Former Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves and his wife, Ieva Ilves, have terminated their marriage.
“In this pre-Christmas spirit, it is with deep sadness that I have to inform you that our nearly eight years marriage with my husband, Toomas Ilves, has ended. No moment is fitting for such decisions; however, right now, after much thought and respecting Thomas’s choice, it is clear to me that in the future, we will each go our own way, taking care of the children’s well-being together,” Ieva Ilves said on social media.
“From the bottom of my heart, I am grateful to the people of Estonia, who accepted me so warmly and always received me kindly both in Tallinn and in the countryside. I have always felt at home in Estonia. You have been an inspiration and role model for the digital world. I have learned a lot from you, and I continue to share the experience, especially in the technology sector, further to the world — currently working in Ukraine,” she said.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Ieva Kupce got married on Jan. 2, 2016.
(Reproduction of BNS information in mass media and other websites without written consent of BNS is prohibited.)