Joe Francis Confirms Split From His Wife After Seven Weeks of Marriage

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Joe Francis is starting fresh in the new year.

The Girls Gone Wild founder, 37, confirmed the report that he and wife of just seven weeks, Christina McLarty, have called it quits.

“After careful and thoughtful consideration on both our parts, Christina and I have mutually decided to end our relationship," Francis told Us in a statement. "We entered into our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness that we leave it. We wish each other the best for the future.”

A pal says the pair, who tied the knot in early November, have been living apart.

"Things completely changed in the relationship and it just became painful," says the insider.