Ian Ziering and wife Erin Ludwig are splitting up. The 55-year-old Beverly Hills, 90210 actor announced the couple’s decision to separate after nine years of marriage on Thursday.
The couple began dating in late 2009 and married in May 2010.
Ian shared the news on Instagram. “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Erin and I are splitting up,” he wrote. “With our hectic work schedules we could not be busier, and over the last few years have grown apart.”
Ian had nothing but positive things to say about Erin. “She is one of the most incredible women I have ever met and the best mom to our kids,” he also wrote in the lengthy caption.
The two share two daughters: 8-year-old Mia Loren and 6-year-old Penna Mae.
Ian also let fans know he was speaking out on the private situation because he had already started hearing rumors about it. “It has come to my attention that things are being written and said to sensationalize a situation that is simply not sensational,” he noted. “Any quote attributed to me is completely false and solely meant by haters to undermine our intention to continue to get along, protect and raise our daughters, and be examples of successful co-parents.”
“We ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time as we focus on what is important to us, our girls,” he concluded. This was Ian’s second marriage. He was previously married to model-actress Nikki Schieler Ziering from 1997 to 2002.
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