Paramore’s Hayley Williams and New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert have announced publicly on Instagram and social media that they will be splitting up, Stating in a joint statement that “We want to publicly state, plainly and only this time – That we are splitting up.” The couple got married on February 20th, 2016 in Tennessee. Read their full statement below.
“So much more goes into putting a statement together than anyone till ever see. There’s real life behind these black and white words. Sleepless nights and procrastination and sadness and fear… Unfortunately, it all ends up looking the same. Like some publicity crap.
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 another heart, even in spite of your own. Marriage is not for the faint of heart. 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.
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.
Hopefully, you’ll understand that the personal aspects of what we are going through are not for anyone else to carry. Only us. To allow people any further into this moment in our lives would be to dishonor our history together and our ability to move forward with integrity. Thank to the fans of both of our bands for all of the kindness you’ve shown to both of us for so many years. Thanks to our families and friends for loving us in all our seasons.
Hayley and Chad.”
See the Instagram posts below.