In a letter to their 187,000 followers that spanned six Instagram posts, Caleb Anthony, 27, reveals that he and Kordale Lewis, 26, are “no longer together.”
The Atlanta couple, who have two daughters and a son between the ages of 6 and 8, sparked a collective “aw” across the Internet last year when they posted a photo of their morning hair routine with their girls, captioning the photo, “Being fathers is getting our daughters up at 5:30 am, making breakfast, getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30.”
Being fathers is getting our daughters up at 5:30 am making breakfast getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30 .This is a typical day in our household . It's not easy but we enjoy every moment and eveny minute of #fatherhood . #proudfathers #blackfathers #prouddads #gaydads
There appeared to be no signs of discord in the family in January, when their lives were documented in a two-minute video produced for Nikon’s “I Am Generation Image” campaign.
But Anthony’s letter gives general clues about what went wrong for the pair: “Loving someone shouldn’t be hard, it should be easy and stress free,” he writes. “You should never have to question your worth or compromise your morals when you’re with your soulmate.”
It seems Anthony and Lewis made an effort to work out their issues but ultimately could not mend feelings of “disrespect.”
“Neither one of us were perfect in our relationship, but when you are blatantly disrespected by someone who is supposed to be working with you to make y’all better, going to counseling smiling and telling you how much everything is going to work out it’s over,” Anthony writes.
Anthony assures his kids Desmiray, Malia, and Kordale Jr. that he will still be there for them despite the breakup.
“To my beautiful kids, I’ll see you this weekend at mommy’s house; it’s whatever you all want to do!”
“My love for them will always prevail even if ‘Daddy’ and I are no longer together,” he adds.
Even though “needing” to write the letter “breaks his heart,” Anthony insists that he still believes love will eventually prevail.
“Love truly wins,” he writes, “and I wish the best for Kordale.”
Here’s to hoping love really will make a comeback.