Good Morning America co-host, Lara Spencer, has surprised everyone by announcing that she is splitting from her longtime husband of 15 years.
Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer splits with her husband of 15 years http://t.co/XCqgirVQAp
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Fourty-five-year-old Spencer, who spoke with PageSix exclusively, shared the news that she and her 47-year-old husband, David Haffenreffer, have decided to end their long marriage.
In a statement to PageSix, the couple stated, “After a lot of thought, care and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage. It’s a sad decision that did not come easily, especially because we respect and love each other and our children. They remain our top priority. We will raise them and care for them together.”
Spencer and Haffenreffer have two children, Kate and Duff, who are 11 and 13-years-old.
Spencer and her once husband, who live in Greenwich, Connecticut, are “remaining friends” and have referred to their unexpected split as “amicable.”
Spencer wed Haffenreffer back in 2000 in Southampton. At the time, Spencer was just a contributor for Good Morning America while reporting for WABC. Haffenreffer was working as a contributor for Ahead of the Curve on CNN.
At the time of her wedding 15 years ago, Spencer spoke with Martha Stewart Weddings about her nuptials. Spencer shared that she wanted to wed in Southampton because “that’s where our courtship began and where it continues.”
Spender also added, “the dream is my closest friends and family in a place that’s really special to me,” according to Fox News.
The couple seemed to be happy throughout the years, with the couple making a move to Los Angeles when Spencer got a job as a host for The Insider. Spencer even shared her secrets in an interview with Good Housekeeping in 2012, talking about her then happy marriage.
When asked what three words described her as a wife, Spencer replied, “I want to say ‘hot, sexy kitten,’ but in reality it’s ‘funny best friend.’ All we do is laugh together.”
Apparently, Spencer, who was named co-host of Good Morning America in 2011, wants to remain best friends with Haffenreffer, who left the world of journalism for real estate as the brokerage manager for Houlihan Lawrence. According to E!, Lara Spencer and her one-time husband have decided that the split isn’t going to ruin their family, stating that “a scheduled family vacation will go on as planned next week.”