'Bachelor' host Chris Harrison and wife separate after 18 years
By Us Weekly
ChrisHarrison is now a "Bachelor" himself.
The ABC host, 40, and his wife of 18 years, Gwen, are separating, Us Weekly can confirm. The couple -- who met as students at Oklahoma City University -- have two children: son Joshua, 9, and daughter Taylor, 7.
"Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children," they tell Us in a joint statement.
A rep adds: "They happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and mutual admiration for each other."
In February 2010, "Bachelor" contestant Rozlyn Papa accused Harrison of making a pass at a producer's wife while taping the show in New Zealand. "I won't even dignify that with a response," Harrison said during "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" special.