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Kim Wilde and her husband of 26 years, Hal Fowler, have decided to separate after 26 years of marriage and are now divorced.
The couple, who share two children - Harry, 23, and Rose, 21 - released a joint statement on Wednesday confirming that they had parted ways last year.
A joint statement posted to Kim's Twitter page read, "Kim Wilde and Hal Fowler wish to announce that they amicably separated by agreement last year and have divorced."
"No third party is involved. They remain on good terms and wish only the best for each other in the next phases of their lives. No further comment or statements will be made."
The eighties singer, 62, married writer and actor Hal, 54, back in 1996 after the former couple met while appearing in rock opera Tommy. The pair married within just six months of meeting each other.
Fans were quick to show their support after Kim posted the statement on her Twitter account. One commented, "Sending love, can’t believe I’m reading this, best wishes Kim."
Another added, "Best wishes to you both. Takes a lot of bottle to post such things online, knowing it’s out there and can’t be taken back. Keep rockin Kim!"
While a further fan wrote, "Sorry to hear this Kim. Never easy...Wishing you both all the best."
Kim, who previously revealed how she enjoyed her newfound anonymity after changing her surname to Hal's, recently revealed it's a "beautiful surprise" that fans are still loving her music and want to see her on stage.
The Kids In America singer, who recently did a Greatest Hits tour, admitted, "I didn’t really believe that there would still be an audience for me as a married mum of two kids. I thought all the romance of Kim Wilde was being single and 21."
"That is a different Kim Wilde to the one that they are being presented with. But the audiences love it, which is a beautiful surprise."
She added how her fans have grown with her and embraced her age. She continued, "I think my audience have grown up with me, so there’s a sense we’re all in it together, there’s a joyfulness about that."
"I’m loving singing my hits, I like the way it brings my audience so much happiness and I love how generous they are to me. They know I’m 61 – nobody is pretending anything; they get me warts and all."
It's refreshing to hear that Kim is enjoying her music again, as she previously admitted she'd "fallen out of love" with it after being so heavily associated with her Kids In America hit.
She said, "I’d had enough of singing it, which is one of the reasons why I gave up. I fell out of love with it. I’d been defined by that song from the age of 20 to 36 and there was a part of that which is quite confining, so I needed to stop."
Robyn is a celebrity and entertainment journalist and editor with over eight years experience in the industry. As well as contributing regular to woman&home, she also often writes for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly and The Sun.
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