E lizabeth Chambers say her estranged husband Armie Hammer is “concentrating on his healing” in the midst of allegation of sexual assaultone damn three part documentaryand their divorce.
“Armie was focused on her healing,” says Chambers, 40 E! News in her most candid interview. “There’s the oxygen mask theory: You can’t really take care of someone until you’re taken care of. There’s a reason on the plane that they say, ‘Protect your own mask before helping. help others.’ He has been very busy protecting his own mask.My mask is protected, [the kids’] masks are on, so right now it’s really a lot about focusing on them, protecting them. “
Chambers and Hammer, 36, started dating in 2008 and married in 2010. They have two children – Harper, seven, and Ford, age – and announced their separation in 2020. In 2021, Hammer has accused of sexual assault, and allegedly sent multiple women graphic text messages about his sexual fantasies, including mutilation, cannibalism, and rape. Hammer’s attorneys have repeatedly denied all allegations.
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Months later, he was said to have gone to a rehabilitation facility for sexual and stimulant problems, and by December 2021, he had been checked out.
Chambers says that throughout Hammer’s self-effort, she’s “here to support that process” so he can be a good father.
“It’s going to make him the best dad, the best person he can be. At the end of the day, that’s the goal,” Chambers said. “We’re in constant contact and all that matters is that he’s the best father to our children. It’s clear that he handles everything else he’s dealing with personally – and it’s his own journey now.”
Chambers said the former couple’s divorce is not yet finalized, however, they are “in a really great place.”
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“We talk all the time,” she said. “We are totally and completely committed to our children and to be together as much as we can in a non-romantic way for our children. Children need moms; kids need dads. So there’s nothing we can do for them. I will not do.”
At the same time, Chambers is aware of the media and public scrutiny surrounding Hammer, especially after the Discovery+ documentary series House of Hammer, which premiered in early September.
During the documentary, many women made allegations surrounding Hammer. Courtney Vucekovich testified that she had a relationship with Hammer from late 2019 to September 2020 and alleged Hammer told her he and Chambers had been separated for nearly two years. She also claims he pressured her to participate in his BDSM fantasies.
Julia Morrison, meanwhile, alleged that Hammer contacted her on social media because he was interested in a set of photos she had taken, which showed her choking. Paige Lorenze’s 2021 YouTube video is also revisited in the documentary, which includes allegations of cannibalism.
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Chambers said that while she wasn’t planning on watching House of Hammer, she ended up watching it “with the support system around me” while her kids were at school.
“Obviously very heartbreaking on so many levels and very painful,” she said. “But at the same time, it also exists. The past is the past and all we can do is take this time to learn and listen, and hope to process and heal in every possible way. power.”
“I consider myself a feminist and stand in solidarity with anyone who has been a victim of any kind and hopes they find healing,” Chambers said. “I’m not here, like, ‘My life is amazing,’ because it’s been hell for a long time.”
However, Chambers is letting go of the pain, speaking briefly about her relationship with health therapist Ricardas Kazinec.
“You go from feeling like your heart is broken into nine million pieces, and it’s covered in all kinds of bandages and gauze, and nothing can touch it, to being like, ‘Okay, I think I can. love and be loved in return’,” she said. “So I’m very happy.”
If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit their website. In the event of an emergency, call 000.
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