Country singer Jimmie Allen and his wife, Alexis Gale, have announced that they are separating after two years of marriage. The news comes as a surprise, as Gale is currently pregnant with their third child together. In a joint statement posted on Instagram, the couple revealed that they had made the decision to split after much thought and reflection in recent months.

The statement read:

Allen, who is best known for his hit songs "Best Shot" and "Make Me Want To," also took to Instagram to share the news with his fans. In his post, he emphasized that his "number one priority" was ensuring that his children were healthy, happy, and loved. He also expressed his commitment to co-parenting with Gale, despite their separation.

"We remain committed to co-parenting with love and respect for one another," Allen wrote. "In light of our growing family, we respectfully request privacy during this time."

The news of Allen and Gale's separation has come as a shock to many fans of the couple, who appeared to be very much in love. The pair first met in 2015 and began dating shortly after. The couple celebrated their nuptials in May 2018 with their family and friends in attendance.

Allen has a son, Aadyn, from a previous relationship, and he and Gale have two daughters together, Naomi, 3, and Zara, 1. The couple's third child is due later this year.

Despite the news of their separation, Allen and Gale have both indicated their willingness to continue raising their children together in a loving and respectful manner. It remains to be seen how their relationship will evolve in the coming months and years, but for now, they are focused on ensuring that their family remains healthy, happy, and loved.