Emmitt and Pat Smith Announce Separation on Instagram

The couple celebrated their 20 year anniversary in April

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Emmitt Smith and his wife Pat are separating after 20 years of marriage.

The 51-year-old Dallas Cowboys legend announced the news on Instagram Monday morning saying in part, "We will continue to move forward with love and compassion for one another, as co-parents and friends."

The couple, who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in April, manage the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities together.

They have five children total, one each from previous relationships, and three from their marriage.

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