AceShowbiz - Brooke Burke finally opens up about her divorce from David Charvet. In a post on ModernMom blog, she admitted that she tried to find the right words to talk about her separation from the "Melrose Place" actor, saying that the divorce was a life change.
She began the writing with, "I have always used ModernMom as a place to have honest, real conversations with other women. I have struggled with trying to find worthy words to speak to this life change my family is going through but I do want to share my personal thoughts."
"The New Celebrity Apprentice" contestant later opened up about the reason why she kept the split a secret and how she felt about it. She wrote, "You may have heard that David and I are divorcing. We have tried to keep our separation private for some time out of respect for our children and family. Although I believe this is a positive change, I am deeply saddened because I loved being married."
Brooke also shared about how she struggled to maintain her relationship with her ex-husband and said that the decision was the best for her family. She added, "It took me a long time to differentiate between giving up and letting go, and even longer to recognize when it was time to do so. We are still a family full of love, simply redefining our dynamics. I believe this is a necessary decision for my entire family unit."
She ensured her readers that the divorce was not a set-up, adding that it was a way for them to remain as a loving family, instead. She continued, "There was nothing sensational that caused this divorce and nothing scandalous will surface, please believe that we are just finding new ways to remain a loving family."
In the closing, she stated that the decision was hard and painful. She wrote, "Big life decisions are hardest when made for the right reasons. It is sometimes painful to be strong and embrace change." She concluded by saying that letting go of ideas and dreams when the time's right was a part of listening to her heart. She wrote, "I believe in letting go of ideas and dreams when the time is right. I am in that space right now as a woman and a mother, listening to my heart. I am approaching this with gratitude and unconditional love."
The former couple married on August 12, 2011 after 5 years of dating. They have two children together, 11-year-old daughter Heaven Rain and 10-year-old son Shaya Braven. They listed the date of their separation as January 23, citing irreconcilable differences as the cause.