Chris Harrison & Wife Announce Separation

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The Bachelor host Chris Harrison and his wife Gwen are parting ways.

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The couple tells, "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."

Last February, the 40-year-old TV host brushed off accusations from contestant Rozlyn Papa that he hit on a producer's wife, telling People, "I had nothing to hide ... My wife was there."

Chris and Gwen have been married for 18 years. They have two children: Joshua, 9, and Taylor, 7.