Paramore’s Hayley Williams and New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert split

Sad day for alternative music fans: After a decade together and 18 months of marriage, Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert have called it quits.


Hayley, the frontwoman of Paramore, and Chad, guitarist for New Found Glory married in February 2016.

The two rockers posted separate messages on their Instagram pages, thanking the fans of their respective fans and their families for the support over the past 10 years.

Chad wrote:

We want to publicly state – plainly, and only this time – that we are splitting up. We also feel it’s important to state that we are going to be okay and in fact, we remain close friends who are good in each other’s eyes.

Meanwhile, Hayley was a little more candid in her statement, as she said:

So much more goes into putting a statement together than anyone will ever see. There’s real life behind these black and white words.

Sleepless nights and procrastination and sadness and fear… Unfortunately, it all ends up looking the same.

Like some publicity crap.

The two however, signed off their statements similarly:

Hopefully, you’ll understand that the personal aspects of what we are going through are not for anyone else to carry. Only us. To allow people any further into this moment in our lives would be to dishonor our history together and our ability to move forward with integrity. Thank you to fans of both of our bands for all the kindness you’ve shown to both of us for so many years. Thanks to our families and friends for loving us in all our seasons.

Hayley and Chad.

Hayley and her band Paramore are touring to promote their new album, “After Laughter”.

Thoughts on this? Are you fans of Hayley and Chad?