By Marian Garvey, CNN
Armie Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers has publicly addressed a difficult personal time for her for the first time.
Chambers, who is still in the process of divorcing Hammer, spoke about “House of Hammer,” the Discovery+ documentary series that details the Hammer family and the actor’s infidelity.
“I wasn’t planning on watching it, but I dropped the kids off at school one day and I came home and watched it with my support system around me,” Chambers told E! News in an interview. “Obviously it was 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 all of our capacities.
Chambers revealed that she was asked to star in the series, but she turned it down.
“They reached out, but in this process, all that mattered and matters is our children and our family, and that was not something that was going to be in line with my goals for them,” she said.
In 2020, after 10 years of marriage, Chambers filed for divorce from Hammer.
The two share two children together, and Chambers says they’re in a “really great place” with their co-parenting.
“We talk all the time. We are fully and completely committed to our children and to being together as much as possible in a non-romantic way for our children,” she said. “Children need their mother; children need their father. So there’s nothing we can’t do.”
As for Hammer, he’s trying to be “the best father, the best man he can be.”
She concluded: “There’s the oxygen mask theory: you can’t really take care of someone until you take care of yourself. There’s a reason they say on airplanes, “Secure your own mask before helping others.” He was very busy securing his own mask. My mask is secured, the kids’ masks are on, so right now we really have to focus on them, protecting them.”
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