This announcement has been a long time coming. I’ve put off talking about this because of how difficult and painful it’s been, but enough time has passed and most people know despite my attempts to remain private about it. So to end any possible rumors or discussion about it, I will confirm that Rob and I have divorced and are no longer together.
As you might imagine, this has been incredibly difficult to deal with – especially as I face my first holiday alone in some time. While I appreciate the many comments and emails that have been coming in to express concern, I am asking that my friends, peers, and colleagues please respect my wishes to deal with this privately. The relationship is over and I wish him and his family only happiness.
I recognize that most of my life has been an open book, including my wedding. An important lesson that I take away from this is that I must have more privacy in my personal life. For that reason, I will not be discussing this publicly – online or via email, or otherwise. I hope you can understand my need for privacy and protection, not just for my own self, but also for the kids’ well being.
Thank you to everyone. I’m working hard to move forward in a positive way: through music, dance, and using my voice in advocacy and obesity issues awareness. I remain grateful to have so many people who care and check in on me, and I thank you all for your love and support.