“Sadly we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple said in a statement to People in 2015. “We’ve shared nine beautiful and joyous years together. During that time we experienced love, friendship and the inevitable challenges that come with managing a marriage, careers, blended families and health issues.”
This August, Yolanda opened up about her 2012 Lyme Disease diagnosis played a role in ending their marriage.
“All of a sudden all of the things we shared, all of the things we used to love to do together—go for walks in the morning, having a studio in the house and blasting music all day, having dinner parties—that all shut down,” she told People. “I couldn’t participate in that life anymore.”
She also wrote about this issue in her memoir, Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisibility of Lyme Disease.
“I’m starting to feel that David is unhappy with the fact that I can’t be by his side the way that I used to be,” she wrote. “I try to make light of it and joke that he married a lemon. It’s sad but true. I went from being the funny girlfriend who was up for anything and had endless energy to the wife who is too sick to be by his side.”
“He lost his wingman, his partner in crime, and I fell as if he’s starting to get impatient with my recovery,” she continued. “I understand that even brief periods of illness can strain important relationships in your life. A chronic condition like mine, one that has consumed years of our lives, poses enormous challenges.”