Hollywood, CA- “Dancing with the Stars” pros, John Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya have announced they are divorcing after almost a decade of marriage.

In a joint statement the couple said, “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 an immense respect for each other as people and performers.”

The couple got engaged on Valenetine’s Day in 2002, but love doesn’t always last.

The couple became household names after appearing in numerous seasons of the wildly popular dance competition show that is in its fifteenth season.

Anna was appeared in 10 of those seasons; she and her star partner Drew Lachey were recently voted off of “DWTS.” Roberts’ most recent appearance on the show was in season 9.

In addition to their appearances on “DWTS,” the couple also own and run a dance studio in California along with Anna’s mother.

The couple did not state their reason for divorce but the majority of couples split because of irreconcilable differences. But filing divorce papers isn’t the only step in the process.

Divorce is difficult because the couple must unravel their finances and assets. Even though the decision to split may be mutual, when it comes to money, a divorce may become contentious. A divorce attorney can help a couple reach a settlement they both can agree on and head off any contentious issues before they arise.