With 15 years behind them, everyone thought they had made it. But, that was not to be. Joey Fatone of the beloved boy band ’NSYNC’ and wife Kelly Baldwin have announced that they are going their separate ways.
TMZ broke the news on Thursday, but the move was made a month ago.
“The 'NSYNC star filed legal docs on May 13 in Florida stating he wants out of his marriage with Kelly Baldwin.
“They got married in September 2009 and have two kids together,” 18-year-old Briahna and 9-year-old Kloey.
Fans first caught wind that the couple was headed for Splitsville at the Critics'Choice Awards when Fatone revealed that he'd been separated and was going through a divorce.
In fact, Joey attended the ceremony with girlfriend Izabel Araujo, with whom he's admittedly been in a relationship for a little over four years.
Many are speculating that the divorce announcement means he and Araujo are taking their relationship to the next level, causing Joey to be eager to legally end his marriage to Kelly.
The couple has had their share of challenges during the course of their marriage.
“While pregnant with Kloey, Baldwin faced serious health complications. Fatone told ET in 2017 that Kloey's autism diagnosis tested him and Baldwin as parents.
Joey shared, ”It has tested us a lot. She's on the spectrum of autism and there are all different types, so everyone handles their child differently, but we handle it as we go, like most parents."
The split announcement comes amidst rumors that 'NSYNC' may be mounting a comeback tour with all the original band members, including megastar Justin Timberlake.
Please join us in praying for Joey and Kelly's daughters as they face an uncertain future.