Mayim Bialik Shares Divorce News

The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik announced the end of her 9-year marriage to Michael Stone via Kveller Wednesday. And the mom-of-two is sure to say their “hands-on” attachment parenting is not to blame.

“After much consideration and soul-searching, Michael and I have arrived at the decision to divorce due to ‘Irreconcilable Differences,'” Mayim writes.

The Blossom alum, 36, says they did not come to this decision lightly.

“Divorce is terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible for children,” she shares. “It is not something we have decided lightly.”

But don’t be quick to blame attachment parenting for their split.

“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,” she says.

She adds: “The main priority for us now is to make the transition to two loving homes as smooth and painless as possible. 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.”

Mayim concludes by saying, “We will be ok.”

The couple were wed in August 2003 in California. They are parents to sons Miles, 7, and Fred, 4.

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  • AvaElizabeth

    so sad for them.

    I like Mayim a lot in Big Bang Theory.

  • d

    same news from kimora lee simmons

  • Danielle

    It may not be all to do with ‘attachment parenting’ but im sure some of it was to blame. Mayim as much as I liked her dedication to her children, and found her book an interesting read, I also found her lifestyle extreme end of attachment parenting.
    You can’t say being sleep deprived cos your 3 yr old is still nursing every 2hrs doesn’t affect your relationship. She even admitted in her book that her husband went along with her methods but sounds like he wasn’t as into it as she was.

    • Anonymous

      I still think I’ll believe HER when she says that was NOT the issue, since you couldn’t possibly know.

      • nosoupforyou

        Do you actually think after defending “attachment parenting” that she would admit in public that it was a cause or part of their relationship breakdown? I think my husband would have wanted me to see a i if I was nursing a 3 year old every 2 hours.

        • nosoupforyou

          It should say “shrink.”

        • Anonymous

          I actually think that it doesn’t matter. Do you always second guess every splitting couple? Why not just believe her?

        • lalalala

          Parenting STYLE would only affect a relationship if both parent’s aren’t on board or don’t communicate with each other.
          Of course people will blame the most controversial thing they know about her…

  • Emma

    Hmm interesting, I always found it interesting how while Mayim worked Michael stayed at home. I knew that, coupled with other things like the never having a bed to themselves, would eventually have a toll on their relationship. Her book is an interesting read!

  • Anon

    Attachment parenting really leaves no time for a marriage to grow and stay healthy. It’s something they should have considered off the bat.

  • HDP

    Nobody knows what happens in a relationship other than the people who are in it.
    Don’t assume to know about things that are none of your business people.

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