18:38 03 March 2010
Singers Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Roberts, have quit the Pussycat Dolls, it has been announced.
The two members confirmed within hours of each other they had left the chart-topping group .
Wyatt said in a statement: "I've left the group - I am so thankful for everything the Pussycat Dolls has brought into my life, but I have to say there were just too many variables that I couldn't agree with and I had to follow my heart."
She added: "Money and fame can't buy happiness. I think that once I started to get to know myself more and more, I was like, 'You know, I don't think that my happiness is within this group right now'."
Ashley Roberts also confirmed her departure from the group, whose hits included 'Don't Cha' and 'Buttons', wrote her fans on her website.
She said: "It's time to answer your question. Yes, I have left the Pussycat Dolls. I love you all."
Roberts also wrote on her Twitter page: "I am so grateful to have the love and support of all of you. It was an amazing ride and I learned so much.
"I have got the acting bug and have a few projects in the works."
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