The Imagine Dragons divorce saga has been making headlines lately. The lead singer of the band, Dan Reynolds, and his wife Aja Volkman, have reached the next stage of their separation with Volkman filing for divorce. In light of this development, Volkman has opened up about the challenges they face in managing their separation and co-parenting their children.
The news of the couple’s separation first broke in April 2018, when Reynolds announced on Twitter that he and Volkman had decided to take time apart. He wrote, “After 7 beautiful years together, Aja and I’s marriage has come to an end. Our children continue to be the most important thing in our lives, & we will continue to co-parent them with all our love.”
Since then, the couple has been navigating their separation and co-parenting their three children. In a recent interview with People, Volkman spoke candidly about the difficulties they have faced in this process.
“It’s been a really hard year,” she said. “We’re still navigating it all the time, but I think we’re both doing a really good job.”
Volkman went on to explain that the couple is committed to putting their children first and maintaining a positive relationship for their sake.
“We’re trying to be really respectful of each other and really supportive of each other,” she said. “We’re just trying to do our best for our kids and make sure that they feel loved and supported.”
Despite the challenges they have faced, Volkman expressed optimism about the future and the possibility of reconciliation.
“I think anything is possible,” she said. “We’re both really committed to our family and our kids, so we’ll see what happens.”
Reynolds and Volkman first met in 2010 when their respective bands were touring together. They married in 2011 and welcomed their first child, daughter Arrow Eve, in 2012. They went on to have two more daughters, Gia James and Coco Rae.
Throughout their marriage, Reynolds has been open about his struggles with depression and anxiety. In a 2018 interview with Rolling Stone, he spoke about how his mental health issues had put a strain on his relationship with Volkman.
“I was always in a state of anxiety,” he said. “I was always worried about everything. I was worried about my wife, I was worried about my kids, I was worried about my band, I was worried about the world. And it just got to a point where I couldn’t handle it anymore.”
Despite these challenges, Reynolds and Volkman have remained committed to each other and their family. In a joint statement announcing their separation last year, they wrote, “We’ve grown up together and we’ve been through a lot together over the past seven years. But sadly, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship.”
They added, “We love each other immensely and are deeply grateful for the years we spent together.”
As they continue to navigate their separation and co-parenting their children, Reynolds and Volkman have shown that they are committed to putting their family first and maintaining a positive relationship for their sake. While the future may be uncertain, they remain hopeful and optimistic about what lies ahead.