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Elizabeth Chambers says she and estranged husband Armie Hammer are “in a really great place” amid their divorce and his cannibalism scandal.
The Bird Bakery founder filed for divorce from the “Call Me By Your Name” star in July 2020 after 10 years of marriage and two children, Ford, 5, and Harper, 7.
“Our divorce is not finalized. But we’re in a really great place. We talk all the time,” she said E! News in new questions and answers. “We are completely and utterly committed to our children and to being together as much as possible in a non-romantic way for our children.
“Children need their mother; children need their father. So there’s nothing we can’t do.”
Chambers, 40, admitted there have been some co-parenting challenges along the way — given that shortly after she ended the marriage, women came forward to accuse Hammer of sexual assault and rape. Since then, Chambers said Hammer has been recovering through rehab for drug and sex problems.
“Army was focused on his healing. There’s the oxygen mask theory: you can’t really take care of someone until you take care of yourself,” she explained. “There’s a reason they say on the plane, ‘Secure your own mask before you help others.'” He was very busy securing his own mask.
“I am learning to have compassion much deeper than…
“My mask is protected, [the kids’] the masks are on, so right now we really need to focus on them, protect them.”
With her mask “secured,” Chambers, who is dating a new man, can look back fondly on her marriage and Hammer, 36, despite its end and the ongoing controversy surrounding it.
“We grew up together and have so many memories. We’ve traveled the world and it’s so beautiful,” she reflects. “I feel like I’m looking back on this as a different phase of my life, but I don’t necessarily think we’re starting over. I think we’re just continuing on our way, with a different perspective.”
Chambers revealed that she ended up watching Discovery+’s narrative documentary series House of Hammer with her “support system” after initially choosing to avoid it.
“Obviously it was heartbreaking on so many levels and very painful. But at the same time it exists,” she shared. “The past is the past and all we can do is take this as a moment to learn and listen and hopefully rework and heal in every capacity.”
She added that she was “definitely surprised” by what she saw, but noted, “I think that’s to be expected.”
“… it didn’t feel great, especially when you feel like you’ve done the job,” she continued, “but the moral of the story is that the job is never done.”
Aside from vehemently denying the allegations against him, the “Social Network” star has not publicly commented on the “House of Hammer” content, which features Hammer’s ex Courtney Vucekovich as well as some of his other alleged victims detailing their painful experiences.
After allegations by a woman named Effie that Hammer had raped her, the Los Angeles Police Department opened an investigation into Hammer’s actions. The case is still ongoing.