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Karl Vannieuwkerke confirms separation and asks for privacy to respect

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VRT sports journalist Karl Vannieuwkerke (47) and his wife Ellen Daems (49) have decided after 18 years to put an end to their marriage. They took that decision some months ago, but The Newspaper made the news this morning known. Vannieuwkerke confirms today in a press release the separation, but will not go into that.

The presenter and his wife have two children, Jef (14) and Marte (13), about whom they have the guardianship according to The Newspaper going to share. A concrete reason for the break is not known, but the couple would simply “had grown apart”.

That confirms Vannieuwkerke today in a press release. “It’s true that my wife and I after almost 18 years a few months ago, have decided to put an end to our marriage. We were the past few years from each other has grown, but in the best understanding from each other. We are both 100% behind this choice”, says the. “Our children will in the future always at the heart of everything we do.”

The well-known VRT-face asks, finally, only to the privacy of him and his family respect. “For the rest, we come here not to return. There are about this topic, no interviews, not even after insistence. Thank you for understanding.”

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