Former Bachelorette Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum have made the decision to split after nearly eight years of marriage.
Hebert and Rosenbaum simultaneously announced the news on Wednesday on their respective social media accounts. “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 the caption of a photo of she and Rosenbaum dancing.
“We created the most beautiful children and shared memories that will never be forgotten. Our differences have taken a toll on our relationship and after years of attempting to repair the damage, we’ve decided that it is in our family’s best interest to create new and separate lives for our children.”
“Please respect our privacy as we move forward with the newness of our lives. Our ultimate focus is to create stable and healthy lives for our children,” she concluded. “Thank you for your love and support throughout the years. Wishing you all love, happiness, and good health.”
Rosenbaum shared the same photo and a statement of his own adding that he realizing their split may come as a “shock” to many. “I have written and rewritten this post dozens of times and each time I feel the same level of disbelief and extreme sadness,” he wrote.
“While I realize that this will come as a complete shock to everyone, I can assure you that this is something that has been developing in our relationship for quite a while. It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that after months of separation, Ashley and I have amicably decided to live our lives apart from one another.”
“Please please please know that there is no one to blame, that there’s no event that triggered this decision, that no one is the victim, and that we’ve done absolutely everything we possibly can to try to salvage this marriage,” he wrote.
“I think we’ve both come to realize that we are just two very different people, with very different personalities and perspectives, who just don’t see eye to eye on a lot of life fundamentals, those which are the building blocks for a happy and healthy marriage,” he wrote.
Hebert and Rosenbaum met on the seventh season of The Bachelorette and tied the knot in 2012 in Pasadena, California. The couple has since welcomed son Fordham Rhys, 6, and daughter Essex Reese, 3.