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Ashley and JP called it quits after 8 years of marriage. Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum married (officiated by Chris Harrison no less) after Ashley chose him on her season of The Bachelorette (Season 7). The pair have two children together, Essex and Ford, and were with each other through JP’s diagnosis of an autoimmune disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, where the immune system attacks the nerves, as well as Ashley’s graduation from dental school and move to New Jersey. They were an adorable couple – one of my favorites. The pair cites being separated for a few months and knowing that their differences were not going to be worked out. The pair is splitting amicably and our hearts go out to them as they navigate their new worlds.

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I have written and rewritten this post dozens of times and each time I feel the same level of disbelief and extreme sadness. While I realize that this will come as a complete shock to everyone, I can assure you that this is something that has been developing in our relationship for quite a while. It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that after months of separation, Ashley and I have amicably decided to live our lives apart from one another. Please please please know that there is no one to blame, that there’s no event that triggered this decision, that no one is the victim, and that we’ve done absolutely everything we possibly can to try to salvage this marriage. I think we’ve both come to realize that we are just two very different people, with very different personalities and perspectives, who just don’t see eye to eye on a lot life fundamentals, those which are the building blocks for a happy and healthy marriage. We have created the most beautiful, sweet and loving children, and have created so many unforgettable memories that we’ll always cherish. Our differences, however, have taken a toll on our relationship and after years of attempting to repair the damage, we’ve decided that it is in our family’s best interest live our lives apart. We request that you please respect our privacy as we move forward with the newness of our lives and attempt to create a new norm for our children. Our ultimate focus is to co-parent our kids to the best of our ability and to maintain stable and healthy lives for Fordy & Essie From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all your love and support throughout the years. It has really meant a lot to us! Wishing you all love, happiness, and good health. ❤️

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