Cat Cora and her wife, Jennifer Cora, have sadly decided to divorce after 17 years of marriage.

“It is with great sadness, that after 17 years, a tremendous amount work, careful consideration and heavy hearts, my wife and I have mutually decided to no longer remain married. In love, there is a season, a reason and a lifetime,” the Iron Chef star, 48, said in an official statement on Monday, Nov. 9.

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Cat, Jennifer and their four sons in July 2014.

The couple are parents to four sons, Zoran, 11, Caje, 8, Nash, 6, and Thatcher, 6, who were all born via in vitro fertilization.

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“Although this is not what we ever imagined, we will always have four incredible reasons to celebrate our years together: our sons,” Cat added in her statement to People. “We are forever parents to our boys and are jointly committed to raising them in a peaceful, nurturing and healthy environment.”