Mayim Bialik and her husband Michael Stone have decided to divorce after nine years of marriage, telling fans that the couple have agreed to separate due to irreconcilable differences.
The “Big Bang Theory” actress shared the news on her parenting blog Wednesday of the break up “after much consideration and soul-searching.”
Bialik, 36, and Stone have two sons together, ages 7 and 4, and she assures readers that she and Stone don’t take their decision lightly.
“Divorce is terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible for children,” Bialik posted on her blog. “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.”
Bialik’s known for her passion about “attachment parenting,” an approach that she embraces with her own family and has written about in a book called “Beyond the Sling.” In her blog post Wednesday, she clarified that their “hands-on style of parenting” wasn’t a factor in their split.
“Relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose,” Bialik said. “We will be ok.”
Earlier this year, Bialik, who has a doctoral degree in neuroscience from UCLA, told CBS News about how she and her husband met.
“My husband and I met in calculus class in L.A. True story…,” she said laughing. “He and I — we got married when we were both in graduate school. We had our first son in graduate school and honestly sort of fell in love with parenting and being with our child as much as possible. We both finished our degrees.”