"We are committed to staying friends and dance partners," they tell PEOPLE

By Monica Rizzo
October 17, 2012 08:15 PM
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Dancing with the Stars professional dancers Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts have decided to end their nine-year marriage, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.

“We have enjoyed more than a decade of a very loving, loyal and happy relationship, but after much soul searching, we have decided to end our marriage. We are committed to staying friends and dance partners. We have immense respect for each other as people and performers, the pair said in a joint statement Wednesday.

Earlier this month Trebunskaya, 31, and her partner, singer Drew Lachey, were eliminated from season 15 of the All-Stars edition of the ABC reality ballroom dancing show.

Roberts, 38, competed on seven seasons of Dancing, most famously paired with Marie Osmond and Paul McCartney s ex-wife Heather Mills.

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