deion & pilar sanders*Back in September we reported that football Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders, took to Twitter to deny that he and wife Pilar were getting divorced after 11 years of marriage.

The supposed reason for the divorce was that he didn’t want Pilar to become a reality TV star as crazy as it sounds. Here’s how he responded at the time:

Ladies and gentlemen I never address Ignorance but I must at this point. I’ve never filed 4 divorce and hadn’t made a statement to Any media,” he tweeted.

Hmm, OK. Fast forward to today and this statement  from Mr. Sanders via his Facebook page:

Pilar and I have decided to end our marriage and move on to the next phase of our individual lives with mutual respect. We are friends and our top priority has and will continue to be the well-being of our children.”

He adds, “We arrived at this decision prayerfully and carefully in order to be able to pursue what is in both of our best personal interests.”

We wish the couple the best. They have three children together and were married in 1999.