Love is an absolute risk, and it's up to each of us to stay hopeful even when the outcome isn't what we'd originally hoped for," the statement continued.
"We want to publicly state -- plainly, and only this time -- that we are splitting up. We will continue to encourage and support each other personally and professionally."See the full post below: Williams, 28, and Gilbert, 36, started dating in 2008.
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“We want to publicly state — plainly, and only this time — that we are splitting up.
” followed by the classic on-stage punctuation, “#micdrop.” Hayley followed suit a few minutes later tweeting, “Hey, guess what?
” The couple have been dating since 2008 with their bands touring together on several occasions including a Caribbean cruise earlier this year dubbed Parahoy.
The 27-year-old Ignorance singer and the guitarist, 34, were married at the Franklin Theater.
Bosses at New Found Glory’s record label Hopeless Records confirmed the news in a tweet, writing, “Congratulations Chad & Hayley!!!
and there is goodness in considering another heart, even in spite of your own.""Marriage is not for the faint of heart.
She captioned one of the shots: “Hayley and chads wedding – 20/02/16.” The couple started dating in 2008 and became engaged in December, 2014.
Before dating Chad, Hayley, who has performed with her new husband’s side project What’s Eating Gilbert, romanced former bandmates Josh and Zac Farro.
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. Even though situations like these can feel defeating.
We will continue to encourage and support each other personally and professionally.” The statement went on to explain that the couple has been together for nearly 10 years and they have grown up together as a couple.