Omarion and Apryl Jones have called it quits after four years and two kids together. The former couple, who previously starred on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” announced their split on social media.
In a statement posted on Instagram Sunday Omarion praised Apryl, writing that they hope to remain close friends even though they are no longer together. “This is the only public statement I will make about a private matter, after this, I will not speak on or respond to any questions or comments on the matter … The beautiful and talented mother of my children for whom I hold the highest regard and respect, Apryl Jones, and I have mutually decided to end our relationship,” he posted. “We continue to love and support one another and still share a common goal to remain friends while being great parents to our children.”
Apryl announced the surprising breakup by tweeting that she was “single.”
— Apryl Jones (@APRYLSJONES) July 11, 2016
In a Snapchat video the aspiring singer opened up a little more about the split, revealing that cheating was not a factor in them going their separate ways. “Sometimes people just grow apart, and sometimes people just go their own ways,” she said, adding that she was “happy.”
In March, Apryl and Omarion welcomed their second child together, a baby girl named A’mei. They are also parents to a son named Megaa. Just three weeks ago the “Post To Be” singer took to his Instagram to gush about Apryl, writing that he appreciates everything she does for their family.
“She put up with my Krazy. Now we have crazy kids. Thank you for giving me the two best gifts ever! A’mei & Megaa,” he wrote. “They changed me forever! & Maybe I don’t express my gratitude enough. Because you’re solid! Thank you @aprylsjones just in case you needed a reminder on how awesome of a mother you’re. looking at my time line I’am [sic] i could be dealing with someone way worst. Glad that’s not our situation.”