Nicholas Sparks, 49, may be the master of the romance novel but as it turns out, his real life love story doesn’t have a happy ending. The author of The Notebook and A Walk to Remember has separated from his wife Cathy after 25 years of marriage.
The couple, who married in 1989, have three sons and twin daughters together, ranging in age from 12 to 23. Nicholas discussed the state of their relationship with People magazine, saying, “Cathy and I have separated. This is, of course, not a decision we’ve made lightly. We remain close friends with deep respect for each other and love for our children. For our children’s sake, we regard this as a private matter.”
Nicholas has written 17 romantic novels with nine so far having been adapted into movies. The latest adaptation is The Longest Ride, starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson. It’s set to hit theatres April 10, 2015. ~Janine Wyslobicky