Ruben Studdard, 'American Idol' Winner Files For Divorce

11/17/2011 10:23 am ET

'American Idol' Season 2 Winner Ruben Studdard has officially called it quits with his wife Surata Zuri McCants.

According to the Daily Mail, Studdard has filed divorce papers in Alabama citing "irreconcilable differences." The former couple. Studdard's attorney, Byron Perkins stated to the site; "Ruben Studdard and Zuri McCants Studdard have separated, and they are in the process of seeking a dissolution of their marriage. "They each request the public respects their privacy during this trying time in their lives."

The Grammy Award-nominee and McCants dated for two years prior to tying the knot in June 2008 at Caterbury United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

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