Another music power couple is calling it quits: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale announced in a joint statement they are getting divorced.
“While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment,” they said, according to Entertainment Weekly. “To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.”
Stefani and Rossdale began dating in 1996 and married in 2002; they are the parents of Kingston (9), Zuma (6) and Apollo (1). Stefani is the lead vocalist of No Doubt, and had a solo career for several years while the band was on hiatus. She has famously written songs about her romance with Rossdale for the band. Rossdale is the frontman of the band Bush.
Stefani filed for divorce on Monday, and Rossdale filed his response at the same time. Both are seeking joint custody of the children.