Carmen and Dave Can’t Say They Didn’t Try

Carmen Electra and Dave Narvarro gave it their best shot trying to save their marriage. Reportedly, the couple has had a very rough year. Each of their extremely hectic schedules are to blame for the problems the couple has had reports People magazine.

Backstage at a July 13 Rock Star: Supernova party held at L.A.’s Roxy, Dave Navarro just wanted a little affection. “If someone was walking by, he’d say, ‘I need a hug,’ ” says a source at the event, where the former Jane’s Addiction guitarist performed with his new band, Camp Freddy. “It was a little weird, but the girls went with it.”

It all made sense just a few days later when Navarro, 39, and wife Carmen Electra, 34, announced they had separated after two and a half years of marriage. “They’ve tried so hard to stay together,” a friend tells PEOPLE in its new issue. “But both of them finally realized it’s just not working out.”

“They’re both heartbroken, but they still love each other,” says the source. “The reality of it is that they’re better off as best friends.”

It’s too bad, because they were actually quite cute together.

Carmen & Dave: What Went Wrong? [People]

Written by Lauren Burch