Musician Example and his wife Erin McNaught have announced their separation after 11 years together.
The couple released a joint statement on their Instagram accounts and explained that their relationship had “come to a natural end”.
“At the start of the British summer we decided to go our separate ways. We had an incredible 11 years together, but just a few too many adventures,” they said.
“Obviously we spent a lot of time behind the scenes trying to figure things out, but we realized that maybe our time as a couple just ended naturally.”
Example – real name whose real name is Elliot John Gleave, – and McNaught, both 40, married in 2013 and share two sons, Evander, seven, and Ennio, five.
In their joint statement, they said they have been ‘happy and successful co-parents for nearly six months’, adding: ‘Our boys are surrounded by love.
McNaught, an Australian model and Miss Australia beauty pageant titleholder, flew out with the couple’s children to London for four weeks this summer due to Gleave’s ‘busy summer schedule’, to get away sure he “wouldn’t have to go months” without seeing them.
“We had an amazing family vacation and look forward to more in the future,” they wrote.
The couple asked for privacy and space, adding that they “have to spend as much time [to] our well-being and especially that of our children.
“If you see us dating, it’s still the same old Elliot and Erin,” they continued. “Although we spend a lot of time apart, we still enjoy spending time together, rock climbing, jogging, watching movies, chasing the kids in the park, or having coffee.
“It’s as friendly as it gets. No one is blaming anyone in this. We are very happy that it was the right decision and hope others can respect it as well.
On their 10e birthday last year, Gleave shared a touching tribute to his wife on Instagram, describing her as his “life partner.”
He thanked her for “having my kids, having me, having the most twisted sense of humor, aging upside down and teaching me something new every day.”