Darius Rucker and Wife “Consciously Uncouple” After 20 Years of Marriage

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Darius Rucker nad wife Beth divorce after 20 years of marriage
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Darius Rucker and his wife Beth have decided to go their separate ways after almost 20 years of marriage.

The “Alright” singer shared the news via Twitter on Saturday, July 11, using “consciously uncouple” to describe their breakup, a phrase made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow and ex-husband Chris Martin at the time of their divorce.

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“Beth and I would like to share that after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncouple,” Darius shared. “We remain close friends and parenting partners and continue to be each other’s biggest cheerleaders. Our priority will always be our beautiful family. We have so much love in our hearts for each other and will continue to encourage growth and expansion in one other. Please be kind as we take on this journey, and we thank you for your love and support always. — Darius & Beth Rucker.”

Darius, who began his music career as frontman for Hootie & The Blowfish,  married Beth in December 2000. His 2009 hit “Alright” was inspired by their marriage. They have two children together— Daniella, 19, and Jack, 15. Darius has an older daughter, Caroline, from a previous relationship.

During their marriage Darius talked about how he admired his wife for standing by him through their marriage.

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“Marriage is not easy. You have to decide to work. That’s what it really comes down to, two people deciding to stay together or not. Beth’s a strong woman,” Darius told The Boot. “It takes a strong woman to be married to a musician, especially a musician who was drinking and partying as hard as I was, and I think life for us is where we are now. It took a long time for us to get to where we are now, and we say to each other all the time, ‘I love us. I love our family. I love us.’”

We wish the couple the best as they go their separate ways.