After news broke on Friday (April 6) that Brooke Burke and husband David Charvet were divorcing, the former “Dancing with the Stars” host is speaking out about the split.
While David has remained mum on the situation, Brooke posted a blog on the website, Modern Mom, sharing her feelings.
“You may have heard that David and I are divorcing,” she wrote in her blog. “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. 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.”
Brooke went on to add that there were no scandalous issues between her and her actor husband. “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.”
“Big life decisions are hardest when made for the right reasons. It is sometimes painful to be strong and embrace change. 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.”
Brooke and David tied the knot in August 2011. They share two children, daughter Rain (11) and son Shaya (10). Brooke also has two older daughters Sierra (16), and Neriah (18), from her previous marriage to Garth Fisher.
David is best known for his role as Matt Brody on TV’s “Baywatch” and Craig Field on “Melrose Place.”
The couple sited irreconcilable differences and Brooke is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their two children, according to E! News.