Bucky Covington and Wife to Divorce

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Sad news for American Idol fans:

Season 5 finalist Bucky Covington and his wife Crystal, a nurse, have separated after seven years of marriage. In a statement issued through his record label, Covington said: "This is a difficult time for both of us and I would ask that everyone respect our privacy."

Bucky and Crystal

The couple has no children.Covington, who won fans over with his unapologetic country-boy style, released his first single, "A Different World," in January and has a debut album due April 17.

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