Crystal Bowersox Splits From Husband

American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox and her husband, musician Brian Walker, are calling it quits.

“After two and a half years, we have decided to end our marriage,” the couple tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “The friendship and love which brought us together remains strong, and we will continue to support each other in our careers and personal lives. We are hopeful that people will be respectful of our privacy as we face this emotional and challenging time for our family.”

Crystal Bowersox to Play Patsy Cline on Broadway

Former American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox will officially be taking a walk after midnight – on Broadway.

Producers of the Patsy Cline musical Always… Patsy Cline said Tuesday that Bowersox, 25, will portray the legendary country singer in the title role of a summer production in New York. John Rando will direct.

Crystal Bowersox Gets Married!

They had a whirlwind courtship and an engagement lasting only weeks, but Crystal Bowersox and Brian Walker were hardly strangers in love.

Longtime friends before things turned romantic in recent months, the American Idol runner-up was married to musician Walker in Chicago on Sunday, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“Our lives have never made more sense than they do right now, Bowersox tells PEOPLE. I can’t believe how incredibly lucky we are to have found so much laughter, love, and light within each other. We’re one happy WalkerSox family.”

Crystal Bowersox Vows Not to Be a Bridezilla

She had no problem when it came to the high notes during her American Idol tenure, but as runner-up Crystal Bowersox preps for her big day, she’ll be the first to admit it: She knows nothing about life as a wife.

“I’ve never really in my life had a great representation of what a good marriage is,” the singer, 25, tells PEOPLE. “My parents divorced, and a lot of people in my family are divorced, so I hope to give my son a great model of what a happy marriage is or relationship could be.”

Crystal Bowersox Is Getting Married!

Crystal Bowersox, the American Idol runner-up, is engaged to musician Brian Walker and they plan to tie the knot next month, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

It’s the first marriage for Bowersox, 25, who has a son, Tony, 1 , from a previous relationship. Bowersox is currently recording her debut album.

As her career takes off, her love life has also been on fast-forward.