Imelda May publicly announces split from husband

Imelda, Darrel and Violet
Imelda, Darrel and Violet

Imelda May has publicly announced she and her husband are to split after thirteen years of marriage.

The Dublin singer took to Facebook to announce the split in order to "dispel any bad rumours" surrounding the separation from Darrel Higham. 

In the post she wrote: 

"Ok so here it goes... My husband Darrel and I have split up. As you can imagine we are very sad but happy we're making the right decision for us and our daughter who is doing really well by the way.

"The papers are running with it soon. Weird to have your life as gossip but that's human nature. No matter what you hear and read my husband and I have the deepest love and respect for each other and are doing well.

"We are lucky to both have such amazing family and friends. As you know I hate to air my laundry in public and never do but thought I should put something on here to dispel any bad rumours.

"I wish you and yours much love. God bless. Imelda X"

They married in 2002 and have one daughter, Violet.