Andy Spade was home at the time of Kate Spade's suicide and had been apartment hunting in the past few months
In his statement, Andy said that for the past 10 months they had been living separately but close to each other. Bea was living with both of them and that the couple met every day.
The world is still reeling from the shocking news of designer Kate Spade's suicide on June 5, but the mystery behind the incident still keeps unfolding. In recent updates, a source has revealed that Kate and her husband, Andy Spade were having issues regarding their relationship.
“Kate and Andy [Spade] were having relationship problems,” before her death, revealed a source to People magazine. Their problems were so severe that apparently, Andy was even looking for an apartment of his own in Manhattan, shared The Blast.
Yet, as shocking as it might seem, Andy was in the couple's apartment at the time of Kate's suicide, reported the Associated Press. Kate was found unconscious at their home after allegedly hanging herself using a scarf. The investigation over her death is still going on as celebrities, including brother-in-law, David Spade, have taken to social media to express their grief.
“Fuzzy picture but i love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos. We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard. I still can’t believe it,” David had captioned a of a photo of himself and Kate, posted on Instagram.
As for Andy himself, he finally broke is silence on the designer's suicide in an official statement, as the New York Times reported. He said: "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." In her suicide note, Kate had addressed their 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrice Spade, saying: “Bea– I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!”
The note was found by investigators at the scene. Her body was initially found by her housekeeper who had apparently run downstairs to the apartment's main floor to inform the superintendent but it was too late.
Kate was pronounced dead at the scene.