Brooke Burke opens her divorce from her seven-year-old husband David Charvet.
The former Dance with the Stars filed a divorce from Charvet on Friday in Los Angeles County, inconsistently citing differences in court documents obtained from HUMANS. The two separated in January.
Now, Burke, 46, reveals what went wrong in a blog post for her educational website, Modern Mom.
"I've been struggling to find worthy words to speak with this life change my family is undergoing, but I want to share my personal thoughts," she began. "You may have heard that David and I divorce, we have been trying to keep our separation private for some time out of respect for our children and family, and although I believe that this is a positive change, I am deeply distressed, because I loved being married. "
" It took a long time to differentiate, give up and let go and see even more when it was time, then, "she continued. "We are still a family of love that redefines our momentum, and I think this is a necessary decision for my entire family."
Burke insists that "nothing sensational" is their separation from the Melrose Place alum
"Nothing scandalous will pop up," she wrote. "Please believe that we only find new ways to remain a loving family."
"Big life decisions are the hardest to hit for the right reasons," she added. "It's sometimes painful to be strong and accept change, I believe in letting go of ideas and dreams when the time is right, I'm in this room as a woman and a mother, listening to my heart, approaching it with gratitude and unconditional love. "
Burke and Charvet, 45, share two children: son Shaya, 10, and Daughter Rain, 11. Burke is also mother to Daughters Sierra, 16, and Neriah, 18, from her previous marriage to Garth Fisher.
After a five-year engagement, Burke and Charvet joined the knot in a mystery wedding at St. Barts in August 2011.
Last week, a source told people that the couple had been "separated for a few months."
"They've tried everything to make their marriage work," the insider said. "But in the end, they have to do what's right for them and their family."