Alonso announces split with singer wife

By on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fernando Alonso and his wife Raquel del Rosario have announced they are splitting.

The Spaniard married del Rosario - lead singer for the Spanish rock band El Sueno de Morfeo - in 2006.

Earlier this year, 30-year-old Alonso - who now drives for Ferrari - moved from Switzerland to return to his native Asturias.

"We are separating from marriage, but never as friends", a joint statement issued by the couple said.

"We ask that the media respects our personal lives which, as you know, we have always been keen to protect."

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