Andy Spade has released heart renching statement one day after the suicide of his wife fashion icon Kate Spade. Andy states that her suicide came as a complete shock and that she sounded happy last time that they spoke. Get the details here.
Andy Spade, 55, released a very heart wrenching statement, obtained by Variety, after the unimaginable death of his wife, fashion designer, Kate Spade, 55, who reportedly committed suicide by hanging on June 5. Kate and Andy were married for 24 years and had recently agreed to separate and co-parent their teen daughter. Here is Andy’s Statement in FULL below.
” 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. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break.
This is the truth. Anything else that is out there right now is false. She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety. There was no substance or alcohol abuse. There were no business problems. We loved creating our businesses together. We were co-parenting our beautiful daughter. I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media.
My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother. Kate loved Bea so very much. “
Editor’s Note: Depression is a very serious thing. I myself is helping someone very close to me during their dark times of dealing with Depression and anxiety. It is a mental illness that is very common and happens very often at any age. It’s also a mental illness that can only be cured by the person that is dealing with it. A strong support system is highly recommended. It isn’t easy supporting a person with depression because when you try to help they push you away and take out their personal demons on you and make you feel as if you’re not wanted but deep down they do love and care for you. It’s hard for them to love when their mind is telling them they aren’t good enough or they aren’t deserving enough. My heart goes out deeply to the Spade family and I am happy that Andy is their for Bea and the brand. I know Kate would want her legacy to live on its very sad she couldn’t beat this fight within herself. If you are someone dealing with depression try hardly to remind yourself you have those who love you and you are worthy and you are amazing. Don’t give up because their are people who think you are a work of art but most importantly love yourself as much as you can.