Armie Hammer has been out of rehab in Florida where he was dealing with issues with drugs, alcohol, and sex since December of last year, and has spent the subsequent months in the Cayman Islands with his family which includes his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers and their two kids, Harper Grace, 7, and son Ford Douglas Armand, 4. While he still has a 2017 rape allegation hanging over his head (TMZ reports the LAPD’s investigation is over and the matter has been turned over the DA, but it’s unlikely any charges will be filed), a source hints to People that Elizabeth is considering a reconciliation and “they’re slowly figuring things out as a couple.” That’s a tall order considering all that Armie’s been accused of. And there is very little literature on the subject. It’s not like there’s a self-help book out there called So You Married A Hammer, and if there is, it’s probably misfiled in the Horror section.
I guess we’re about to find out how long it takes before rumors of cannibalism fade to the point where they’re usurped by rumors that his wife might take him back. Apparently, it’s just over a year. Meanwhile, Hannibal Lecter is stuck with the nickname Hannibal the Cannibal for life. It’s so unfair! People reports:
After seeking help for drug, alcohol and sex issue at a treatment facility following sexual assault and abuse allegations, Armie Hammer is rebuilding his relationship with estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers.
“Elizabeth’s priority has always been her children and their well-being. The past year hasn’t been easy, but she and Armie have always had love for each other,” a source tells PEOPLE. “They’re slowly figuring things out as a couple, but being parents to their two kids will always come first.”
Another source tells PEOPLE that “Elizabeth has always loved him.” “He is really the love of her life,” the insider adds. “They obviously had a lot of issues, but Armie’s rehab stay showed that he was committed to big changes. They get along and enjoy hanging out with the kids.”
Call me old-fashioned but if my husband fucked up so badly I had to side-eying him every time we walked past a butcher shop with a meaty femur hanging in the window, that marriage would be a wrap. But it’s probably pretty easy for Armie and Elizabeth to go about their business unbothered in the Cayman Islands where they are surrounded by family and are 30% less likely to accidentally run into someone Armie has allegedly tied up while getting ice cream with the kids.