'Bachelorette' stars Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum separate after 7 years of marriage
"Bachelorette" star Ashley Hebert announced Wednesday that she and J.P. Rosenbaum, her almost eight-year-old husband, ended their marriage.
"It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that, after months of separation, Jp and I have amicably decided to go our separate ways," Hebert wrote in an Instagram update. "Our differences have weighed heavily on our relationship and after years of trying to repair the damage, we have decided that it is in our family's best interest to create new and separated lives for our children."
The 35-year-old television personality admitted that while the two have "created the most beautiful children and shared memories that will never be forgotten", their "ultimate focus is on creating stable and healthy lives for our children."
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Rosenbaum, 43, also used his Instagram to share the news, saying, "I've written and rewritten this post dozen of times and each time I feel the same level of disbelief and extreme sadness."
"While I know this is going to be a complete shock to everyone, I can assure you that this has been going on in our relationship for some time," he said. "Please, please, please know that no one is to blame, that there is no event that triggered this decision, that no one is the victim, and that we have done absolutely everything to try to save this marriage."
Both have since asked fans to respect their privacy at such a difficult time.
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Hebert and Rosenbaum met and engaged in the seventh season of "The Bachelorette", which aired in 2011. They teamed up in a television special from December 2012.
The former couple share two children, a six-year-old son named Fordham and a three-year-old daughter, Essex.
'Bachelorette' stars Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum separated after 7 years of marriage and originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
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