Veteran singer David Cassidy temporarily split from his wife after their son moved out of the family home.
The former teen idol has been married to singer/songwriter Sue Shifrin, his third wife, since 1991, and they share a child, Beau.
However, the pair hit the rocks after the 21-year-old left home to go to university, and Cassidy admits he considered filing for divorce before they worked out their differences.
He tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Sue and I have definitely gone through the fire together, and we had an episode not too long ago when we separated. It was a month or so after Beau moved out to college.
"Sue works and is a highly emotional human being, and I work and live at a high pitch, so with all those elements, plus with Beau moving out, we got to a point where we had to decide if we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.
"We didn't consider divorce, it was more a question of would we be happier in separate residences? But, in the end, we just missed each other's love and support and company, and so we got back together again."