Bachelor host Chris Harrison and wife call it quits. Harrison and Gwen Jones have been married since 1993. They have two children, who they are dedicated to raising together. In a joint statement, the couple says, “Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children.”

“The Bachelorette” returns on May 14 with 25 guys vying for Emily Maynard’s heart. Harrison got his start hosting HGTV’s Designers’ Challenge before joining The Bachelor. He has hosted the ABC dating series and its various spin-offs since The Bachelor debuted in 2002.

The news of the split was first reported by People.

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