Chance the Rapper and his spouse, Kirsten Corley Bennett, have declared their "choice to separate" after undergoing a period of separation throughout their five-year marriage.

Both took to their individual Instagram stories on April 3 to announce the news. The couple, who share two children, Kensli Bennett, 8, and Marli Grace Bennett, 4, together, expressed, "Following a period of time living apart, we have mutually decided to go our separate ways," in their statement.

"We reached this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we shared together," they elaborated. "God has bestowed upon us two beautiful daughters whom we will continue to co-parent."

Concluding their statement, they requested privacy as they "navigate through this transition."

The couple exchanged vows in March 2019; however, as reported by the Chicago Tribune at that time, they didn't formalize their marriage until after a civil ceremony in December 2018.

The rapper shared news of their engagement via a social media post on the Fourth of July in 2018.

A year later, in 2019, he recounted the heartwarming tale of how he and his wife initially crossed paths.

In a thread posted on X featuring a nostalgic photo of his now-wife, Chance reminisced about being 9 years old and residing in Chicago when he first encountered Kirsten.

He described spotting her at the real estate office where his mother worked in 2003, where she and some friends performed "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child.

Chance vividly remembered feeling like he was "locking eyes with the prettiest girl I ever seen in my almost-a-decade of life on earth" as they sang.

Despite his shyness at the time, he sensed that their meeting was meant to be.

"I knew I was gonna marry that girl, and I ain't wanna jump the gun," he reflected.

Their 5th wedding anniversary was celebrated last month on March 9. However, unlike previous years, neither of them chose to mark the occasion on social media.