Grammy award-winning singer, Babyface and Wife Nicole Pantenburg break up after 7 years of marriage

American singer, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and his wife, actress Nicole Pantenburg are going their separate ways after 7 years of marraige.

In a joint statement shared with PEOPLE Wednesday, the pair announced their split. “After much thought and with great sadness, we have decided to end our marriage,” the now-former couple said.

“We continue to care and have respect for one another and share eternal love for our daughter and her well-being,” they added, referring to daughter Peyton Nicole, 12. “We ask for personal privacy for ourselves and our daughter as we navigate these new steps as a family.”

It’s unclear what led to the split between Edmonds, 62, and Pantenburg, 48.

The Grammy award-winning singer and producer began dating the actress back in 2007, and they married seven years later in 2014. At the time, the couple tied the knot in front of a group of celebrity guests including Oprah Winfrey, among others.

Pantenburg is Edmonds’ third wife, according to Hot New Hip Hop. The artiste was previously married to his first wife, Denise, and then to his second wife, Tracey Edmonds, who he met in 1990 and wed two years later.

The “Every Time I Close My Eyes” singer and his second wife welcomed two children together; sons Brandon and Dylan before divorcing 13 years later in 2005.