Is attachment parenting to blame for Mayim Bialik’s divorce?

Big Bang Theory star, although I’ll always know her as Blossom Russo, Mayim Bialik has officially filed for divorce.

Bialik filed the papers in L.A. Superior Court citing “irreconcilable differences” with her husband Michael Stone.

Bialik and Stone were married in 2003 and have two sons together ages 4 and 7. Mayim is requesting joint legal and physical custody.

She announced the split about a week ago and many were speculating that her staunch advocacy of attachment parenting might have played a role in the dissolution of the marriage. Mayim is one of the most public proponents of the parenting style that promotes prolonged breastfeeding, co-sleeping and carrying children in slings as opposed to strollers.

Bialik’s official statement via her blog addresses these speculations head on. She wrote:

After much consideration and soul-searching, Michael and I have arrived at the decision to divorce due to “Irreconcilable Differences.”

Divorce is terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible for children. It is not something we have decided lightly.

The hands-on style of parenting we practice played no role in the changes that led to this decision; relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose.

The main priority for us now is to make the transition to two loving homes as smooth and painless as possible. Our sons deserve parents committed to their growth and health and that’s what we are focusing on. Our privacy has always been important and is even more so now, and we thank you in advance for respecting it as we negotiate this new terrain.

We will be ok.

Bialik, who earned a PhD in neuroscience and a specialization in the hormones of attachment, has gone as far as to write a book about the subject of attachment parenting called, “Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way.”

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