Three days after Brady Bunch TV legend Florence Henderson ripped into her one-time co-star Christopher Knight‘s marriage to reality star Adrianne Curry, the My Fair Brady star has released the following scathing statement in response:

"I feel compelled to respond to recent statements made in the press by my long time friend Florence Henderson about my marriage to Adrianne Curry.

Let me begin by saying that I love Adrianne with all my heart and can’t begin to imagine life without her. Our marriage is as true and certain as the love we share as husband and wife. Although we met under the most unlikely circumstances our romance then and relationship now is as real as any that have ever been created.

"It hurts me deeply that someone that I have loved and respected for so many years; someone that has held an esteemed position in my life would discuss overtly negative personal opinions about my marriage in a public forum. Since I was a child I looked up to Florence as a consummate professional and as a woman of unique class. I can only hope these recent comments are an aberration or better yet, taken out of context.

"My love for Adrianne may have emerged and blossomed from uniquely odd circumstances. Yet the challenges this had created for us seem to pale in comparison to the challenge it has created for some persons to believe in us. It is no secret that Florence and Adrianne don’t see eye to eye. In truth I can empathize with both sets of views but in the struggle I am hoping one day these two women will bridge their generation and philosophical differences, calling my marriage a sham helps so very little.

"I put forth the hope that one day both Adrianne and Florence, both of whom have played an integral role in my life, will find a way to come together in a peaceful and respectful way. In the mean time the sanctity of my marriage should not be called into question."

Christopher Knight

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