NEW YORK – Add Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds (search) and his wife to the growing list of celebrity bust-ups.
Edmonds and his wife Tracey issued a statement Wednesday announcing the end of their marriage after 13 years.
They have two young children. The pair said they had already been unofficially separated "for quite some time."
"It is with deep regret that we announce our permanent separation. We remain best friends," said the couple, who have also produced movies and television shows together, including "Soul Food."
"[We] will continue to work together in our companies, and our various business ventures," the statement said. "More importantly, we are parents of two wonderful children, and will continue to provide a loving, caring and stable environment for them."
Besides his career as a best-selling crooner with hits including "Whip Appeal" and "Change the World" (search), Edmonds has also written top hits for Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Bobby Brown and others.