Faith Evans And Ex-Husband Release Statement On Divorce

Grammy-winning singer Faith Evans and her record executive/producer husband, Todd Russaw have released the following joint statement in light of the recent filing for divorce:

“The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time in anyone’s life. However, after a great deal of thought and careful consideration, we have come to the decision to end our marriage together. We will both remain committed to parenting our children and will also continue to support each other’s professional endeavors. We consider this a private matter and we will not make any further statement regarding the matter. We would appreciate the press respecting the privacy of our family, particularly our children, as we attempt to handle our situation with respect and dignity.”

Though divorce papers were filed on May 17, 2011 citing “irreconcilable differences,” Evans says the couple have been separated since 2005.

The couple have been married since 1997, and have two children together, Joshua, 13, and Ryder, 4.