Elizabeth Chambers talks about co-parenting with Armie Hammer
September 22, 2022
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Co-parenting two young children with a man accused of rape, sexual abuse, harassment and possible cannibalism can’t be easy. But according to Elizabeth Chambersshe and her estranged husband, Army Hammerare “in a great place” as they work to finalize their divorce.
“We talk all the time,” Chambers told… AND! news. “We are fully committed to our children and to being together as much as possible in a non-romantic way for our children.” She shares 7-year-old Harper and 4-year-old Ford with the actor and… rumors about timeshare seller. “Children need their mother; children need their father. So there’s nothing we won’t do.”
Chambers has avoided speaking publicly about Hammer for nearly two years since he was publicly accused of… several things that included non-consensual sexual acts — including rape in one case — violence and emotional abuse. He has denied the allegations. Chambers spoke about the reports about her Instagram in February 2021, saying she was “shocked, heartbroken and devastated” at the allegations against her husband and supported “any victim of sexual assault or abuse”. Since then, her Instagram has focused mainly on photos of her children and her life in the Cayman Islands, and she has not commented on anything to do with Hammer, including the allegations of rape created by a woman identified as Effie, who is believed to be the same woman who initiated the allegations against Hammer from the @houseofeffie Instagram account in January 2021. Hammer denied the allegations through his attorney, Andrew Brettler, who told Variety in a statement: “Mr. Hammer has maintained that all of his interactions with [Effie] – and every other sexual partner of his for that matter – have been completely consensual.”
In her new interview, Chambers again refrained from responding directly to specific allegations against Hammer, though she cryptically admitted she’d heard “some surprises” in recent years. She also revealed that she has indeed watched the docuseries House of Hamer, featuring disturbing voice notes allegedly sent to women by Hammer. Chambers declined to participate in the document, originally saying she would not look into it. “It was clearly 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 process and heal in every capacity,” she told E! News.
For her, healing meant “sound healing” and “a breakthrough with writing intentions,” as well as “burning things, putting them in the ocean, praying alone, going for walks on the beach with my kids.” For Hammer it meant rehabilitation. In June last year, it was reported that Hammer had begun a six-month rehabilitation program for “drug, alcohol and sex problems.” As for how that affected their co-parenting, Chambers kept it vague, saying, “Armie is focused on his healing.” Using an airplane metaphor, she described him as focusing on putting on his own oxygen mask before helping others. “He’s been very busy securing his own mask.” She added that she helps Hammer be “the best father to our kids”, but she also made sure she distanced herself from his life outside of parenthood. “Of course he processes everything else that he personally deals with — and that’s his own journey now.”