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90210’s Ian Ziering and Wife Split After 9 Years of Marriage

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BH 90210 actor Ian Ziering took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the news in a heartfelt message, shared alongside a snapshot of two cherubic angels from Michelangelo’s iconic Sistine Chapel fresco.

“It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Erin and I are splitting up,” Ian Ziering wrote via Instagram. “With our hectic work schedules we could not be busier, and over the last few years have grown apart. She is one of the most incredible women I have ever met and the best mom to our kids.”

The actor concluded: “We ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time as we focus on what is important to us, our girls. Peace and love.”

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Ludwig, for her part, shared a raw Instagram. addressing news of the split. “I mean, it is kind of hard to choose an announcing your divorce picture, so i just went with my favorite one of myself ?,” she captioned a beach photo on Thursday. “After 9 1/2 years of marriage Ian asked for a divorce. After having asked multiple times I knew it was time to give up. Knowing that I am not the person to make him happy makes the situation feel more peaceful.”

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“The girls and I are doing great and finding gratitude and love in our new life together and rebuilding,” she continued. “Thank you to everyone who has been reaching out and I am sorry if I do not get a chance to respond right now. I appreciate your love and the sisterhood of women who surrounds me during this time.”

The pair wed in May 2010. Ziering was previously married to Nikki Schieler from 1997 to 2002.

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It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Erin and I are splitting up. With our hectic work schedules we could not be busier, and over the last few years have grown apart. She is one of the most incredible women I have ever met and the best mom to our kids. It has come to my attention that things are being written and said to sensationalize a situation that is simply not sensational. Any quote attributed to me is completely false and solely meant by haters to undermine our intention to continue to get along, protect and raise our daughters, and be examples of successful co-parents. We ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time as we focus on what is important to us, our girls. Peace and love, Ian

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