Credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images Photo: Idol Runner-up Crystal Bowersox Performs "Live at the Vineyard" in Napa, California on November 14, 2010

American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox and husband Brian Walker have split up after being married less than three years. The break up is reportedly amicable and the two plan to continue to be in each other’s lives.

"After two and a half years, we have decided to end our marriage," Crystal Bowersox and Brian Walker said in a joint statement to People. "The friendship and love which brought us together remains strong, and we will continue to support each other in our careers and personal lives. We are hopeful that people will be respectful of our privacy as we face this emotional and challenging time for our family."

Crystal and Brian met at an open mic night at the Uncommon Ground Café in Chicago, IL. They married six years later at the same restaurant in a small wedding attended by friends and family. The former couple did not have any children together, but Crystal has a 4-year-old son from a previous relationship.

Crystal Bowersox recently released her sophomore studio album, All That for This, and is scheduled to play the lead of Patsy Cline in the Broadway production of Always, Patsy Cline this summer.

Source: People