Paramore’s frontwoman, Hayley Williams, and New Found Glory’s lead guitarist, Chad Gilbert, announced earlier today that they are ending their 10-year relationship.
The couple, that had been married for a bit more than a year, released a now deleted statement on their respective Instagram accounts that you can read below (statement via Pop Crush):
“Marriage is not for the faint of heart,” the singer wrote. “The two of us have been together for the better part of 10 years. We’ve grown up together and we’ve been beside each other through a lot of goodness and a lot of challenges. There is a challenge to trying to understand your own heart in the context of a relationship… and there is goodness in considering another heart, even in spite of your own.”
“Love is an absolute risk,” she continued. “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. That’s something we are deeply thankful for. Even though situations like these can feel defeating. We will continue to encourage and support each other personally and professionally.”