This must have been tough for him.
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Howard Stern opened up about his divorce with first wife Alison, whom he had been married to for 21 years.
Here's what he had to say about the divorce:
"My marriage ending blew my mind. I was upset that I failed and let down my family, my kids, my ex-wife. It was all very painful."
"I was totally neurotic…I knew things weren't right, and I said, 'Gee, where am I going to get some answers?' I had never been a guy to turn to religion but then as my marriage was coming to an end, I needed help to explain it to my children and make sense of it all…Because once you are a divorced guy, being a father is a whole different thing."
"After my divorce, I realized, 'Oh wow, I can go have sex, and I was running around, picking up women.Then all of the sudden, it dawned on me that I really didn't need that much sex. I just wanted somebody with me every minute. I was using women as a surrogate mother. When I tapped into that, it suddenly became very childish behavior."
And here's Howard on getting married to his current wife, Beth Ostrosky:
"Things changed when we got married. Everyone before was like, 'Oh, are you Howard Stern's blond bimbo that hangs out with him?' But suddenly, when we were married, it was like, 'Oh, this is Howard's wife.' And that was important to me. Part of the reason I got married was that I wanted Beth to understand how important she is and also how equal I feel she is to me."
Wow. We're impressed with these sincere, heartfelt words, Howard.
And we're glad to hear that you're in such a good place with Beth!
We wish you both all the best!
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