Juanes met Martínez, a model and actress, in Colombia years before he rose to stardom. "When I met Karen, I didn't have anything," Juanes has said of his wife. "She met me at a very different time and that is worth a lot."
The couple (in 2002) finally married in a very intimate ceremony in Miami in August 2004 after years of living together.
The very private couple shared a tender moment in Los Angeles in February of last year.
In their last appearance together at Disneyworld in April, nothing seemed to suggest that Juanes and Martínez (with their daughters Paloma, left, and Luna) wouldn't live happily ever after.
After three years of marriage, they've decided to split in a friendly manner.