The marriage of rock stars Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons and Aja Volkman of Nico Vega has ended after seven years.
The 30-year-old Imagine Dragons lead singer announced the split with his wife of seven-years in a series of tweets.
After 7 beautiful years together, Aja and I’s marriage has come to an end,’ Reynolds shared to his nearly 300,000 followers on Twitter.
“After 7 beautiful years together, Aja and I’s marriage has come to an end. Our children continue to be the most important thing in our lives, & we will continue to co-parent them with all our love.”
after 7 beautiful years together, Aja and I’s marriage has come to an end. Our children continue to be the most important thing in our lives, & we will continue to co-parent them with all our love.
— Dan Reynolds (@DanReynolds) April 26, 2018
I ask that you please respect our privacy at this time as we work through this as a family.
— Dan Reynolds (@DanReynolds) April 26, 2018
‘Our children continue to be the most important thing in our lives, & we will continue to co-parent them with all our love,’ he continued.
The former couple reportedly met in 2010 after performing on the same lineup at the Las Vegas nightclub Wasted Space, according to US Weekly.
‘She woke up every morning with the option of being anyone she wished. How beautiful it was that she always chose herself.’
On March 13, after staring in Imagine Dragons’ “Next to Me” video as Reynolds’ love interest, Volkman shared a still from the video as the pair shared a sweet kiss.
So proud of @imaginedragons and @markpellington for making an incredible short film/music video. Grateful for having been a part of it. Also got to wear a bunch of @shopdoen which made it so much easier to get in character. I wanted to move into that house and wear nothing but long dresses every day for the rest of my life. I will post the link to the video in my bio for those of you who haven’t seen it yet. #nexttome also… I’m not being paid to advertise. I genuinely love these dresses and just thought I would give a little shout out. 💛
One week earlier, Reynolds shared a photograph of his wife, whom he described as his “one and only,” as he wished her a happy birthday.
Nearly one month prior to their split, she was singing his praises on social media as the couple celebrated seven years of marriage.
‘Thank you for 7 years of support, 7 years of love and companionship. Three beautiful children… stability, loyalty, strength and perseverance,’ she captioned the photo of Dan and two of their children. ‘Marriage isn’t easy for anyone. Especially two eccentric artists.
‘You are my dream. I knew from the moment I let you through the gate that I could never love another man the way that I love you. Happy anniversary….. now come home.’
Soon after they began dating, the musical pair released a joint EP as the duo Egyptian the following year.
‘It seemed that music was the only link we had,’ he admitted during a 2012 interview with LA Weekly. ‘But as we got to know each other on a more personal level, we found that we had so many similarities in our hearts that it was scary.
‘I never had met someone who I connected to so instantly. Everything about her captivated me. I needed to know her.’
Reynolds and Volkman were married on March 5, 2011 . The couple met in December 2009, as their respective bands were co-headlining a show at the the now-shuttered Wasted Space at Hard Rock Hotel.
Later, Volkman posted to her Instagram page that she was “hesitant to release any sort of statement,” but expressed gratitude for her time with Reynolds and added, ”I am so grateful to have these three girls.” The couple have twin 13-month-old daughters, Gia and Coco; and a 5-year-old daughter, Arrow.
The two walked the red carpet together last month at the Las Vegas premiere of Reynolds’ film “Believer,” which tracks Reynolds’ position as a member of the LDS church and his personal support of gay culture and same-sex marriage.
With Reynolds at her side, Volkman voiced her support of his film project: “You can’t please everyone. If you live life that way, you’re just a miserable person. You have to do what’s right in your heart and stand up for people that don’t have that platform for themselves.”
Volkman performed the opening song at the inaugural LoveLoud Festival, a music event spearheaded by Reynolds and Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn to foster support for Mormon LGBTQ teens. Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees co-headlined the event in Orem’s Brent Brown Ballpark.
The second annual LoveLoud Festival, featuring Imagine Dragons and Glenn performing solo, is set for July 28 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.