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Published: Monday, 5/6/2013

Crystal Bowersox, husband Brian Walker are splitting up

BLADE STAFF

Crystal Bowersox and her husband Brian Walker are splitting up after two and a half years of marriage.

The couple issued a statement today to People magazine saying that the breakup is amicable. Bowersox, an Elliston, Ohio, native who was the 2010 American Idol runner-up, and Walker were married in Chicago that same year. Bowersox, 27, has a 4 year old son from a previous relationship.

"After two and a half years, we have decided to end our marriage," the couple said in a statement to People. "The friendship and love which brought us together remains strong, and we will continue to support each other in our careers and personal lives. We are hopeful that people will be respectful of our privacy as we face this emotional and challenging time for our family."

In addition to their relationship, the two were songwriting partners, and Walker receives a co-writing credit on three of the songs on her 2013 album "All That For This." He is a singer/songwriter and actor from Chicago.

Bowersox, who played in Toledo in early March and who now lives in Portland, Ore., could not be reached for comment Monday. She is set to play Patsy Cline on Broadway this summer in Always... Patsy Cline.



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