Jermaine Jackson's wife is speaking out about their divorce.
On Tuesday, Halima Rashid filed for divorce from Michael Jackson's brother, and now she's opening up about the decision to end their almost-12-year marriage.
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The 46-year-old broke her silence to People on Friday, saying:
"With a great amount of sorrow and regret, I today announce that I am filing for divorce from Jermaine Jackson."
The Jackson 5 alum's longtime love cited irreconcilable differences for the split, and revealed a little bit about her crumbling relationship with Janet Jackson's big bro, adding:
"We have enjoyed many good times during our marriage of nearly 12 years, but we have reached a point where our lives would be better and more productive if we are not married. I respect and care for Jermaine and his legendary family, and feel blessed to have been a part of the Jacksons."
And even though Miz Rashid listed their separation date as November 28, 2015 — the same day she was arrested for injuring her now-estranged husband in a fight at their home — she did not mention the incident.
Instead, she's asking for privacy during the split, saying:
"At this time, I ask that our friends, family members and the media respect the difficulty of this decision and allow us privacy as we move on with our lives. Thank you very much."
Halima is seeking spousal support, and Jermaine is still staying silent about the divorce.
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