Australian model and TV presenter Erin McNaught and her musician husband Example have split after more than a decade of marriage.
The couple made the announcement in a joint statement, saying their relationship had come to a “natural end” after sharing “just too many adventures”.
They also said in a lengthy Instagram post – alongside a photo taken on Tuesday – that they were focusing on “co-parenting” their two sons, seven-year-old Evander and five-year-old Enio, and asked everyone to respect their privacy. .
The former couple, who have been living in McNaught’s native Australia since English artist Example, real name Elliot Gleave, was granted residency in 2019, said: “While we don’t think it’s anyone’s business but ours, it’s inevitable , that someday soon the media may start speculating on our personal lives.
“At the beginning of the British summer, we decided to part ways. We had a wonderful 11 years together, but there were too many adventures.
“Obviously we’ve spent a lot of time behind the scenes trying to figure things out, but we’ve come to the realization that maybe our time as a couple has come to a natural end.
“So we’ve decided to go our separate ways while there’s a lot of love and respect for each other.”
They added: “We’ve been parenting happily and effectively for almost six months now and our boys are surrounded by love… We have incredible support from our closest friends and family who are proud of how they’re coping. separation.”
The couple turned off comments on the post “to protect themselves, our children and our closest friends and family.”
They added: “Please don’t feel the need to text or DM us, whoever you are. We’ll appreciate the space now and don’t want to be distracted by texting, social media, or FaceTime when we need to devote so much time to our own well-being and, most importantly, the well-being of our children.
“Whenever you see us together, it’s still the same old Elliot and Erin… Expect to see us together with our kids a lot. It is as friendly as possible. No one blames anyone for all this. We are very happy that this is the right decision and hope that others will respect that as well.”
The pair captioned the photo with a heart and praying hands emoji, along with a note saying their photo together “was taken today.”
The couple were engaged in 2012 before tying the knot a year later.
McNaught, Miss Universe Australia, also starred in the 2020 season of SAS Australia.
Example previously thanked his model partner for “saving his life” when he was partying so hard he could have died.
In 2020, he said: “Erin saved me from an early death. At one time, I was in too much pain.”