Rachel Stevens announces split from husband of 13 years
Singer Rachel Stevens confirmed the news on Instagram.
Singer Rachel Stevens and Alex Bourne have broken up.
The mum-of-two revealed she is separating from her husband Alex Bourne.
The couple were together for 13 years.
The Dancing On Ice star announced the news in an emotional statement.
The couple were due to celebrate their 13th wedding anniversary in August.
“I just wanted to share with you all that after time and consideration the difficult decision has been made for Alex and I to separate.”
Rachel said their daughters will always come first, no matter what their relationship status.
The 44-year-old said: "While we are no longer partners in marriage, we will remain partners in parenthood to our beautiful girls and continue with love and respect for each other."
"I feel so incredibly grateful for the life we built together and will now continue to be focused on moving forward united as a family.”
Rachel and Alex are parents to two daughters- 11-year-old Amelie and 8-year-old Minnie.
The pair were childhood sweethearts. Rachel and Alex have known one another since they were teenagers.
The Sweet Dreams My LA Ex singer married Bourne in 2009. The pair tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in August at Claridges, London.
Rachel thanked her followers for their support during this difficult time.
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your lovely messages of love and support."
"It means so much," the S Club 7 singer said.