After 24 years of marriage, Princess Cristina of Spain and her husband Inaki Urdangarin are splitting up. The former couple announced their breakup in a joint statement to Spanish state-owned newswire EFE on Jan. 24.
“By mutual agreement we have decided to break off our marriage,” read the statement, per a translation service. “Our commitment to our children remains intact. Since this is a private decision we ask the utmost respect of all those around us.”
Inaki and Cristina, who has been living in Switzerland, share four children: Juan, 22, Pablo, 21, Miguel, 19 and Irene, 16.
While the breakup statement sounded cordial, the split isn’t without drama. A week before the announcement, Spanish tabloid Lecturas revealed photographs of Inaki, 54, holding hands with another woman during a visit to southern France, as seen in The Daily Mail. The mystery woman was later identified as Ainhoa Armentia, 43, a Spanish accounting analyst, according to The Times.