Mona Dotcom and her controversial internet mogul husband Kim Dotcom have separated.
In a statement released tonight, Dotcom announced his marriage of five years to his 26-year-old wife was over.
Image 1 of 10: Kim and Mona Dotcom at home, Coatesville. 20 November 2013 Herald on Sunday photograph by Michael Craig Image 2 of 10: Kim Dotcom with his wife Mona and twins July 2013 picture supplied via twitter https://twitter.com/KimDotcom Kim Dotcom @KimDotcom Just before takeoff to Wellington. I'll keep you posted ;-) pic.twitter.com/rKvQX9yqmf 02 July 2013 Image 3 of 10: Kim Dotcom's wife Mona (right) and his daughter Kaylo in Queenstown August 2013 picture supplied via twitter https://twitter.com/KimDotcom Kim Dotcom @KimDotcom 9 Aug Mona and Kaylo looking good in our sweet little Queenstown crib. pic.twitter.com/LwcXIE3RY1 09 August 2013 Image 4 of 10: Kim Dotcom and his wife Mona Photo supplied to the Herald on Sunday for use in Insight MANDATORY CREDIT : SUPPLIED BY KIM DOTCOM SUN 09Dec12 - Image 5 of 10: Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom (R) and his wife Mona Dotcom, arriving at North Shore District Court today. Kim Dotcom, along with 3 associates, is accused of breaching international copyright laws to the value of US$500 million. 18 May 2012 New Zealand Herald Photograph by Sarah Ivey NZH 23Nov12 - Lawyers for Kim Dotcom, pictured with wife Mona, are pursuing an illegal spying operation. Picture / Sarah Ivey Image 6 of 10: Internet billionaire Kim Dotcom and his wife Mona leaving after attending question time in Parliament, Wellington. 19 September 2012 New Zealand Herald Photograph by Mark Mitchell NZH 27Oct12 - HBT 24Nov12 - WGC 24Nov12 - OFFENSIVE: The Tui billboard in question. NAD 24Nov12 - WGG 21Jan13 - WTA 21Jan13 - RDP 21Jan13 - BOP 21Jan13 - OAT 29Jan13 - RDP 29Jan13 - HBK 16Apr13 - DPM 16Apr13 - NAT 16Apr13 - BTC 16Apr13 - WTA 16Apr13 - WGG 16Apr13 - OAT 16Apr13 - Image 7 of 10: Picture time: Two angels in the cloud ;-) pic.twitter.com/PwouYGkw Kim Dotcom and Mona Dotcom Tweeted by Kim Dotcom 23rd November AGENCY PLEASE Image 8 of 10: Kim Dotcom watching music videos with his children in Coatesville September 2013 picture supplied via twitter https://twitter.com/KimDotcom Kim Dotcom @KimDotcom 21 Sep Watching music videos with my kids. Happiness!!! pic.twitter.com/ehlrJTxScV 21 September 2013 Image 9 of 10: Kim Dotcom's wife Mona with their twins October 2013 picture supplied via twitter https://twitter.com/KimDotcom Kim Dotcom @KimDotcom They spied on me, raided me, destroyed my business, took my money & stole my cars, BUT I'm happy :-) pic.twitter.com/RrIuOHWbLR 07 October 2013 Image 10 of 10: Kim Dotcom reading with his daughter Kimmo November 2013 picture supplied via twitter https://twitter.com/KimDotcom Kim Dotcom @KimDotcom Kimmo and me reading the @KimDotcomBook pic.twitter.com/az5O1QS8F1 19 November 2013
Image 1 of 10: Kim and Mona Dotcom at home, Coatesville. 20 November 2013 Herald on Sunday photograph by Michael Craig
"Mona and I have separated," he
tweeted. "This is a family matter and we would ask for privacy at this difficult time."
Last Saturday, Dotcom cancelled an appearance as a special guest at the Mana Party's Te Arawa Kapa Haka festival due to a "personal family issue".
The marriage breakdown may have played out on social media.
On May 5, Mona retweeted a
post from her soon-to-be estranged husband: "No hater can make you feel bad without your consent."