Bachelorette stars Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum announced on Wednesday that they have separated after eight years of marriage.
Hebert, 35, proposed to 43-year-old Rosenbaum in the finale of the seventh season of the ABC dating show in 2011. They married the following year.
Both bachelor stars announced their separation on Instagram, along with a photo of them dancing together.
“With a heavy heart I share with you that after months of separation, Jp and I have decided in a friendly way to go different ways,” wrote Hebert.
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The pediatric dentist continued: “We created the most beautiful children and shared memories that will never be forgotten.”
They share two children – Fordham, 6, and Essex, 3.
“Our differences affected our relationship, and after years of trying to repair the damage, we decided it was in our family’s best interest to create a new and separate life for our children,” the former bachelor said.
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Hebert also asked fans for “confidentiality” and thanked them for “love and support over the years.”
“Our ultimate focus is to create a stable and healthy life for our children,” she added.
Rosenbaum shared his own statement and admitted that although their separation could be a “shock” to some fans, they have been considering a divorce “for a long time”.
“Please, please, please know that no one is to blame, that there is no event that caused this decision, that no one is a victim, and that we have done absolutely everything we can to try to save this marriage,” he said. fans.
He added: “I think we both realized that we are just two very different people, with very different personalities and perspectives who just don’t see much face to face. [of] basics of life, those that are the building blocks for a happy and healthy marriage. “
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In 2018, Hebert and Rosenbaum renewed their vows in Aruba.
“Five more years to come,” Rosenbaum wrote in a caption at the time.