Jake Owen and wife Lacey Buchanan announce divorce


Jake Owen Announces Divorce On Twitter

The summer of heartbreak continues.

Jake Owen is the latest star to join the lonely hearts club, as he and his wife Lacey Buchanan are divorcing. The country singer made the announcement on his Twitter page on Friday.

"This is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life," he wrote. "We appreciate your support and privacy in this matter."

WATCH: Jake Owen Gushes Over Fatherhood and Daddy-Daughter Fishing Dates

Accompanying the tweet is a photo of his official statement, which reads: "I wanted to let my fans know how much I've appreciated their support not only of my career, but my family as a whole. Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage. We want to focus on our daughter Pearl and make sure that she has a beautiful life with loving parents. We appreciate you respecting our privacy during this time."

PHOTOS: See the couple in happier times

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DOVER, DE - JUNE 28: Musician Jake Owen performs onstage during day 3 of the Big Barrel Country Music Festival on June 28, 2015 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Big Barrel)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 19: Singer Jake Owen (L) and Lacey Buchanan attend the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 18: Singer Jake Owen performs onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 18, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: (L-R) Recording artists Justin Moore and Jake Owen and Lacey Owen attend the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Recording Artist Jake Owen performs during the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** Jake Owen and wife backstage at the 4th annual Concert For a Cure at the Wildhorse Saloon on June 12, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Recording artist Jake Owen and wife Lacey Buchanan attend the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 21: Singer/Songwriter Jake Owen, Wife/Model Lacey Buchanan and daughter pearl backstage at Country Thunder - Twin Lakes, Wisconsin - Day 4 on July 21, 2013 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 7: Recording artist Jake Owen introduces his wife Lacey Buchanan and their daughter Olive Pearl in concert during THE PLAYERS Championship Military Appreciation Day Ceremony outside the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse on May 7, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)
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Owen and Buchanan wed on May 7, 2012, exactly one month after the singer popped the question live on-stage during a hometown show in Vero Beach, Florida. Six months later, on November 22, the couple welcomed a baby girl named Olive Pearl.

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Owen opened up about fatherhood in a recent interview with ET while promoting his new single, "Real Life."

"Having a child now, there are times I look at her and times like takin' her fishin' or takin' her out on the boat -- when she grows up, that's what's gonna be real to her," he said. "She's gonna talk about the times she learned to fish with daddy or went out on the boat and learned how to surf, those are gonna be the things that are real to her. Just the daddy-daughter dates that we have together, that's a big deal not only to her I'm sure down the road, but it's a big deal to me right now."

Owen and Buchanan are the latest in a wave of stars to split this summer. Among the growing roster of bombshell divorces we're still reeling from: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert; Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock; Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner; and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale.

Need a pick-me-up? Watch Owen talk about his forthcoming album in the video below.

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