Jennifer Gates, 24, shared a message in an Instagram story on Monday after it was announced her parents are to split.
She said: “Hi friends, by now many of you have heard the news that my parents are separating.
“It’s been a challenging stretch of time for our whole family.
“I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time, and am grateful for the space to do so.
“I won’t personally comment further on anything around the separation, but please know that your kind words and support mean the world to me.
“Thank you for understanding our desire for privacy while we navigate the next phases of our lives.”
She signed the message off: “With love and respect, Jenn xx.”
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