Steven Tyler and Wife Split After 17 Years
02/21/2005 AT 08:00 AM EST
"Before the tabloid media makes more of this than it is, I am announcing that my wife Teresa and I are currently separated," said Tyler, 56, asking the public to respect their privacy.
"We're just a family trying to work through a difficult time. A little privacy and sensitivity – for Teresa, my children and myself – would be nice."
The couple have two teenage children, Chelsea, 16, and Taj, 13.
Tyler is also the father of model Mia Tyler, 26, from a previous marriage to Cyrinda Fox, and the actress Liv Tyler, 27, from a previous relationship with Bebe Buell, a former model and Playboy Playmate of the month.