The couple wed in July 2014

By Natalie Stone
November 30, 2016 05:53 PM

Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay and her husband Michael are divorcing, PEOPLE has learned.

The couple, who chose to “focus on themselves” and live separately for the indefinite future at the beginning of November, announced Wednesday their decision to divorce.

“While we have made the difficult decision to move forward separately, our story will continue on through the love and mutual respect that we have cultivated throughout our 15-year friendship. Much of the recent speculation and reporting on our relationship has been misguided, and we have come to an amicable decision on all matters,” the couple said in a joint statement obtained by PEOPLE.

“We might have failed at our marriage, but we are committed to succeeding as friends and will continue to support each other’s personal happiness and professional success,” the statement continues.

After announcing the split, Scheana took to Twitter to thank fans for their support: “Thank you all for the love today! It’s never easy to split with someone you still love, but we will always remain friends.”

Scheana and Michael’s relationship has been featured on the Bravo reality series since before they wed on July 27, 2014 in a televised ceremony. In November 2015, Scheana opened up to boss Lisa Vanderpump about the couple having issues.

“The truth is everything isn’t great. It’s not perfect,” a tearful Scheana, 31, told Vanderpump. “And I keep trying to act like everything’s okay. It’ll get better. I just keep telling myself, ‘It’ll be okay, and it’ll get better.’ ”

After the couple met briefly in early November following Michael’s six-day disappearance, a source told PEOPLE about his current state, “Shay is not sober anymore as he claims and he has been struggling with his sobriety lately, which has caused concern among his friends and family.”

  • Reporting by MELODY CHIU