Mayim Bialik Announces Divorce

Actress says she and Michael Stone are splitting, attachment parenting not to blame

Actress Mayim Bialik of “The Big Bang Theory” is divorcing her husband of almost 9 years, Michael Stone. In a post on her official blog, she notes that their parenting style had nothing to do with the decision.

Bialik and Stone opted to raise their two sons by the method known as attachment parenting, which sees the mother breastfeed the child until he or she chooses to stop on their own, and involve the child in every activity of the couple’s life, including sleeping in the same bed.

However, the star says this had nothing to do with her marriage falling apart, stressing in a post on her official blog that, in this case too, things simply did not work out in the end.

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

“Divorce is terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible for children. It is not something we have decided lightly,” she says, before stressing that the decision had nothing to do with their choice of parenting style.

In saying these things, she’s most likely anticipating the online reactions of some. Unfortunately, even though she anticipated them, she did not prevent them.

“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 actress says.

“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,” Bialik concludes her message by saying.

Bialik became one of the most vocal advocates of attachment parenting mostly thanks to her book “Beyond the Sling.”

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