SWV’s Coko Clemons and her husband, Mike, have decided to end their marriage after 15 years.
The surprising news was shared by the singer on her personal blog, Hotcoko.com, in a post titled “After the Love Is Gone.”
“We always thought we’d be together forever! Through the good, the bad, the ugly, the ups and the downs…we’d still be married,” she wrote. “But, things don’t always work out the way we plan or hope.”
“After 15 years of marriage, my husband and I have decided to call it quits. Our fairytale has come to an end,” she continued. “I’ll definitely miss him! But life goes on and I have to make the best of it.”
Coko goes on to say in the post that they aren’t two people at odds, but rather, the love just wasn’t there anymore.
“I wish him all the best in his future. I pray that he will lack nothing!” she said. “For the sake of our son we will do our best to co-parent. We’re not enemies, we’re just two people that fell out of love.”
The 47-year-old singer is already looking forward to the future, and perhaps, finding love again.
“Life after divorce kind of scares me, but I have to be strong for myself and my son,” she added. “God got me and I’m surrounded by a great group of family and friends that hold me down. My Village!! I am blessed and highly favored!!❤READY FOR MY NEXT!!!👑💖”
Mike, a gospel producer and drummer, and CoKo share a son together named Jaylon. She also has a son from a previous relationship named Jazz. There has been no comment as of yet from Mike on the couple’s split.
In 2009, CoKo told Essence.com that growing up in a single-parent household, adjusting to marriage and what it entails wasn’t the easiest for her, but she and Mike were learning through trial and error.
“My mom was very independent, so it was hard for me to learn how to be submissive to my husband,” she said. “What I mean by submissive is simply supporting him in whatever he needs and allowing him to be a man. Too often as independent women we don’t do that, and I don’t even think it’s intentional. I think we are just so used to doing things on our own that we overlook our men. So I’ve grown a lot and learned to work together with my husband and allow him to support and help me with things that I might need. Now I don’t cook, but my husband is a great cook, so I do everything but that (laughs).”