Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are calling it quits after nearly 13 years of marriage.
“While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment,” the couple told Access Hollywood in a statement. “To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.”
According to the divorce filings obtained by TMZ, Stefani cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the couple’s split and both musicians asked for joint custody of their sons Kingston, Zuma and Apollo.
The couple first met when their bands No Doubt and Bush went on tour together in 1995 and the two began dating shortly after. They tied the knot on Sept. 14, 2002, in London and followed it up with yet another wedding in Los Angeles two weeks later.
The relationship was not without its bumps, as Rossdale would soon learn he was father to then-14-year-old model Daisy Lowe, whose mother is former Powder singer Pearl Lowe. Stefani was rumored to be “devastated” by the news, but couple stayed strong and welcomed their first son in 2006.
The couple has been plagued by divorce rumors for years and Stefani is the first one to admit their marriage hasn’t been easy.
This past February she told Cosmopolitan, “We go through so much together — it’s a miracle that we could stay together this long.”
Source: Huffington Post