'Survivor's' Ethan Zohn, Jenna Morasca break up
February 18th, 2013
05:45 PM ET

'Survivor's' Ethan Zohn, Jenna Morasca break up

After 10 years together, reality stars Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca have decided to part ways.

The "Survivor" and "Amazing Race" competitors, who told CNN in 2011 that they'd gone through "pretty much everything" together, said in a statement on Monday that making the choice to separate was a difficult one.

"It is with a much consideration and a heavy heart that we are announcing that after 10 years of a loving relationship, the decision was made to move on without each other," the couple said in a joint statement.

"We will carry with us the memories of a relationship grounded in love, laughter, support and friendship. We have experienced some of life's greatest joys and toughest challenges together, and our decision to be apart can never diminish that."

Zohn and Morasca met during the finale of 2003's "Survivor: Amazon," which 32-year-old Morasca won. Zohn, 39, earned a champion title himself with "Survivor: Africa." The reality star was also involved in a battle off-screen against Hodgkins lymphoma, a fight that Morasca helped him through.

"There’s really nothing that we haven’t gone through and worked through," Zohn told CNN ahead of their debut on "The Amazing Race" in September 2011. "We’re extremely comfortable with each other. And we are competitive and we know if we get in an argument that we will work through it and there will be smiles on the other side.”

As of now, in light of their breakup, the pair are hoping their fans will understand their desire for privacy.

"We want to thank everyone for their support and we ask that our privacy be respected as we move forward."

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. tool addiction

    took 1 hr and 1/2....went well.

    February 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gaga

    your way too exposed–i would step down a bit from the puter crown for awhile.

    February 20, 2013 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. sara

    I have been with her at a dance studio many times and she is the nastiest, most self centered, self absorbed person I have ever been around. Most of us cringe when she enters the room. How Ethan put up with it for 10 years makes him a true survivor!

    February 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ha.

    she does care because she is always there.....ha

    February 19, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Meh

    "Survivor"....pretty ironic

    February 19, 2013 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. HobartSchmenge

    Ten years together, two reality TV shows and I still don't have a clue who they are or really even care.

    February 19, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • feelings are feelings i think its awsome...

      and exciting...

      February 19, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • HobartSchmenge

      1.) No, I really don't care; 2.) I wouldn't know as I didn't have foster parents, but how does that even factor into this matter?; 3.) No, it doesn't, or at least not your way.

      February 19, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • The Ho Sisters.

      di's file under desperate housewives....

      February 19, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • di's

      desperate housewives aka The Ho Sisters...pop-tarts are yummy... or we could just take a whack at each other...enjoy the day!

      February 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bruce

    I like Parvatti Shallow better. She talks in that cute British accent sometimes.

    February 19, 2013 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. TimD

    It's cute how they think anyone cares.

    February 19, 2013 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. moelarrycurly

    don't try to sugar coat your break up.
    someone isn't happy, my guess jenna, and wants out in a bad way.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  10. Techno Viking

    So she's available? Sweet!

    February 18, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |

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