Howard Stern reveals his deep, dark secrets about his divorce to his first wife, Alison Berns. In a Rolling Stone interview,Â the talk show hostÂ really opened up and bared his soul to the public.
Howard SternÂ stated, Â“My marriage ending blew my mind. I was upset that I failed, let down my family, my kids, my ex-wife; it all was very painful. [Getting a divorce] felt like such a failure. It's so complicated, and it's hard for me even to figure out at this point what went wrong and how things that were so good could go so bad. It's tough. I think I'll spend the rest of my life trying to analyze that.Â”
Stern was married to Alison Berns for 20 years. The couple had three children together before their marriage ended in divorce in 2001. The controversial talk show host readily admitted that he turned to religion, but mostly sex after the divorce. He explained that he turned to sex for escape and comfort, but he realized that he was just looking for a woman to be by his side every minute of the day. He was lonely.
Howard Stern said, Â“I realized, 'Oh, wow, I can go have sex.Â’ I was running around, picking up women.Â” He decided his sex-aholic behavior as Â“excitingÂ” and "new.Â”
One might assume that Stern had cheated on his wife, Berns, while married. Even though he was involved in excessive and casual sex after his marriage, Stern promises that he never cheated on his wife during their marriage.
He realized that he was valuing himself as a human being by running around with random women. Howard Stern called his sexual behavior Â“childish.Â”
After coming to this realization, Stern settled down and met Beth Ostrosky. The couple married in 2008 and have remained married for three years now. He is now trying to look at this marriage with a new perspective.
Howard Stern stated, Â“In many ways, my marriage now is so easy, but I'm also aware that I could f--k things up very easily. I could start getting more into my work, and ignoring what's important to Beth. 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.Â”
It is refreshing to hear that Howard Stern has a compassionate and tender side to his tough exterior. Hopefully, his marriage to Ostrosky will last a lifetime.
Â© Bella Rose 2011
Photo Credit: Howard Stern and new wife Beth Ostrosky