Nelly Furtado is single again and and “in great spirits”, according to her representative. The singer revealed she had split from husband Demacio Castellon after eight years of marriage.

 

38-year-old Nelly Furtado married Cuban American sound engineer in July 2008. The two have had a marriage shielded from the spotlight until the summer of 2016, when they separated. Since then, they have also signed the divorce papers, because on Wednesday, Furtado revealed on ITV’s Loose Women that she was single. She added: “Someone here needs to update my Wikipedia — it’s not helping my dating life!”

 

Her Wikipedia page is now up to date.

 

The singer opened-up about her break-up and heartbreak when talking about her new album, The Ride. Post-split, she confesses she had gone through the mourning of her marriage ending and she started writing songs as a form of coping with it.

 

“I was going through a breakup, and I would sing to myself while I drove on these long drives and I thought to myself, ‘I’m so lucky that I can write songs because I can soothe myself with them”, Furtado explained, adding that her main goal was to stay strong, both physically and emotionally, for her daughter.

 

Nelly Furtado says The Ride is about her split from husband Demo Castellon.

 

Nelly Furtado has a 13-year-old daughter, Nevis Chetan, from a previous relationship. The man, named Jasper Gahunia, is still friends with Nelly and they are successfully co-parenting.

 

Even though she did not mention Demacio Castellon’s name in the interview, it was more than obvious whom she split from, you know, being married and all. But to have it crystal clear, her representative confirmed to ET that yes, Nelly Furtado was divorced. “I can confirm the news is true, and Nelly has been and is in great spirits personally and professionally”, the rep said, adding that the musician is currently promoting The Ride in Europe.