Nicholas Sparks and Wife Separate

There will be no storybook ending for Nicholas Sparks and his wife Cathy – the woman who inspired so many of the best-selling author’s novels.

The king of the love story, who has penned 17 romantic novels – nine of which, including The Notebook, have been made into movies – is splitting from his wife of 25 years.

Amanda Seyfried: 'Everyone Wants to Have Sex' with Channing Tatum

Amanda Seyfried has worked with a lot of good-looking men, but there’s one in particular who rises to the top of her list.

“Channing [Tatum] was amazing. He’s a superstar,” the actress, 27, tells the January issue of InStyle about PEOPLE’s 2012 Sexiest Man Alive.

Seyfried, who starred opposite Tatum in 2010’s Dear John, is well-aware of her former costar’s appeal.