‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Tweets Pre-Thanksgiving Divorce Plans

Mayim Bialik cites irreconcilable differences as reason for split from her husband of nine years

Last Updated: November 23, 2012 @ 4:24 PM

Things are bound to be a little tense around the dinner table at Mayim Bialik's house this Thanksgiving.

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Bialik is divorcing her husband of nine years, Mike Stone, the "Big Bang Theory" star announced via her twitter account Wednesday.

The actress, 36, tweeted a link to a blog post about the split with the message, "I'm beating the tabloids to it and posting this Divorce Statement."

The post itself says that the pair decided to divorce "after much consideration and soul-searching," and cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup.

Bialik and Stone have two sons, 7-year-old Miles and 4-year-old Frederick, together.

The actress is an advocate of "attachment parenting," a somewhat controversial practice guided by the philosophy that closeness between parent and child — including sleeping in the same bed —  produces "securely attached" children who are more likely to develop healthy relationships in adult life.

Bialik stressed in her announcement that the divorce is unrelated to attachment parenting.

"Divorce is terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible for children. It is not something we have decided lightly," Bialik wrote in her blog post. "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 actress added, "Our sons deserve parents committed to their growth and health and that’s what we are focusing on."

Bialik's post concludes, "We will be ok."