Supporting the youngsters. In her most candid interview but, Elizabeth Chambers opened up about her break up from Armie Hammer amid his sexual assault allegations and the way they’re retaining it cordial for the youngsters.
“Our divorce is not finalized,” the BIRD Bakery founder, 40, shared in her E! News’ cowl story. “But we are in a really great place. We talk all the time. We’re committed fully and wholly to our children, and to being together as much as possible in a non-romantic way for our kids. Kids need their mom; kids need their dad. So there’s nothing we won’t do.”
Chambers and the Call Me by Your Name actor, 36, started relationship in 2008 and married in 2010. They welcomed daughter Harper, 7, and son Ford, 5, earlier than asserting their break up in 2020.
“Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents,” the pair’s joint assertion learn in July 2020. “It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage.”
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As they settled into their lives as coparents, Hammer made headlines in early 2021 after being accused of sexual assault in addition to allegedly sending a number of ladies graphic textual content messages about his sexual fantasies together with rape, mutilation and cannibalism. He was additionally accused of sexual assault. His attorneys have repeatedly denied the claims.
In May 2021, Hammer reportedly checked right into a rehab facility for substance and sexual points. His legal professional informed Us the next December that he had checked out and was “doing great.”
Chambers informed E! News that her ex remains to be engaged on himself. “Armie has been focused on his healing,” she mentioned. “There’s the oxygen mask theory: You can’t really take care of someone until you are taken care of. There’s a reason on the plane they say, ‘Secure your own mask before helping others.’ He has been very busy securing his own mask. My mask has been secured, [the kids’] masks are on, so right now it’s really been a lot about focusing on them, protecting them.”
She added that she’s “here to support that process” to be able to assist Hammer be an excellent dad or mum. “It’s going to make him the best father, the best person he can be. At the end of the day, that’s the goal. We’re in constant communication and all that matters is that he is the best dad for our children. Obviously he processes everything else that he’s dealing with personally — and that’s his own journey now.”
Meanwhile, Chambers tries to defend her youngsters from documentaries like Discovery+’s House of Hammer. In the sequence, which debuted earlier this month, Courtney Vucekovich claimed that she had a relationship with the Social Network star from late 2019 to September 2020, and Hammer allegedly mentioned he and Chambers had been separated for almost two years. Vucekovich claims he pressured her into taking part in his BDSM fantasies. Julia Morrison claimed Hammer allegedly reached out to her on social media as a result of he was serious about a photograph sequence she’d completed that confirmed her being choked. House of Hammer additionally revisited Paige Lorenze‘s YouTube video from 2021, which included cannibalism allegations.
Chambers revealed she watched House of Hammer when her son and daughter weren’t residence.
“I did not plan on seeing it, but I did drop the kids off at school one day and came home and watched it with my support system around me,” she mentioned. “It was obviously heartbreaking on so many levels and very painful. But at the same time, it exists. The past is the past and all we can do is take this as a moment to learn and listen, and hopefully process and heal in every capacity.”
The former Chopped Sweets visitor decide maintains that she is listening to Hammer’s alleged victims. “I consider myself a feminist and stand in solidarity with anyone who has been a victim of any sort and hope they find healing,” Chambers continued. “I’m not being here, like, ‘My life is amazing,’ because it’s been hell for a long time.”
However, she’s prepared to maneuver on from heartbreak. After Chambers posted a sequence of PDA-heavy polaroid pictures by way of Instagram on Friday, September 16, Us confirmed that she is relationship Ricardas Kazinec. He is a wellness therapist initially from Lithuania however now resides within the Cayman Islands.
“You go from feeling your heart is shattered in 9 million pieces, and it’s wrapped in every kind of cast and gauze, and nothing can touch it, to being like, ‘OK, I think I can love and be loved again.’ So, I am very happy,” she giggled.