May 30, 2011 05:59:03 GMT
On their five-year wedding anniversary, the first winner of 'America's Next Top Model' and her actor husband announce they are taking time to see if they want to continue their marriage.
Adrianne Curry and her husband of five years, Christopher Knight, are heading to a divorce. On the five-year anniversary of their wedding, the first winner of "America's Next Top Model" and the Peter Brady of "The Brady Bunch" announced their separation through long-time friend and manager Phil Viardo.
"After starting a relationship with what seemed to be irreconcilable differences, the couple has reached a period where those differences are no longer appreciated," Phil explained in a statement released via Hollyscoop. "The decision was mutually reached after it became clear to both that some perspective was needed in order to assess their unique union."
"Not unlike all marriages, work must be put in. Obvious to both Knight and Curry was that their marriage would require more effort then a garden-variety relationship. They are taking time to see if they want to continue to put in that extraordinary effort. The couple has mutually determined that they are at a place where moving forward will require a step back."
Phil concluded, "They still love one another but need some distance to consider their future. Both Knight and Curry decided to release this joint announcement today in order to preempt any potential rumors and gossip and ask that their fans and the media respect their privacy during this delicate period."
Adrianne met Christopher on VH1's "The Surreal Life". The 28-year-old model got engaged to the 53-year-old actor on the season finale of "My Fair Brady" in 2005. They tied the knot in a gothic-themed wedding in her hometown of Joliet, Illinois the next year. While her manager confirmed the split, Adrianne herself tweeted on Sunday evening, "May 29th, 2006 I married Christopher Anton Knight. Enjoy your weekend! I certainly am!!!"