Steven Tyler and Wife Split After 17 Years

02/21/2005 at 08:00 AM EST

Steven Tyler and Wife Split After 17 Years
Singer Steven Tyler and wife Teresa.
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Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler and his wife, Teresa, are separating after 17 years of marriage, he announced Sunday in a statement through his band?s publicist.

"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.

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