The couple (left in Moscow in 2017), who have two children together, announced their separation today and insisted the split was amicable. They confirmed their separation in a joint statement, exclusively telling celebrity news website Page Six : ‘After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate, but we remain close friends, parents and partners in the projects we developed together. ‘We are committed to jointly raising our two children. We will also continue to work together as co-founders of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the New Holland Island cultural center in Saint Petersburg.’ Abramovich (inset) attended a social event in St Petersburg last week, but his wife was not able to make it. The Chelsea FC owner and main owner of private investment firm Millhouse LLC, Abramovich, married Zhukova (right) in 2008 at a private ceremony. But the couple kept their wedding a secret for a whole six years. It was only in a 2014 Wall Street Journal article that the detail of their relationship was let slip.