Dame Valerie Adams announces separation from husband Gabriel

Dame Valerie Adams has announced her separation from husband Gabriel Price.

The pair married at Temple View in Hamilton, New Zealand on 2 April 2016.

Valerie and Gabriel, both 37, who have been family friends since childhood through their parents and church, were married in a small Mormon ceremony in Hamilton yesterday. Photo / Woman’s Day

A statement released by the four-time World champion said: “I have something to share and I want you to learn of this from me personally.

“Gabriel and I have separated.

“While we are no longer together, we both remain entirely committed to our beautiful children.

“As with any breakup it can be emotional and difficult so I do ask that you please respect the privacy of my family during this time”.

Adams and Price are both half Tongan and they have two children, a daughter born in 2017 and a son.

Adams and Price are both 37. They have been family friends since childhood through their parents and church.

Adams was previously married to Bertrand Vili, a discuss thrower from New Caledonia. They married in 2004 and divorced in early 2010.

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