Alonso confirms divorce

Date published: December 21 2011

Double World Champion Fernando Alonso and Raquel del Rosario have confirmed that they have decided to end their marriage…

Double World Champion Fernando Alonso and Raquel del Rosario have confirmed that they have decided to end their marriage.

The 30-year-old Ferrari driver and del Rosario, lead singer of Spanish pop band El Sueno de Morfeo, tied the knot in 2006 but have now decided to go their separate ways.

A statement issued by the couple on Tuesday said: “After five years of marriage, we have decided to end our relationship as a couple. This has been a very though about [sic] and mutual decision. We are separating from marriage, but never as friends, and there is still a very strong affection and mutual admiration to ensure the happiness of the other.

“With this statement, addressed to all who follow our careers, we wish to bring an end to any speculation. With it, we ask that the media respects our personal lives which, as you know, we have always been keen to protect. With love – Raquel and Fernando”