Sadly, “Big Bang Star” Mayim Bialik and her husband of 9 years, Michael Stone, have announced that they will be getting a divorce. The announcement was made my Mayim yesterday on her blog.
"After much consideration and soul-searching, Michael and I have arrived at the decision to divorce due to 'Irreconcilable Differences,'" she wrote. "Divorce is terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible for children. It is not something we have decided lightly."
Bialik and Stone have two children together, Miles (aged 7) and Fred (aged 4). They married in 2003, and are large supporters of the “attached parenting” style, which has brought them a fair share of attention and questions. This style of parenting encourages physical contact with young children, including nursing them for several years longer than usual and a low level of discipline. The couple also admitted that their children still sleep in the same bed as them. While their parenting style may be confusing and strange to many others, Bialik insists that it was not the reason for their divorce.
“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,” Bialik wrote. “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.”
Divorce is indeed an ordeal for every family, and being in the spotlight must make things much more complicated. Bialik ended her blog post with a bit of optimism and hopes that the privacy of her family will be respected in this tough time.