Jake Owen, Wife Lacey Buchanan Divorcing After Three Years of Marriage: See His Split Announcement

Jake Owen and wife Lacey split
Country singer Jake Owen announced on Twitter that he and his model wife, Lacey Buchanan, are divorcing after three years of marriage Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Another country couple has called it quits. Jake Owen and his wife, Lacey Buchanan, have split after three years of marriage, the "Days of Gold" singer shared via Twitter on Friday, Aug. 7.

"This is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life," Owen tweeted of his divorce announcement. "We appreciate your support and privacy in this matter."

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Included with the tweet was a longer statement from the country crooner, 33. "I wanted to let my fans know how much I've appreciated their support of not only my career, but my family as a whole," he wrote. "Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage."

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He went on to mention the couple's only child, whom they welcomed in November 2012. "We want to focus on our daughter Pearl and make sure that she has a beautiful life with loving parents," he noted. "We appreciate you respecting our privacy during this time."

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The "Anywhere With You" hitmaker and Buchanan, a model, first met on the set of Owen's video for "Eight Second Ride." They got engaged in April 2012, when he proposed on stage at his alma mater, Vero Beach High School in Vero Beach, Fla. 

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One month later, the lovebirds exchanged vows on the beach at sunrise. "A best friend for life," Owen tweeted at the time. "My face hurts from smiling. What a wonderful way to start the rest of my life."

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