Last updated on Jun 10th, 2021 at 05:21 pm

TV and radio personality Mark Pilgrim and wife Nicole confirmed their divorce in a joint statement on social media.

The couple married in 2007 in Mauritius and have two daughters together, aged 10 and 7.

Mark captioned the statement on Instagram: “A message from Nicole and I.”

“Life happens and despite it sometimes being unfortunate, it’s one’s attitude that determines the outcome. We decided on a positive outcome,” said the statement.

According to the statement, the couple had been “separated for over a year,”  and after “months of counselling” realised that it was time to “let go”.

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About the reason for the divorce, the couple said there is “no story” and “no scandal” but that they “simply started growing apart.”

 

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The divorce was finalised on Friday, and the couple referred to their 13-year marriage as “an incredible chapter”.

“We will always be friends and respect each other,” they further said.

Read the full message from the pair below:

Dear Friends

Life happens and despite it sometimes being unfortunate, it’s one’s attitude that determines the outcome. We decided on a positive outcome.

Many of you know by now that we’ve been separated for over a year. We thought it better to post this message, so people know what’s going on without the need for speculation.

We’re just 2 people, who like most other couples, are navigating the ups and downs of life. We’ve both heard different reasons for why we’re no longer together, stories perpetuated by some who probably meant no harm but were simply wanting to pledge their allegiance. Well, sorry guys, there’s no story! No scandal. After many happy years together, we simply started growing apart. Unfortunately, in the last few years, even after months of counselling, we realised it was time to let go, and in doing so still continue being the best parents we could be for our 2 beautiful daughters. And now, today marks the closure of an incredible chapter in our lives as the divorce was decreed.

We will always be friends and respect each other. We have both made a decision to simply remember the many wonderful years together as a family. We will always be connected by the love we share for our amazing daughters, Alyssa and Tayla-Jean. Our girls see our amicable relationship every day. They’ve adapted well and embrace the fact that they now have 2 loving homes with a mum and dad that have embraced the spirit of co-parenting.

As we both embark on new chapters in our lives, we thank you for your continued support and love and ask that you embrace us both.

Much love to all.

Nicole and Mark

 

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Author: News24.com