Gwen Jones and Chris Harrison

Longtime Bachelor host Chris Harrison is about to become a bachelor once again. He is separating from Gwen, his wife of 18 years, People reports.

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"Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children," the couple said in a joint statement to the magazine.

Harrison, 40, and his wife have two children: Joshua, 9, and Taylor, 7. Harrison will next be seen as the host of The Bachelorette, which returns for a new season on Monday, May 14 at 8/7c on ABC.