Brooke Burke pulled the plug on her almost 7-year marriage to "Baywatch" star David Charvet last week. After taking the weekend to think about how she'd discuss the split with the public, the TV personality gave fans some insight into her decision to file for divorce on her blog Monday.
The former couple, who said "I do" St. Barts in August, 2011, share two kids together. While Burke cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce, according to TMZ, she explained in her post that "nothing scandalous" about them will surface in the weeks to come.
"I have struggled with trying to find worthy words to speak to this life change my family is going through but I do want to share my personal thoughts," she wrote in Modern Mom post titled "Brooke Burke On Letting Go."
"You may have heard that David and I are divorcing. We have tried to keep our separation private for some time out of respect for our children and family," she continued. "Although I believe this is a positive change, I am deeply saddened because I loved being married. It took me a long time to differentiate between giving up and letting go, and even longer to recognize when it was time to do so. We are still a family full of love, simply redefining our dynamics. I believe this is a necessary decision for my entire family unit."
"There was nothing sensational that caused this divorce and nothing scandalous will surface, please believe that we are just finding new ways to remain a loving family," Burke added.
"Big life decisions are hardest when made for the right reasons. It is sometimes painful to be strong and embrace change," the statement said. "I believe in letting go of ideas and dreams when the time is right. I am in that space right now as a woman and a mother, listening to my heart. I am approaching this with gratitude and unconditional love."
Despite filing in April, Burke listed the date of separation as January 23, 2018 in her divorce filing.