NSYNC member Joey Fatone confirmed this week that he and his wife of nearly 15 years are divorcing.
“I was, at one point, married, and now I am separated, going through a divorce,” Fatone told Us Weekly at the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards. By his side at the event was longtime girlfriend Izabel Araujo, who he reportedly began dating in 2014.
The ex-couple has been separated for some time, but Fatone, 42, had not previously publicly addressed the split.
Fatone and Baldwin wed in 2004, tying the knot after nearly a decade of on-and-off dating. In 2013, reports circulated that the two were heading for divorce, and Fatone acknowledged that the claims were causing him stress: “I’m deeply upset about that,” he said at the time, adding that he and his wife were “fine” and “still married … kids are great.”
Fatone’s girlfriend has been by his side at numerous red carpet events in recent years. In May, she shared a sweet photo from Briahna’s high school graduation, and there appears to be no bad blood within the family: Both Araujo and Baldwin appear in one of the smiling snapshots.
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