'BH90210' star Ian Ziering and wife Erin split after nine years of marriage: 'We have grown apart'

After Ian Ziering announced the split on social media, Erin took to Instagram to reveal that Ian was the one who wanted the divorce


                            'BH90210' star Ian Ziering and wife Erin split after nine years of marriage: 'We have grown apart'

'Beverly Hills, 90210' star Ian Ziering, 55, announced that he and his wife of nine years, Erin, are splitting up as they had 'grown apart'. 

Ziering took to Twitter to say, "It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Erin and I are splitting up". He also shared an image of two cherubic angels from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting. He said that their busy and hectic work schedules were part of the reason they were splitting up before adding that they had also "grown apart" over the last few years.  

Ian Ziering and Erin Ludwig announced their split after 9 years of marriage (Getty Images)

As the couple decided to go their own way, Ziering had nothing but nice things to say about Erin. "She is one of the most incredible women I have ever met and the best mom to our kids". 

The 'Sharknado' actor also called out tabloid reports that had falsely quoted him and said, "Any quote attributed to me is completely false and solely meant by haters to undermine our intention to continue to get along, protect and raise our daughters, and be examples of successful co-parents". 

34-year-old Erin Ziering also took to Instagram to reveal more details as to who was responsible for it. She wrote, "After 9 1/2 years of marriage, Ian asked for a divorce. After having asked multiple times, I knew it was time to give up. Knowing that I am not the person to make him happy makes the situation feel more peaceful". 

"The girls and I are doing great and finding gratitude and love in our new life together and rebuilding. Thank you to everyone who has been reaching out and I am sorry if I do not get a chance to respond right now. I appreciate your love and the sisterhood of women who surrounds me during this time. . . XO—Erin," she said.