Kate Spade's Husband Andy Breaks Silence About Designer's Death

By Isha Thorpe

June 7, 2018

Earlier this week, we learned that fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide in her NYC apartment. She was 55 years old.

Since the story broke, many more developments have been reported. A previous report from TMZ stated that Kate was very depressed during her final days because her husband and business partner, Andy Spade, told her that he wanted a divorce, which Kate did not. The news outlet also claimed that Kate had business issues, and drank heavily to cope with her personal and business problems. However, Andy is clearing up some of these rumors in his first statement since his estranged wife's death.

According to Today.com, Andy said: "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.

"She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety of the last five 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."

The brother of actor David Spade also confirmed that he and Kate were living separately during the final months of Kate's life. "We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce," Andy added. "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." 

If you're having suicidal thoughts and need immediate help coping, please call emergency services such as 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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