Former Extreme Weight Loss trainers and co-hosts Chris and Heidi Powell have announced that they have split after nearly ten years of marriage. Chris and Heidi posted a joint statement on his Instagram account this week, telling fans that they had “difficult” news to share.
The couple posted a pic of themselves smiling for the camera, and they wrote in the caption that they hoped their fans would receive the difficult news with the compassion and love that they need right now.
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We have some difficult news to share with you today, and hope it’s received with the compassion and love we need right now. It is with much thought, prayer, and love that Heidi and I have decided to separate as husband and wife. . While this may come as quite a shock to many of you, please know that this decision was made over the course of many months on a quest to create the best dynamic for our modern family, and we are now in a great place. . While we feel an immense amount of sadness from the ending of one chapter, there is also an overwhelming amount of hope, peace, and love as we move into this next chapter with a slightly different-looking relationship. . We will ALWAYS be a family, bound by 4 amazingly beautiful children (and 2 dads). And as crazy as it may seem, we wouldn’t have it any other way. All 7 of us receive endless amounts of love and support from each other, as well as from the many wonderful people in our lives. . We promise you the relationship between us will only continue to strengthen, and over time you’ll realize that what we have is more than just a marriage. It’s a true and beautiful life partnership—one we are both incredibly grateful for. . Our only ask in all of this is that you please be kind and respect our kids during this time by allowing us a little extra privacy. . As for our passion and desire to change the world? That will never change…and we will continue to excitedly pursue our mission together, side-by-side. . Thank you for loving us…exactly as we are.❤️
“It is with much thought, prayer, and love that Heidi and I have decided to separate as husband and wife,” read the post. “While this may come as quite a shock to many of you, please know that this decision was made over the course of many months on a quest to create the best dynamic for our modern family, and we are now in a great place.”
Chris and Heidi continued by writing that they feel an immense amount of sadness from the ending of this chapter, but there is also an “overwhelming amount of hope, peace, and love” as they move onto the next chapter in their lives with “a slightly different-looking relationship.”
The former couple made it clear that they will always be a family who are bound by their “4 amazingly beautiful children (and 2 dads).” Chris and Heidi got married in June 2010 and share two children – an eight-year-old son named Cash and a six-year-old daughter named Ruby – and Heidi also has two children from her previous marriage to Derek Solomon.
In the lengthy statement, Chris and Heidi wrote that their relationship will only continue to strengthen. And, over time, fans will realize that what they have is more than just a marriage. They said they have a true and beautiful life partnership, and they are both incredibly grateful for that.
The former couple said that the only thing they asked of their fans is that they be kind and respect their kids during this time by allowing them “a little extra privacy.” Chris and Heidi Powell also thanked their fans for loving them exactly as they are.