CNN host Christiane Amanpour and husband split after 20 years of marriage

Christiane Amanpour and husband, Jamie Rubin, are calling it quits after 20 years of marriage.

The Washington Post cited "a friend of the pair" that said the CNN host and her longtime partner are divorcing, though the split is "amicable" and "the two remain close friends." The couple wed in Rome in 1998 one year after meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia, over "late-night margaritas."

Amanpour, 60, and Rubin, 58, share an 18-year-old son, Darius. 

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Christiane Amanpour (L) and Jamie Rubin attend the 2013 Women's Media Awards at 583 Park Avenue on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
Christiane Amanpour with husband, Jamie Rubin attending the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Jamie Rubin and Christiane Amanpour attend the 'The Iron Lady' New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Christiane Amanpour and James Rubin attend the after party for the premiere of 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' at The Standard Hotel Rooftop on December 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Christiane Amanpour, Jamie Rubin, Nora Ephron attending the Opening Night After Party at Marseille Restaurant for Love, Loss and What I Wore as OffBroadway's Biggest Hit welcomes it's newest cast members. November 18, 2009 ?? Walter McBride / (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 1: Christiane Amanpour and husband Jamie Rubin arrive at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC on May 1, 2010. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images) StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Sat May 1 21:43:01 2010
WASHINGTON - MAY 01: Journalist Christiane Amanpour arrives with her husbad Jamie Rubin at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on May 1, 2010 in Washington, DC. The annual dinner featured comedian Jay Leno and was attended by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Journalist Christiane Amanpour and her husband James Rubin attend the DVF & Vanity Fair Preview BRANDAID Project's 'Mask & Mirrors' at Diane Von Furstenberg Gallery on September 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
LONDON - OCTOBER 22: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Christiane Amanpour and Jamie Rubin attend the book launch party for AA Gill's new book 'Table Talk', at Luciano's on October 22, 2007 in London's St James. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
07/07/03 : MIRAMAX FILMS PRESENTs A SCREENING AND DINNER PARTY FOR 'THE MAGDALENE SISTERS' IN SOUTHAMPTON AT THE UNITED ARTISTS CINEMA SOUTHAMPTON AND DINNER AFTER PARTY AT BASILICO ON 10 WINDMILL LANE. THE PARTY WAS HOSTED BY CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, ARIADNE CALVO-PLATERO AND CAROLE RADZIWILL. CAROLE RADZIWILL, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS WITH WIFE ALEXANDRA WENTWORTH, CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR AND HER HUSBAND JAMIE RUBIN. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - JUNE 26: CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour and her husband Jamie Rubin arrive at the National 2003 Gracie Allen Awards at The New York Hilton June 26, 2003 in New York City. The Gracie Allen Awards recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of electronic media including broadcasting, cable and new media. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
368639 02: (MAGAZINES OUT) Jamie Rubin, center and wife Christiane Amanpour, right, laugh with Gene Sperling, left, at the Bloomberg party following the annual white House Correspondents Association Dinner, April 29, 2000, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Karin Cooper/Liaison)
368639 04: (MAGAZINES OUT) Jamie Rubin and wife Christiane Amanpour attend the annual White House correspondents dinner, April 28, 2000, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Karin Cooper)
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The Post reports that the host of CNN's "Amanpour" -- and the network's chief international correspondent -- currently lives in London, while Rubin recently moved to Washington, D.C. The television personality filled Charlie Rose's one-hour slot on PBS after Rose was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women and lost his jobs at both PBS and CBS.

Rubin used to be the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and is now reportedly writing for lobbying firm Ballard Partners.

Neither Christiane Amanpour nor Jamie Rubin, who were considered to be a Washington power couple of sorts, has responded to reports of their split.

 

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