Armie Hammer’s estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers 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 documentary series on Discovery + that chronicles the Hammer family and the actor’s infidelity.
“I wasn’t planning on watching it, but I dropped the kids off at school one day and came home and watched 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 moment to learn and listen and hopefully in any capacity process and cured.
Chambers revealed that she was asked to join the series but declined.
“They reached out, but in this process everything that matters and matters from the children and our family, and that was not something that would be in line with my goals for them,” she said.
In 2020, after 10 years of marriage, Chambers filed for divorce from Hammer.
The two share two children together, and Chambers says they are in “a really great place” with their co-parenting.
“We talk all the time. We are fully and completely 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 moms; kids need their dads. 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.”
She concluded: “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 they say, ‘Secure your own mask before you help others.’ He’s been busy securing his own mask. My mask is secured, the kids’ masks are on, so right now it’s really been a lot of focusing on them, protecting them.”