updated 02/18/2013 AT 10:25 AM ET
•originally published 02/18/2013 AT 11:05 AM ET
Say it isn’t so! Longtime couple Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca are ending their relationship.
“It is with much consideration and a heavy heart that we are announcing that after 10 years of a loving relationship, the decision was made to move on without each other,” the couple said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE Monday morning.
“We will carry with us the memories of a relationship grounded in love, laughter, support and friendship,” the statement continued. “We have experienced some of life’s greatest joys and toughest challenges together and our decision to be apart can never diminish that. We want to thank everyone for their support and we ask that our privacy be respected as we move forward.”