Jaci Velasquez Files Divorce

Word Records Latin/pop recording artist Jaci Velasquez announced yesterday that her marriage to Indiana native Darren Potuck has ended in divorce.

“When my husband and I started out as newlyweds, we were like all newlyweds, wanting that dream marriage,” the 25-year-old singer told Christian Music Today. “Somehow, things took a turn and we have ended up in divorce.”

The couple had been together since 2003.

Velasquez did not discuss the reasons for the divorce, saying that it is, “clearly too painful.”

“I am still in the healing process and ask for your prayers and consideration for my privacy.”

The first solo artist in Christian music history to reach gold status with her debut album Heavenly Place, Jaci Velasquez has sold over 3 million records and garnered 8 Dove Awards and 16 #1 singles in her 10 year career. Velasquez has appeared on such television programs as NBC’s The Today Show and CBS This Morning, as well as performed at numerous White House functions for both President George W. Bush and his father, George Bush, Sr.