Singer Usher and his wife of two years, Grace Miguel, are calling it quits. The notoriously private couple has mutually decided to end their marriage and confirmed the news in a joint statement sent exclusively to Us Weekly.
“After much thought and consideration, we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives,” they confirm in the statement. “The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.”
The couple first began dating in 2009. Usher proposed to Miguel, his love and longtime manager, back in January 2015. Later that year the couple eloped and later that year the news broke that they had in fact secretly wed.
This was Usher’s second marriage. He and ex-wife Tameka Foster share two sons, Usher Raymond V, 10, and Naviyd Ely, 9.