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March 04, 2015 01:40 PM

After 25 years, a Shark Tank star’s marriage is coming to an end.

PEOPLE has confirmed that Robert Herjavec is legally separated from wife Diane Plese.

“Human relationships are so difficult,” Herjavec, 52, said in a statement. “I wish nothing but love and peace for our family as we move forward from this.”

“It’s been a terribly difficult year and I’m looking forward to a new chapter,” he added.

Herjavec and Plese married in 1990 and have two daughters, Caprice and Skye, and a son named Brendan.

The businessman – whose net worth exceeds $100 million – began his career as a media personality in 2006 on Dragons’ Den, where he heard business and investment ideas from Canadian entrepreneurs for six seasons. He joined Shark Tank when it launched in 2009, and has starred on the show since.

Herjavec will appear on the upcoming 20th season of Dancing with the Stars; he’s been partnered with pro Kym Johnson.

TMZ was the first to report news of the split.

Reporting by JOHNNY DODD

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