Lara Spencer and David Haffenreffer to Divorce

The couple call it a "sad decision" and say they will continue to raise their children together

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Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer and her husband, David Haffenreffer, are divorcing amicably after 15 years together, PEOPLE confirms.

“After a lot of thought, care and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage,” the couple said in a statement. “It’s a sad decision that did not come easily, especially because we respect and love each other and our children. They remain our top priority. We will raise them and care for them together.”

Spencer and Haffenreffer, a real estate broker and former reporter, married in Southampton, New York – the place, Spencer told Martha Stewart, “where our courtship began and where it continues.”

Before joining GMA as co-host in April, Spencer was the show’s lifestyle anchor; and before that, host of The Insider.

The New York Post‘s Page Six, who was first to report the news, says that the couple are “remaining friends” and will head out for a family vacation this week.

Reporting by EMILY STROHM

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