The marriage of Green Party politician Cem Özdemir and his wife Pia Maria Castro lasted twenty years. Now the two have announced their separation. They want to continue to look after their children together.
Federal Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir and his wife Pia Castro have separated. “We agreed some time ago in friendship to live separately,” said a joint statement when asked by the German Press Agency. The 57-year-old Green Party politician and the 51-year-old journalist and presenter married in 2003. They have a daughter and a son together.
“As parents, we continue to care for our two children together,” the statement continued. Özdemir and Castro asked to refrain from further press inquiries. “For reasons of protecting our privacy – and above all for the sake of our children – we will not make any further statements.”
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