'Blossom' star Bialik divorcing husband of 9 years

FILE - This May 16, 2012 file photo shows Actress Mayim Bialik from the show "The Big Bang Theory" attending the CBS network upfront presentation at The Tent at Lincoln Center, in New York. Bialik has been hospitalized after sustaining injuries in a car accident in Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Police spokesman Richard French says the 36-year-old actress sustained severe lacerations to her left hand and thumb shortly before noon Wednesday Aug. 15, 2012, when another car made a left turn and crashed into Bialik's vehicle, activating the air bags. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

November 22, 2012 1:09:58 PM PST
Mayim Bialik is splitting from her husband of nine years.

The 36-year-old actress says in a statement posted online Wednesday that she and husband Michael Stone have decided to divorce. The couple has two young sons.

Bialik recently released a book about attachment parenting, but says the philosophy that encourages forming close bonds with near-constant physical contact played no role in the couple's split.

The Emmy-nominated star of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" says "relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose."

She says divorce is "terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible" for children and adds that the couple's sons remain their priority.

Bialik first gained fame as the star of the 1990s sitcom "Blossom." She holds a doctoral degree in neuroscience from UCLA, specializing in obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescents.