The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has announced her divorce from her husband of nine years, Michael Stone, via Twitter.
The pair, who are parents to Miles (7) and Frederick (4) have cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and Mayim stresses that her attachment parenting beliefs were not behind the split.
"Relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose," she wrote on her blog, which was posted as a link from her Twitter account.
I'm beating the tabloids to it and posting this Divorce Statement. fb.me/7wF7UQLdd
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) November 21, 2012
“Divorce is terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible for children. It is not something we have decided lightly.
"The main priority for us now is to make the transition to two loving homes as smooth and painless as possible," Mayim continued.
"Our sons deserve parents committed to their growth and health and that’s what we are focusing on. Our privacy has always been important and is even more so now, and we thank you in advance for respecting it as we negotiate this new terrain."
The 36-year-old former Blossom star, who holds a PhD in neuroscience, revealed in her attachment parenting book Beyond the Sling that she still breastfeeds Frederick and has previously said she and her husband sleep on the floor in a family bed with the two boys.