Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat Pray Love, announced that she is separating from her husband Jose Nunes. She shared the news on her Facebook page Friday morning. Among other supes cool, soul-searching type things, Eat Pray Love detailed how Gilbert fell in love with Nunes in Bali. (Although in the book, Nunes is known as Felipe.) Maybe now he gets to take a world tour and write a book about his breakup.
Here's her Facebook post, which she uploaded along with a picture of pelicans for some reason:
Dear Ones -
Because I have shared details of my private life with you all so intimately over the years, I feel the need to share with you this recent change in my personal life.
I am separating from the man whom many of you know as "Felipe" — the man whom I fell in love with at the end of the EAT PRAY LOVE journey. He has been my dear companion for over 12 years, and they have been wonderful years. Our split is very amicable. Our reasons are very personal.
At this time of transition, I hope you will respect our privacy. In my heart, I know that you will do so, because I trust that you understand how this is a story that I am living — not a story that I am telling.
I thank you for your love, and for your kindness, and for your continued blessings. Hold us in your thoughts. And I hope you will understand and forgive me if I am a bit absent from social media during this sensitive moment.
Lastly, I wanted to share this poem, written by the poet-of-my-heart Jack Gilbert. This poem has been helping to carry me through this experience. Perhaps it will help some of you, also:
Blessings, and all my love,