Hayley Williams, Chad Gilbert Divorcing

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Hayley Williams Divorce

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Hayley Williams Divorce

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Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert are divorcing. The couple announced the split in a joint statement on Saturday.

Williams and Gilbert both posted the same type-written message on their respective Instagram pages without a caption. It begins, “So much more goes into putting a statement together than anyone will ever see. There’s real life behind these black and white words. Sleepless nights and procrastination and sadness and fear… Unfortunately, it all ends up looking the same. Like some publicity crap.”

“The two of us have been together for the better part of 10 years,” they continue. “We’ve grown up together and we’ve been beside each other through a lot of goodness and a lot of challenges.” They note, however, that “marriage is not for the faint of heart,” and “it’s up to each of us to stay hopeful even when the outcome isn’t what we’d originally hoped for.”

The music stars go on to say, “We want to publicly state — plainly, and only this time — that we are splitting up. We also feel it’s important to state that we are going to be okay and in fact, we remain close friends who are good in each other’s eyes.” Williams and Gilbert promise to “continue to encourage and support each other personally and professionally.”

“Hopefully, you’ll understand that the personal aspects of what we are going through are not for anyone else to carry. Only us. To allow people further into this moment in our lives would be to dishonor our history together and our ability to move forward with integrity. Thank you to fans of both our bands for all the kindness you’ve shown to both of us for so many years,” they write.

The Paramore frontwoman and New Found Glory member conclude by also thanking their families and friends “for loving us in all seasons.” As Gossip Cop reported, Williams and Gilbert became engaged on Christmas Day in 2014, and congratulations poured in on social media from friends like Taylor Swift and Pete Wentz. They married in February 2016. See the estranged spouses’ full statement below.

Hayley Wiilliams Divorce Statement

(Hayley Williams/Instagram)

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