SPLITSVILLE LANE: Anthony Hamilton & Wife Tarshá Announce They Are Divorcing
It's news we hate to hear: R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton and his wife of almost a decade, Tarshá Hamilton, have confirmed they're getting a divorce. Details inside...
It's over between "Can't Let Go" singer Anthony Hamilton and singer-songwriter wife Tarshá. The couple, who would have celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary next month, are calling it quits.
One of the last public outings for the couple was Fantasia's baby shower in October 2011, then a red carpet appearance in early 2012 (above).
Tarshá confirmed the news via press release saying,
Tarshá and Anthony’s greatest priorities are loving and raising their three children and are committed to co-parenting together. Both will continue to work in tandem on various music projects including Tarshá’s upcoming debut “Sounds Like Tarshá” which will released on Pennie Bank Productions.
The release, sent from her camp, stated that she would "continue her work in music, healthcare and community service as a strong single mother."
Interestingly, in a 2013 essay written by Tarshá called the Power of Adapting, which was part of the anthology Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships in the African American Community, she wrote about the hardships of her and Anthony's marriage while juggling six kids:
Since the twins were born, the time that we gave to each other was forwarded to them. So we ended up doing the thing we said we wouldn’t do, and kind of ended up neglecting each other. Sometimes because you’re giving so much to the kids, you find yourself too tired even to put in the effort. He’s a very hands-on dad. So it was taxing on us. He wanted to do things his way, and I wanted to take care of them my way, so we found ourselves arguing more than agreeing.
My marriage could have easily taken a fall if I continued to struggle with being an artist and not being able to do what I want to do, and if I continued to resent my husband because I felt I was stuck home with the children.
What I’ve come to realize is that I am a part of his success, because my presence allows him to go out and tour with peace of mind, knowing his family is taken care of, that the children are being loved by their mother. The house becomes home and it’s beautiful and peaceful, and he can come home to a meal or to whatever. I’m a part of this machine, I’m a part of this working and that’s the big picture.
Sad news for the man whose music is on everyone's wedding reception playlist. He's been busy traveling around the world performing. His next stop is the 2015 Summer Spirit Festival in Columbia, Maryland August 8th.
Meanwhile, Tarshá has been hanging out back home in Charlotte with Fantasia. She also says she plans to release an album Fall 2015.
Photo: Getty/Tarshá's IG