Mayim Bialik is divorcing her husband of 9 years, and The Big Bang Theory star says it has nothing to do with attachment parenting. The thirty-six-year old actor announced on her website that her marriage to Michael Stone was over. It’s very sad news for the couple, but I’m not sure why she feels the need to defend attachment parenting in her statement. Just because Mayim Bialik is divorcing, I don’t think most people would jump to the conclusion it’s because the couple co-sleeps with their children or that Mayim practiced prolonged nursing.
According to the Daily Mail:
In a statement on her website, Mayim said: ‘Divorce is terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible for children.
‘It is not something we have decided lightly.
‘The hands-on style of parenting we practice played no role in the changes that led to this decision; relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose.
‘The main priority for us now is to make the transition to two loving homes as smooth and painless as possible.
She continues: ‘Our sons deserve parents committed to their growth and health and that’s what we are focusing on.
‘Our privacy has always been important and is even more so now, and we thank you in advance for respecting it as we negotiate this new terrain.
She concluded: ‘We will be ok.’
If anything, I would think that a couple so focused on their children would also be a couple who tried everything they could think of to make their marriage work. But then again, marriages in Hollywood that involve famous people don’t really follow the typical rules that most marriages follow. I hope they are able to work out a custody agreement that makes their children feel as important and loved as their parenting style probably has.