Armie Hammer’s ex Elizabeth Chambers says they are in ‘a really great place’ despite ongoing divorce and his sexual abuse and cannibalism controversies
- Chamber, 40, said she was ‘committed fully’ to coparenting with Hammer, 36
- She said the troubled actor had been ‘focused on his healing’ in recent months
- The TV host admitted to watching a documentary detailing his alleged abuses
- The two split in 2020, and he was accused of sexual abuse in 2021
- Hammer has returned to LA after working in the Caymans while allegedly broke
Despite all the controversies they have endured in recent months, Armie Hammer and his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers are in ‘a really great place’ at the moment.
Elizabeth gave an update on the status of their parenting relationship to E! News on Wednesday, even as their divorce proceeds along.
The 40-year-old TV host added that the former couple were ‘committed fully and wholly’ to raising their children together, even as her ex continues a rehab program to combat his sex and drug issues.
Despite all the controversies they have endured in recent months, Armie Hammer, 36, and his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers, 40, are in ‘a really great place’ at the moment, she told E! News in an interview published Wednesday
Elizabeth filed for divorce from Armie in July 2020, citing irreconcilable differences. The two had been married for ten years.
However, one year later in 2021, a scandal erupted around The Man From U.N.C.L.E star when he was accused of sexual assault by a number of different women. The Los Angeles Police Department also has an ongoing investigation into the actor’s conduct after a woman named Effie accused him of raping her. He has denied the accusations through his lawyers.
The actor was also accused of displaying disturbing cannibalistic fantasies with other women.
In her new interview, Elizabeth admitted that their divorce was not finalized yet despite having gone on for more than two years. However, her relations with her ex appeared to have improved significantly in recent months.
‘We are in a really great place. We talk all the time,’ she revealed. ‘We’re committed fully and wholly to our children, and to being together as much as possible in a non-romantic way for our kids.’
Elizabeth added, ‘Kids need their mom; kids need their dad. So there’s nothing we won’t do.’
Dark: Hammer was accused of sexual abuse and rape in 2021, along with allegedly having cannibalistic fantasies; seen in November 2020
The BIRD Bakery proprietor was remarkable calm and collected when it came to the sexual abuse scandals haunting her ex.
‘Armie has been focused on his healing. There’s the oxygen mask theory: You can’t really take care of someone until you are taken care of,’ she shared. ‘There’s a reason on the plane they say, “Secure your own mask before helping others.” He has been very busy securing his own mask.’
She added, ‘My mask has been secured, [the kids’] masks are on, so right now it’s really been a lot about focusing on them, protecting them.’
During her chat with E!, the Texas native said she had spent so long away from the spotlight during her ‘incubation period’ because she thought her ex-husband’s scandals weren’t the public’s business.
Elizabeth, who shares her seven-year-old daughter Harper and five-year-old son Ford with the Call Me By Your Name star, looked back fondly on her years with him.
‘We grew up together and we have so many memories. We traveled the world and that is so beautiful,’ she said. ‘I do feel like I look back at it as a different phase in my life, but I don’t necessarily think we’re starting over. I think we’re just continuing on our path, with a shifted perspective.’
‘Armie has been focused on his healing. There’s the oxygen mask theory: You can’t really take care of someone until you are taken care of,’ Elizabeth said; seen with Harper, seven, and Ford, five
She was more reserved when it came to sharing her feelings after she admitted that she had watched the House Of Hammer docuseries from Discovery+, which delved into the accusations made against her former husband.
‘It was obviously heartbreaking on so many levels and very painful. But at the same time, it exists,’ she said. ‘The past is the past and all we can do is take this as a moment to learn and listen, and hopefully process and heal in every capacity.’
Elizabeth, who need a ‘support system’ with her as she delved into the documentary, admitted that she was ‘definitely surprised’ by what she saw in the series, though she added, ‘I think that’s to be expected.’
‘It didn’t feel great, especially when you feel like you have done that work, but the moral of the story is that work is never done,’ she said.
During the interview, she called herself a ‘feminist’ and said she stood ‘in solidarity with anyone who has been a victim of any sort and hope they find healing.’
After praising casual dating as an ‘important process’ of her recovery journey, she clarified that she was now in a ‘committed relationship,’ though she didn’t mention her new boyfriend, wellness specialist Ricardas Kazinec, by name.
Shocked: Elizabeth admitted to watching the House Of Hammer documentary about Armie’s scandals. She needed a ‘support system’ to watch with her and was ‘definitely surprised’; seen in 2018
Elizabeth concluded the interview by noting that she and her children were ready to return to Los Angeles, where Armie has already relocated, after spending the last couple years in the Cayman Islands.
Following his scandals, Armie checked into a rehab facility in Florida, and was released in December of last year.
In July, TMZ reported that the actor had a temporary new job selling timeshares at an office in the Cayman Islands after leaving Hollywood behind.
‘He is working at a cubicle,’ a source revealed to Vanity Fair not long after photos surfaced of him getting accustomed to his day job. ‘The reality is he’s totally broke, and is trying to fill the days and earn money to support his family.’
Since moving back to Los Angeles, he has been staying at a home owned by Robert Downey Jr., according to Vanity Fair. The publication also reported the Iron Man star has been giving Armie ‘financial assistance.’
Elizabeth and Armie have been seen together with their children following the scandal, as they work on co-parenting. A source told People that for the TV host, her ‘priority has always been her children and their well-being.’
On their side? During the interview, she called herself a ‘feminist’ and said she stood ‘in solidarity with anyone who has been a victim of any sort and hope they find healing’; seen in 2018