It is with heavy hearts that we (Alexis and Jim Bellino) inform the public of our mutual decision to end our marriage—but it’s important to us that you know we made this choice together, with love, and as the best decision for our children’s future.
Alexis and I hold one another in the highest regard as spouses, and especially as parents. We have agreed on 50/50 custody of the children, and we ask that you respect our privacy by not theorizing about the reasons for our divorce.
In recent days and weeks, there has been a lot of negative discussion about our marriage and why it is ending. Outside of the news of our decision to part ways, there is nothing provocative, alluring, or sordid about the dissolution of our marriage. Quite to the contrary, we strongly support each other just as we have since the beginning of our relationship.
Our marriage was a good one, but we were never perfect people or spouses—no one is, and in this respect, we were a lot like millions of other married people. And, just like millions of other married people, we simply grew apart over time—there is no ill will or bad blood between us—and maybe that’s why absurd rumors about our marriage and future together began when we filed for divorce.
We ultimately want you to feel happy for us, respect our privacy during this difficult time, and pray for our mutual benefit as we weather this storm. To the fans who have supported us since the beginning, we’re grateful for how you cheer us on—we ask that you continue to cheer as our lives and the lives of our children change and ultimately improve as a result of this difficult decision.