Rachel Stevens has separated from her husband of over 10 years, Alex Bourne.
The S Club singer, 44, and her childhood sweetheart, 45, broke up after marrying in 2009 and having daughters Amélie, 11, and Minnie, eight.
Stevens posted an Instagram Story on Friday (01.07.22) that read, “Just wanted to share all of this with you after some time and thought the difficult decision has been made for Alex and I to go our separate ways.
“Although we will no longer be partners in marriage, we will remain partners in the parenting of our beautiful daughters and will continue with love and respect for each other.”
She signed: “I am incredibly grateful for the life we have built together and will now continue to focus on the future united as a family.”
Stevens, rocketed to fame as part of pop group S Club in 1999, became a major pin-up girl before appearing in the fourteenth series of “Dancing on Ice” this year, finishing second at 43. dance partner Vincent Simone.
She recently insisted she would love to recreate her magazine photo shoot days, telling The Sun: “Yeah, I’d do another bikini shoot, why not? I loved doing those shoots because it’s was an opportunity to do something where I could express myself in a different way than ‘Top Of The Pops’ or ‘Smash Hits’ and all those other magazines the band did.
“I love photoshoots and find them really creative. I love getting involved in how we’re going to make the images look.
Her exes include actor Jeremy Edwards, 51, who she got engaged to in 2002 before splitting two years later.