Ruben Studdard Files for Divorce

Well, here’s some sad news. Ruben Studdard and his wife Zuri have split. (Via TMZ)

“American Idol” champ Ruben Studdard has filed for divorce, TMZ has learned.

The Velvet Teddy Bear (who won Season 2 back in 2003) filed the papers in Alabama … citing — what else — “irreconcilable differences.”

Ruben and his wife Surata Zuri McCants tied the knot in 2008. They have no kids.

A rep for Studdard tells us, “Ruben and Zuri have gone their separate ways.”

Here’s my post announcing their wedding back in 2008.

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  • Bobbi

    That’s a shame. But, if it isn’t right, it is better to walk away. Hope they’ll both be happier apart.

  • Pam

    Reuben seems like such a nice guy.  This is indeed sad news.  Hopefully they both can find happiness in a new love.

  • Anonymous

    Ugh, so sad for Ruben.  I wish him well. Divorce sucks.  

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Sorry for Ruben.  It’s better that this happened now before they had any kids.

  • DoesMonaKnow

    Wonder if Mandisa still has that crush on Ruben… Seriously, though, too bad for Ruben.

  • Anonymous

    Aw, I’m so sorry to hear this.  My thoughts are with Ruben and hope for a happier future for him.

  • Anonymous

    I had forgotten about that.  I wonder is she dating someone?  I think he should wait 6 months and then give her a call, lol!

  • Anonymous

    That’s too bad.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry to hear this news. 

  • callmecrazy

    Awe…:(  And with the holidays upon us, I hope they are both happy in their own right. 

  • Anonymous

    I know Ruben was working on some new music that he was hoping to get out before the end of the year, but it was pushed back until March 2012.  I’m guessing this played a role in that.  His wife didn’t seem to be with him at any of his shows or functions recently.  Too bad.  I hope both can find happiness elsewhere.

  • ituneit

    I didn’t even know he was married.

  • Anonymous

    that’s sad

  • Anonymous

    Talk about a major buzzkill to a good story; Our local morning shows just came out of a promo for Ruben’s big fundraising run for his fitness foundation with news of his divorce. Ruben guested on the show yesterday morning to promote the event.
    The hosts said he didn’t mention anything about the pending divorce.

  • Anonymous

    Wishing both of them nothing but future happiness and successs. Divorce sucks, but life after divorce can be quite nice. Everyone deserves some joy. Sometimes it takes awhile to find it.

  • Miz

    Sorry to hear the marriage didn’t work out. Ruben is such a nice guy and deserves happiness. I wish him only the best and hope people let his private business stay private.