A rep for Nelly Furtado has confirmed to ET that the singer and her husband Demacio Castellon have gone their separate ways.
"Nelly is out of the country promoting her new album, but on her behalf, I can confirm the news is true, and Nelly has been and is in great spirits personally and professionally," her rep said to ET. "She is currently in the U.K. and Germany promoting her new album."
The 38-year-old singer revealed during a Wednesday appearance on ITV's Loose Women that she and Castellon had split last summer, after eight years of marriage.
And though she's still working through her heartbreak, the star says she's focusing on her 13-year-old daughter, Nevis.
"I need to stay mentally and emotionally and physically well for my daughter," she said.
Scroll down to see Nelly Furtado discuss her personal life and her separation from her husband.
"I am single now," Furtado said. "Someone here needs to update my Wikipedia, it's not helping my dating life!"
"I went through an emotionally difficult time last summer and I actually wrote and sung myself songs to get through it," she continued. "I was going through a breakup, and I would sing to myself while I drove on these long drives and I thought to myself, 'I'm so lucky that I can write songs because I can soothe myself with them.'"
Furtado, who has a 13-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, said she spent her recent time away from the limelight finding a new balance in life.
"Sometimes you just want to sit home and bake muffins for your daughter, clean my toilet, having a moment to yourself," she confessed. "It's great to have your career take off and have those blessings, but if you don't have that time, when you give and give, you crash."prevnext
Furtado seemed to hint at her split during Facebook Live chat with ET last month.
"This particular album is super personal, like, it's really raw and honest. I kind of went through some challenges personally and just tried to figure out, when we do we take journey within and ask ourselves tough questions and make sure in life we're going after things we truly want?" she said of her new album, The Ride. "I took some time, pursued a few hobbies and slowed things down."
"That's what happens when you put out albums and your songs become a part of people's lives. You really share that," she added. "It's a beautiful thing it's such a privilege but you also need to take care of yourself and make sure your values are in the right place."
"We live in fast paced world and sometimes we feel like we're on display all the time and we're kind of putting on a show for our friends and our families and that's heightened when you're an entertainer," Furtado shared. "But you have to know when you're not on stage anymore." See more in the video below.prevnext
While Furtado's split from her husband was a shock, she did give fans an insight into her personal life when she began promoting her latest album, The Ride.
In an Instagram post last month, the singer revealed the name of the album and when it will be releasing. She wanted fans and followers to know what to expect and wrote, "I've written these songs very honestly, so it's a nice release to be able to share them." Check out the full post below:
So #happy that my sixth full-length album will be available internationally this Friday, March 31st. It's called The Ride, and it was lovingly produced by John Congleton, between Dallas, Texas and Toronto, Ontario. I've written these songs very honestly, so it's a nice release to be able to share them. I am independently releasing it via Nelstar, my own imprint, so that's why there are no traditional singles, or the kind of packaging / marketing I have utilized in the past. Hopefully you may hear one of my songs on a friend's playlist, and get a taste, or maybe in a coffee shop somewhere. Who knows. It's got an indie/alternative/pop sound, and there is no auto-tune or fancy tricks. There are no artist features.Just a singer and cool sounds and musicians. If you happen to be able to listen to this album, I thank you for caring, and I hope you enjoy #theride . ❤