Nilinaw ni Andy Spade na matagal na nakakaranas ng depression at anxiety ang kanyang designer wife na si Kate Spade, ang co-founder ng Kate Spade brand.
Pero kahit magkahiwalay sila ng bahay, hindi raw nila minsan pinag-usapan ang hiwalayan.
“Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years.
“My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.
“Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives.
“We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.
“For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other. Bea was living with both of us and we saw each other or spoke every day. We ate many meals together as a family and continued to vacation together as a family. Our daughter was our priority.
“We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce,” pahayag ni Andy sa E News. (John Vincent)