Elizabeth Chambers on marriage to ex Armie Hammer as he faces abuse allegations
Elizabeth Chambers has opened up about her divorce from Armie Hammer days after the American actor broke his silence following a series of abuse allegations.
In 2020, the couple announced their separation after 10 years of marriage and in the following months, allegations surfaced about obscene messages Hammer, 36, allegedly sent on social media and accused forcible rape of a woman in Los Angeles in March 2021.
Hammer, who has vehemently denied all criminal charges and entered rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abuse in May 2021, recently stated in an interview with Air digital newsletter Mail that he will not delete the past two years.
Chambers, who shares a daughter and son with Hammer, has now reflected on the process leading up to and the consequences of their split in an interview with Elle magazine published on Wednesday.
She said: “I support Armie throughout his journey and I always will. All I ever wanted was for him to be sane, healthy and happy. And he is.
“He was really present when he was with the kids, and that was all I could hope for. All you want is for your child to have enough mom and dad right? That’s always been the goal, so whatever I can do to support that, I’ll do.”
She also revealed that their marriage faced its ultimate test when Hammer decided to leave Chambers and their children in the Cayman Islands and move back to California during the early days of the pandemic.
“My heart broke into nine million pieces, and I still drove him to the airport,” Chambers said.
“You can give, you can love, you can be with someone, but you also need to hold people accountable for their actions.”
The 40-year-old bakery founder said she learned of the accusations against Hammer “as the public,” adding: “I was like, ‘No words. What the hell?'”
Chambers did not comment on her ex-husband’s tendencies or their sex lives in the interview with Elle.
However, she told the magazine that “boundary is everything” in a relationship.
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“(Over time) your partner is learning everything about themselves. They are growing, you are growing; you hope that you guys are growing together,” she added.
Chambers is currently focusing on getting over the relationship by writing a cookbook, starring in a TV show and dating her 26-year-old European boyfriend, who is helping to heal his “body” , my heart and mind”.
She added: “The last thing I want to do is let the actions of others, which have nothing to do with me, make me angry.
“It won’t help me, and it won’t help anyone around me.”
She also revealed that she has attended therapy sessions with a family separation therapist to help her children adjust to the divorce.
“Do I want my son to be like this? Do I want my daughter to be in a relationship like this?” she asked the question during the interview.
“Obviously this is too much for two kids under the age of eight. One day, I wish they could say, ‘I’m independent of whatever happened in previous generations. I’m aware of that, but I’m who I am not because I’m from.’”
In September, a three-part Discovery+ series titled House Of Hammer, produced by Casey Hammer, Hammer’s aunt, screened on-camera interviews with two of Hammer’s alleged victims in which they detail some of their alleged abusive behavior.
Hammer previously played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network and co-starred with Timothee Chalamet in the hit TV series Call Me By Your Name.
In an interview with Air Mail published on Saturday, Hammer claimed his interest in BDSM stemmed from being sexually abused by a youth pastor at the age of 13 for a prolonged period of time. a year.
He claims the sexual abuse he endured as a boy “set a dangerous precedent in my life” that led to his sexual preferences spiraling out of control.
The actor added, “I’m so grateful now for everything that’s happened to me. I am a healthier, happier, more balanced person now. I can be there for my children in a way that I have never been.
“I’m really grateful for my life and my recovery and everything. I will not go back and undo everything that happened to me.
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