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'The Bachelor' Host Chris Harrison Splits From Wife of 18 Years

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May 4 2012, Published 12:43 p.m. ET

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How's this for irony? He's known for hosting the show about cupid's arrow striking on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but host Chris Harrison is now a bachelor again himself. After 18 years of marriage he's spliting up with his college sweetheart, Gwen. 

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According to RadarOnline, the couple released a joint statement "after much heartfelt consideration."

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The statement pointed out, "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.”

Chris and Gwen met at Oklahoma City University and have two kids together: Joshua, 9, and Taylor, 7. Despite being in the public eye, the show must go on! Chris will return to host The Bachelorette starring Emily Maynard on May 14 on ABC. 

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