Colorado governor John Hickenlooper and his wife of 10 years, Helen Thorpe, announced their “amicable” separation this week in what just may be the nicest divorce statement ever.
"After years of marriage that have added tremendous love and depth to both of our lives, we have decided to separate," the joint statement read. “We intend to continue functioning as a family that spends a great deal of time together. In fact, we will embark on our annual family vacation together this week, share meals often, and plan to spend holidays together."
Hickenlooper and his ex aren't the first famous pair to veer from the traditional, "we're divorcing, it's amicable, we still love each other" route. Click through the slides below to read more from Hickenlooper's divorce statement and four other surprising announcements.