"They have separated for the moment to evaluate their life together," the representative confirmed. "They love each other and their children deeply and are committed to a bright future."
The couple shares three daughters, ages 12 to 18.
The past year has been trying for the Bush family following the leak of an Access Hollywood tape that featured a disturbing conversation between Bush and Donald Trump back in 2005 in which the now-president bragged about grabbing women without their consent and getting away with it because he was a celebrity.
Though Trump's statements indicated a lack of respect for women and an utter disregard for sexual assault, 53% of white women still voted him into office. Bush, on the other hand, lost his job at NBC's Today and is still dealing with the consequences of his actions both professionally and personally.
"I said, 'Mary, it's going to be OK. You know, don't worry,'" he said. "And she said, 'No. Why were you laughing at the things that he was saying on that bus? Why were you playing along with it, Dad? It wasn't funny.'"
"She was very understanding," he said at the time. "She knows very well the man she married and who I am."