"Cheryl and I are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It's been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together," Payne wrote on Twitter. Cole, also a singer -- who goes by Cheryl now and was previously in Girls Aloud -- posted the same statement on her own account.
The couple began dating in 2016 and are parents to one-year-old Bear, whom they welcomed in March 2017.