Nelly Furtado and husband Demacio Castellon split after 8 years of marriage


Nelly Furtado and Demacio Castellon have gone their separate ways, the singer's rep confirms to ET.

"Nelly is out of the country promoting her new album, but on her behalf, I can confirm the news is true, and Nelly has been and is in great spirits personally and professionally," her rep tells ET. "She is currently in the U.K. and Germany promoting her new album."

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The 38-year-old singer revealed during a Wednesday appearance on ITV's Loose Women that she and Castellon had split last summer, after eight years of marriage.

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RUST, GERMANY - APRIL 07: Nelly Furtado attends the Radio Regenbogen Award 2017 at Europapark on April 7, 2017 in Rust, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Getty Images)
THE CHEW - Andrew McCarthy and Nelly Furtado are the guests today, Tuesday, March 29, 2017 on ABC's 'The Chew.' 'The Chew' airs MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) NELLY FURTADO
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 8 - Nelly Furtado photographed at Cosmic Records where she used to work. Nelly has a new album coming out, The Ride, at the end of March. March 8, 2017. (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Singer Nelly Furtado is seen walking in Soho on January 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 03: Nelly Furtado visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 3, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado (L) attends the Build series to discuss 'The Ride' at Build Studio on January 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 06: Recording artist Nelly Furtado performs onstage during the WE Day Celebration Dinner at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14: Artist Nelly Furtado attends the 'Hyena Road' premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: Nelly Furtado performs during Contemporary Color, Conceived By David Byrne at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on June 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Nelly Furtado attends the Rubin Musuem Of Art 10th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Singer/actress Nelly Furtado attends 'The Good Lie' premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 7, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Singer Nelly Furtado attends the 2013 'Cyndi Lauper and Friends: Home for the Holidays' concert at The Beacon Theatre on December 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Nelly Furtado arrives at the XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards at Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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"I am single now," Furtado said. "Someone here needs to update my Wikipedia -- it's not helping my dating life!"

"I went through an emotionally difficult time last summer and I actually wrote and sung myself songs to get through it," she continued. "I was going through a breakup, and I would sing to myself while I drove on these long drives and I thought to myself, 'I'm so lucky that I can write songs because I can soothe myself with them.'"

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Furtado, who has a 13-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, said she spent her recent time away from the limelight finding a new balance in life.

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"Sometimes you just want to sit home and bake muffins for your daughter, clean my toilet, having a moment to yourself," she confessed. "It's great to have your career take off and have those blessings, but if you don't have that time, when you give and give, you crash."

"I need to stay emotionally and physically well for my daughter," she added.


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