Darius Rucker and Wife Beth Decide to Consciously Uncouple

"We Have So Much Love in Our Hearts for Each Other," They Share After 20 Years of Marriage

On Saturday afternoon (July 11), Darius Rucker and his wife Beth shared the unexpected news that they were getting divorced.

"Beth and I would like to share that after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncouple. 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 another.

"Please be kind as we take on this journey, and we thank you for your love and support always," they wrote, signing the post together as Darius and Beth Rucker.

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: (L-R) Beth Leonard, Daniella Rose Rucker, recording artist Darius Rucker, and Jack Rucker attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The Ruckers married in 2000, and have two children together, daughter Daniella Rose and son Jack. Rucker also has an older daughter Carolyn from a previous relationship. Rucker first met Beth (Leonard) when she was working at VH1 and he was at the height of his Hootie & the Blowfish career. They were married between his 1998 Musical Chairs and 2003 Hootie & the Blowfish albums. The family's primary residence is just outside of Charleston, South Carolina.

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