By peoplestaff225
Updated October 06, 2005 09:49 AM

R&B singer/songwriter Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and his wife Tracey released a statement on Wednesday that they have been unofficially separated "for quite some time," according to the Associated Press.

In the statement, they said, "It is with deep regret that we announce our permanent separation. We remain best friends."

The couple, who have produced movies and TV shows together (including Soul Food) said they will "continue to work together in our companies, and our various business ventures. … More importantly, we are parents of two wonderful children, and will continue to provide a loving, caring and stable environment for them."

They have been married for 11 (or 13) years and have two sons, Brandon and Dylan Michael.

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