Kate del Castillo and Aarón Díaz have decided to end their marriage. The 38-year-old star of La Reina del Sur confirmed the news via Twitter yesterday. “Aaron has been the best man I have ever had and will continue to be, which is why we have decided to separate—to keep loving one another forever,” del Castillo wrote. “I beg that you don’t sully this separation with speculation, no one is to blame. There is only growth, love and an ongoing search… I will carry his love and the love of his family with me…forever.”
The news comes after months of consistent rumors questioning the Mexican couple’s marriage. Even del Castillo’s father, Eric del Castillo, described his daughter’s marriage to the 29-year-old telenovela actor as “not normal” because of the time they spent away from each other and the distance between Diaz and del Castillo. Both actors, who were married in 2009, have spent most of their time apart recently, filming their respective telenovelas in different countries.
Díaz released a written statement about his split in which he described how difficult it was to break up with his wife. “It's more difficult to accept that a relationship so beautiful failed because of the success of two people with different paths.” The Mexican actor went on to thank del Castillo and her parents for welcoming him into their family.