The Bachelor host Chris Harrison and his wife Gwen are splitting after 18 years of marriage.

“Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children,” the couple announced in a joint statement.

Chris and Gwen have two children together

A rep for Chris added that “They happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and mutual admiration for each other.”

Harrison, 40, is now the subject of a lot of Bachelor jokes and a couple serious questions like “Should he be the next Bachelor?”

I think the NEXT Bachelor might be rushing things a bit. Give him some time to heal. But it’s not the worst idea to ever hit reality TV.