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Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds is back on the market. Babyface and Nicole "Nikki" Pantenburg have called it quits after 7 years of marriage.

The singer, songwriter and music producer and his estranged wife issued a joint statement to The Blast, confirming the news on Tuesday.

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"After much thought and with great sadness, we have decided to end our marriage. We continue to care and have respect for one another and share eternal love for our daughter and her well-being. We ask for personal privacy for ourselves and our daughter as we navigate these new steps as a family."

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Babyface, 62, and 48-year-old Nicole, his former background dancer, began dating in 2007 and they wed in 2014. They share a daughter, named Peyton Nicole.

Nicole, who starred in the 1990s sitcom Moesha, is one of Janet Jackson's closest friends. She was also one of Janet's dancers.

Babyface wed his first wife, Denise, in the 1980s.

In 1990, he met Tracey Edmonds when she auditioned for his music video for "Whip Appeal". They married on September 5, 1992, and share two grown sons, Brandon and Dylan.

In 2005, they announced their divorce after 13 years of marriage.

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Babyface and Oprah

If you are a Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds fan, you may recall the gossip and innuendoes swirling around the unlikely marriage between the singer/songwriter and Tracey Edmonds, a video model who set Babyface's loins aflame when they met on the set of his music video "Whip Appeal".

Industry insiders whispered that Tracey was nothing but a gold digger who was only out for Babyface's money. But Tracey soon put the gossip to rest when she achieved success as an award-winning film producer.

The couple quickly became parents to sons Brandon and Dylan. But their marriage soon crumbled and Tracey filed for divorce in 2005.

Now, 23 years after their fateful meeting, Babyface, 54, admits he was never really in love with Tracey, 46.

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My inside source was right again! According to People.com, Eddie Murphy and his new wife of two weeks, Tracey Edmond's have split! As I said earlier, it was strange that the couple didn't involve their children when they tied the knot in Bora Bora on New Year's day. Typically a couple includes their chidren (or child) in their wedding if they expect to have any happiness.

So sad. But maybe it's for the best. Eddie had too much baggage going into the marriage, and his trouble plagued history with women (and men) has raised more than a few eyebrows. But Tracey's gold digging past probably didn't help either. Maybe Eddie knew what he ws doing when he "tested the waters" by marrying her in a location where the wedding wouldn't be officially sanctioned in the U.S.

Ladies take note: it doesn't matter how fine a man is if his mind ain't right. He will make you miserable in the long run. Find a homely man who will treat you like a queen so you can grow old together.