Chambers, Nicholson separate
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
– Australian singer Kasey Chambers and her sometimes musical partner Shane Nicholson announced they are separating.
Chambers said in a statement on her web site through her management company, "Sadly we announce that Kasey & Shane have mutually decided to separate. They have been living apart for sometime now, however they remain close friends and have a strong family unit. Please respect their privacy with this matter as there will be no further comments."
The couple were married for eight years and have two children.
Chambers and Nicholson released "Rattlin' Bones" in 2008 and "Wreck & Ruin" last year.
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