Bachelor host Chris Harrison and his wife of 19 years, Gwen Jones, have split up, In Touch has learned exclusively.

Chris and Gwen, who have two young children together, son Joshua and daughter Taylor, have been broken up for a while, and most of their close friends know. “They are still really close and remain the best of friends,” an insider tells In Touch. “They've been taking turns with their kids so they can both see them as much as possible. It has been really amicable, with no other parties involved, and Chris has been a total professional while filming The Bachelorette."

Chris, 40, started his career hosting HGTV’s Designers' Challenge before becoming host of ABC’s romance reality show The Bachelor in 2001. He has since become the face of both spin-offs, The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad.

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