Kate Spade’s husband Andy Spade “Appalled” Issues Statement

Kate Spade’s husband Andy Spade "Appalled" Issues Statement

Kate Spade’s husband, Andy Spade, has issued a statement following the death of the fashion designer on Tuesday. Spade claims, “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.”

Read on to see what Kate Spade’s husband Andy Spade issued to the media and the world today following his wife’s suicide in her New York home…

Kate Spade’s husband Andy Spade "Appalled" Issues StatementCelebNFashion247.com is still shocked to hear about Kate Spade taking her life, but her sister Reta Saffo said: “I will say this was not unexpected by me.” Her sister said that Kate suffered from depression.

We have also learned via sources who told The Post [via TMZ] about the suicide letter which reads to her daughter Frances Beatrix Spade, 13:

Bea – I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!

Law enforcement sources then revealed that Kate Spade was extremely depressed in her last days of life because her husband wanted a divorce.

Now, Andy Spade is FIRING BACK issuing a statement revealing that “for the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other.” It also points out that they were separated but NOT divorced. It reminds us of The First Wives Club when Stockard Channing steps out on the ledge with a drink ending her life after she learned her husband was leaving her for a younger woman. Some women just can’t go on with the embarrassment and humility of it when they live in the media eye acting like life is perfect and their marriage is bliss when in reality its a trainwreck heading for a cliff. Unfortunately, Kate Spade was just like Channing’s character in the classic film.

Andy Spade Statement Reads as follows:

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.

We repeat this is sad to hear as her daughter will have to pick up the pieces while always wonder why did mom take her life and was it dad’s fault. As for, Andy, if he shows up at any event with a woman in the next year, Kate’s letter will prove her death was over heartbreak. Hopefully, he doesn’t look like the dirty dawg the media is painting him to be.

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