Looks like there’s no happy ending for Nicholas Sparks and his wife Cathy. After 25 years of marriage, the couple has decided to separate and file for a divorce.
In an interview with PEOPLE, the best-selling author revealed that there was no bad blood between the two of them as they decided to go on their separate ways.
“We remain close friends with deep respect for each other and love for our children. For our children’s sake, we regard this as a private matter,” Sparks told PEOPLE.
Nicholas and Cathy have three sons and twin daughters.
Nicholas became a household name when nine out of his 17 romantic novels were made into movies. This includes, “The Notebook,” “A Walk to Remember”, “Safe Haven,” “The Lucky One” and “Message in a Bottle.”
The 49-year-old author always referred to Cathy as his “muse” for all her romantic novels. Nicholas even shared that the two of them used to go on vacations without their kids to rekindle their relationship.
TMZ reported that Nicholas and Cathy have yet to file the necessary legal documents for the separation. The site, however, added that their relationship might have been over months ago following their “post marital agreement” which the couple filed last August.
On a brighter note, another Nicholas Sparks novel is slated to hit theaters soon. The Sparks brand is so popular that the rights to his most recent novel, “The Longest Ride,” have been sold even before it hits the shelves.
According to TIME, the movie tells the story of a young cowboy (Scott Eastwood) who falls in love with a blonde college student (Britt Robertson).
Are you excited to see the new Nicholas Sparks’ film? Do you think his divorce with wife Cathy will influence the way he writes his next books? Sound off in the comments below.
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