Jack Osbourne and Lisa Stelly tried for "many years" to make their marriage work.

Jack Osbourne and Lisa Stelly

Jack Osbourne and Lisa Stelly

The couple - who have been married for almost six years - shocked their fans when they filed for divorce on Friday (18.05.18) and they have released a joint statement to explain that their relationship is still amicable.

They wrote on Instagram: "Hello! So the news about us separating has probably come as a bit of a shock to everyone. But, we just want to clear the air and share with you what's going on.

"So, first and foremost, we absolutely still love each other. Our family is the most important thing in our lives, and we tried everything we could for many years to make this work.

"What's best for our family right now is that we separate lovingly, and remain best friends who are committed to raising our children together. We had 7 beautiful years of being a couple, filled with the most amazing moments and we will be eternally grateful to one another for that. We also have 3 wonderful children who we cherish more than anything."

"We are disappointed but feel confident that we will continue to grow our relationship as co-parents and best friends. Lots of love, Jack and Lisa."

The split comes just three months after the couple, both 32, welcomed their daughter Minnie Theodora and they also have daughters, Andy Rose, three, and Pearl Clementine, together.

Lisa has asked for joint legal and physical custody of the children, along with child visitation for both.

She is also asking for spousal support and for Jack to pay for her attorney's fees.

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