Hootie & the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker introduced on Saturday, July 11, that he and his spouse, Beth Leonard, have cut up after 20 years of marriage.
“Beth and I want to share that after a lot reflection we have now made the choice to consciously uncouple,” he captioned a photo on Instagram of the pair on the CMA Awards in 2017 whereas referring to the phrase Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin launched to the world once they broke up in 2014.
“We stay shut mates and parenting companions and proceed to be one another’s greatest cheerleaders,” he continued. “Our precedence will all the time be our lovely household. Now we have a lot of love in our hearts for one another and can proceed to encourage progress and growth in a single different. Please be form as we tackle this journey, and we thanks to your love and assistance all the time.”
The couple, who wed in 2000, share daughter Daniella, 19, and son Jack, 15. The nation singer additionally has a 25-year-old daughter, Carolyn, from an earlier relationship.
“I had been making an attempt to get her to exit with me, and she or he wouldn’t,” the “Alright” singer informed The Boot in 2010. “[The band] had the night time off, and I used to be simply in my lodge room. She is known as me and stated, ‘Hey, do you wish to go see this play?’ I used to be like, ‘Positive!’”
After the present, “She was strolling up the steps [to her apartment], and I stated, ‘Effectively, you already know that I’m going to marry you, proper?’ She simply laughed,” he recalled. “Her roommate or her boyfriend was up there of their condominium, and I yelled, ‘To whoever’s up there in Beth Leonard’s condominium, you may simply go away as a result of I simply need you to know that I’m going to marry her!’”
In 2018, he informed the outlet that he wasn’t the best individual to be married to and stated that he thanked his wife “every day for staying with me and being the robust lady she is.”
“You understand, her and nation music saved my life,” he added.