Example has taken to Instagram to announce he and his wife have separated, nine years on from tying the knot.
The singer-come-rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday in a joint post with partner Erin McNaught to reveal they have gone their separate ways ‘amicably’.
The 'Kickstarts' hitmaker, 40, wrote in the honest post that while it isn’t ‘anybody’s business but our own’, they wanted to be the ones to tell their story on their own terms.
The musician, born Elliot John Gleave, actually revealed they had parted from their romantic relationship ‘at the start of the UK summer’.
The post read: “We have had an amazing 11 years together, but just a few too many adventures. Obviously, we spent a lot of time behind the scenes trying to figure things out, but we came to the realisation that perhaps our time as a couple had just come to a natural end.
“So, we have decided to go our separate ways whilst there is still an abundance of love and respect for one another,” the pair explained. “We have been co-parenting happily and effectively now for almost half a year and our boys are surrounded with love.
“Due to Elliot’s busy summer schedule of over 14 weeks in Europe, Erin and the boys flew to London for 4 weeks so Elliot wouldn’t have to go months without seeing Evander and Ennio. We had an amazing family holiday, and look forward to more in the future. We have had incredible support from our closest friends and family, who are proud of how are handling this separation.”
They also explained that they would be turning off the comments section beneath the post ‘to protect ourselves, our children and closest friends and family’, and reminded others not ‘to text or DM’ the couple to allow them ‘space’ at this point in time.
They said: “We don’t want to be distracted by conversations over texts, social media or FaceTime when we need to devote so much time to our own well-being and most importantly, that of our children.
“If you see us out and about together it’s still the same old Elliot & Erin. Though we spend a lot of our time apart we still enjoy time together climbing, jogging, cinema, chasing kids around the park or getting coffee. Expect to see us out and about together with our children often. This is as amicable as it gets. Nobody is blaming anyone in all [of] this.”
The co-parents concluded: “We are very happy that this is the right decision and hope that others can respect this too. Everything is as it should be.”
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