The singer and his partner, who spent nearly 10 years together and wed in 2015, released a joint statement confirming the end of their relationship on Tuesday (06Mar18), insisting they plan to move forward as friends."After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple," the statement reads. "We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives.

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"The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward."

The couple eloped and quietly wed in September, 2015 during a vacation in Cuba. Insiders claim Usher and Grace separated at the beginning of 2018. They started dating in 2009, shortly after Usher split from his first wife, Tameka Foster.