Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Real-Life Couple Has Split

Kyle Lowder (Rick, BB; ex-Brady, Days) and Arianne Zuker (ex-Nicole, Days), who married on Aug.3, 2002, have gone their separate ways.

The couple released this joint statement: "We are saddened to announce that after five years of marriage we will be amicably parting ways. This decision has come with great consideration and was not easy for either one of us. We continue to have tremendous respect, admiration and hold one another in the highest regard. We greatly appreciate all of the support we have received from our family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time and are grateful to everyone for respecting our need for privacy and healing as we move forward in this process."

This is truly sad news, as they made such a great couple. When I spoke with Kyle a few months back, he had nothing but praise for his soon-to-be ex-wife. He said: "At first, our characters (on Days), never spoke to one another, we never had scenes with one another. We started to date, and eventually married. Then, the writers decided to put us together. It was a little frustrating at times, because I felt like they were taking advantage of the situation. But it was all good. It was so fun to work with her. She is such an amazing actress -- nothing like her character on the show. It all worked out in the end."

I wish them both all the best and know that they will both be able to handle this newest obstacle with dignity and grace.