British pop star Gareth Gates has split from his wife after four years of marriage.
The singer-turned-musical theatre star has confirmed he has separated from his dancer partner, Suzanne, who he met in 2002, but insists they spent a long time battling to save their relationship for the sake of their three-year-old daughter, Missy.
Gates tells Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "Despite our efforts over the past three years to make our marriage work, sadly Suzanne and I have decided to separate. Whilst we have grown apart, we love and cherish our wonderful daughter Missy and together we will prioritise her happy upbringing."
The news comes just weeks after Gates was pictured on a night out in London with his arm around the shoulders of 23-year-old actress Faye Brookes, who appears with him in a production of Legally Blonde.