ZAC BROWN and his wife Shelly announced they're "separating as a couple." (Is that the country version of conscious uncoupling?) They've been married for 12 years and have FIVE KIDS together. He's 40 and she's 34.
They released a joint statement, quote, "We feel blessed to be on such an incredible journey in life and sometimes the journey begins to lead in different directions. It is with deep love and respect that we announce we are separating as a couple.
"This was a difficult decision, but we've done plenty of tough things together and this is our next venture . . . love, mutual respect, and care for each other are what we are moving forward with.
"Family comes in all different forms. We would like to ask that rather than commenting or spending any energy towards this, that you take this moment to send love to your family, in honor of ours."