Darius Rucker and wife Beth announce split after 20 years: 'We are consciously uncoupling'

14 July 2020, 16:34

Beth and Darius Rucker together with their children Daniella and Jack
Beth and Darius Rucker together with their children Daniella and Jack. Picture: Getty

By Rory O'Connor

Darius Rucker and his wife Beth, have announced that they are splitting after 20 years of marriage.

Announcing the news via social media at the weekend, the 54-year-old country singer revealed they would "remain close friends and parenting partners".

A joint statement released by Darius and Beth read: "Beth and I would like to share that after much reflection, we have made the decision to consciously uncouple.

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"We remain close friends and parenting partners and continue to be each other’s biggest cheerleaders.

"Our priority will always be our beautiful family."

The pair continued: "We have so much love in our hearts for each other and will continue to encourage growth and expansion in one other.

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"Please be kind as we take on this journey, and we thank you for your love and support always. Darius and Beth Rucker."

The couple met when Darius was still the frontman in Hootie & the Blowfish and Beth was working at VH1.

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Darius Rucker with wife Beth
Darius Rucker with wife Beth. Picture: PA

They married in 2000 and have two children together, Daniella, 19, and Jack, 15.

Darius also has a 25-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

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He launched a country music career after Hootie & the Blowfish went on hiatus in 2008, scoring a string of country hits, including 'Don't Think I Don't Think About It', 'Come Back Song', and 'Wagon Wheel'.

This year has already seen several high profile country couple splits, from Darius and Beth, to Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly, to Michael Ray and Carly Pearce, and to Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock.