Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya, in 2011
10/17/2012 AT 08:15 PM EDT
Dancing with the Stars
professional dancers Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts have decided to end their nine-year marriage, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.
"We have enjoyed more than a decade of a very loving, loyal and happy relationship, but after much soul searching, we have decided to end our marriage. We are committed to staying friends and dance partners. We have immense respect for each other as people and performers,” the pair said in a joint statement Wednesday.
Earlier this month Trebunskaya, 31, and her partner, singer Drew Lachey, were eliminated
from season 15 of the All-Stars edition of the ABC reality ballroom dancing show.
Roberts, 38, competed on seven seasons of Dancing, most famously paired with Marie Osmond
and Paul McCartney’s ex-wife Heather Mills.