Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds is back on the market. Babyface and Nicole “Nikki” Pantenburg have called it quits after 7 years of marriage.
The singer, songwriter and music producer and his estranged wife issued a joint statement to The Blast, confirming the news on Tuesday.
“After much thought and with great sadness, we have decided to end our marriage. We continue to care and have respect for one another and share eternal love for our daughter and her well-being. We ask for personal privacy for ourselves and our daughter as we navigate these new steps as a family.”
Babyface, 62, and 48-year-old Nicole, his former background dancer, began dating in 2007 and they wed in 2014. They share a daughter, named Peyton Nicole.
Nicole, who starred in the 1990s sitcom Moesha, is one of Janet Jackson‘s closest friends. She was also one of Janet’s dancers.
Babyface wed his first wife, Denise, in the 1980s.
In 1990, he met Tracey Edmonds when she auditioned for his music video for “Whip Appeal”. They married on September 5, 1992, and share two grown sons, Brandon and Dylan.
In 2005, they announced their divorce after 13 years of marriage.