(CNN) — Armie Hammer’s wife Elizabeth Chambers, from whom she is estranged, has publicly addressed a difficult personal period in her life for the first time.
Chambers, who is still in the process of divorcing Hammer, spoke about “House of Hammer,” the Discovery+ docu-series that provides details of the Hammer family and the actor’s infidelity.
“I didn’t plan on seeing it, but one day I dropped the kids off at school and came home and saw 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 time to learn and listen and hopefully process and heal in the ability to each”.
Chambers revealed that he was asked to be on the series, but declined.
“They reached out, but, in this process, all that mattered and matters is the children and our family, and that was not something in line with my goals for them,” he said.
In 2020, after 10 years of marriage, Chambers filed for divorce from Hammer.
The two share two children, and Chambers says they’re in a “really good place” with co-parenting.
“We talk all the time. We are totally committed to our children and to being together as much as possible in a non-romantic way for our children,” she said. “Kids need their mom; kids need their dad. So there’s nothing we won’t do.”
As for Hammer, he’s trying to be “the best father, the best person he can be.”
He concluded: “There’s this oxygen mask theory: You can’t really take care of someone until they take care of you. There’s a reason they say on the plane, ‘Secure your own mask before helping others.’ busy securing his own mask. My mask has been secured, the kids’ masks are on, so right now he’s really focused a lot on them, protecting them.”