The estranged couple says ... "As you all know we have been separated for over a year now. While we have hoped for reconciliation we have decided to officially end our marriage."
AJ and Rochelle continue ... "It is with deep love and respect that we have made this decision. Our focus now is moving forward in the healthiest way possible with friendship and co-parenting our girls at the forefront of this next chapter."
TMZ broke the story ... AJ and Rochelle told us back in March 2023 they were "temporarily" separating to work on themselves and their marriage. At the time, they told us they were planning to come back together.
In the wake of the separation, AJ told us he was using the time apart to work on his own demons and become a better version of himself.