Halima Rashid files for divorce and explains: "Our Lives Would Be Better and More Productive If We Were Not Married'

Halima Rashid filed a divorce petition on June 21st, 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. Jermaine Jackson married Halima in August of 2004 and she cites November 28, 2015 as the date of separation. The former couple do not have children together, but Halima is requesting spousal support. She  told and explains to People exclusively the reasons for the divorce: 

"With a great amount of sorrow and regret, I today announce that I am filing for divorce from Jermaine Jackson. We have enjoyed many good times during our marriage of nearly 12 years, but we have reached a point where our lives would be better and more productive if we are not married. I respect and care for Jermaine and his legendary family, and feel blessed to have been a part of the Jacksons. At this time, I ask that our friends, family members and the media respect the difficulty of this decision and allow us privacy as we move on with our lives. Thank you very much." 

- Halima Rashid