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Darius Rucker splits from wife Beth Leonard: ‘we have so much love in our hearts for each other’

Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker ‘deliberately’ disconnects’ after wife Beth Leonard after 20 years

Darius Rucker’s marriage is the latest victim of a famous relationship of the global pandemic of COVID-19.

The three-time Grammy winner will divorce his wife Beth Leonard after 20 years of marriage.

Hootie & the Blowfish frontman announced the amicable split on Saturday in a statement on Instagram, along with a photo of himself and Leonard at the 2017 CMA Awards.

Amicable split: Darius Rucker announced his amicable split of wife Beth Leonard after 20 years Saturday in a statement on Instagram along with a photo of himself and Leonard at the 2017 CMA Awards

Amicable split: Darius Rucker announced his amicable split of wife Beth Leonard after 20 years Saturday in a statement on Instagram along with a photo of himself and Leonard at the 2017 CMA Awards

The 54-year-old took a page from Gwyneth Paltrow’s book and wrote, “Beth and I would like to share that after a long thought, we made the decision to consciously disconnect.”

He assured that their three children will continue to be their priority during the amicable split, as they raise as friends together.

Rucker continued, “We remain close friends and parenting partners and remain each other’s greatest cheerleaders. Our priority will always be our beautiful family.

‘We have so much love in our hearts for each other and we will continue to stimulate growth and expansion together. Please be kind as we make this journey and we always thank you for your love and support. – Darius & Beth Rucker ‘

Co-parenting: He assured that their three children will continue to be their priority during the amicable split as they raise as friends together (pictured in April 2017)

Co-parenting: He assured that their three children will continue to be their priority during the amicable split as they raise as friends together (pictured in April 2017)

Co-parenting: He assured that their three children will continue to be their priority during the amicable split as they raise as friends together (pictured in April 2017)

Still Friends: Rucker continued, “We remain close friends and parenting partners and remain each other's greatest cheerleaders. Our priority will always be our beautiful family '(pictured in June 2017)

Still Friends: Rucker continued, “We remain close friends and parenting partners and remain each other's greatest cheerleaders. Our priority will always be our beautiful family '(pictured in June 2017)

Still Friends: Rucker continued, “We remain close friends and parenting partners and remain each other’s greatest cheerleaders. Our priority will always be our beautiful family ‘(pictured in June 2017)

He and Leonard tied the knot in December 2000 and they share daughter Daniella, 19, and son Jack, 15, while Rucker also shares daughter Caroline, 24, with ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Phillips.

Rucker said The boot in 2010: ‘I tried to get her to go out with me, but she didn’t want to. I was in New York and it was one of those rare free nights.

“I had nothing to do – we always had something to do when we were in New York! We had a free evening and I was just in my hotel room. She called me and said, “Hey, do you want to see this play?” I was like, “Sure!” ‘

He continued, “She went up the stairs [to her apartment], and I said, “Well, you know I’m going to marry you?”

“She just laughed. Her roommate or boyfriend was up there in their apartment, and I yelled, “Anyone upstairs in Beth Leonard’s apartment, you can just leave, because I just want you to know I’m going to marry her!” ‘

Proud parents: Rucker and Leonard tied the knot in December 2000 and share daughter Daniella (19) and son Jack (15)

Proud parents: Rucker and Leonard tied the knot in December 2000 and share daughter Daniella (19) and son Jack (15)

Proud parents: Rucker and Leonard tied the knot in December 2000 and share daughter Daniella (19) and son Jack (15)

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