The 34-year-old, who split from former Olympian Grant Hackett in May 2012 in a messy divorce that dominated headlines has told Kidpsot that leaving an unhealthy relationship is one of the best things she has done for her children.
“I think staying in an unhealthy relationship around your children is counterproductive for the children,” the the actress said.
“My children are very happy because of some of the decisions I’ve made. Being a mum is the most important job in the world because you’re raising people and trying to shape them. All you can do is the best you can.”
When probed by the parenting website about how difficult it is talking to young children about the concept of divorce, Alley brushed it off, citing the kids' age and the fact she didn't have any explaining to do as reasons why the conversation wasn't as difficult as it could be.
And that despite their split making headlines, her children escaped the damage the media frenzy could do.
"Luckily with my children, they didn’t have any idea of what was going on. I didn’t have to do any explaining. It was easier for me," Alley said, hinting towards Hackett's troubled few years around the split and after.
As for dating in the future, the mum-of-two admits she has "her blinkers on" when it comes to dating and that's she is "definitely not looking", preferring to focus on her children for the time being.
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