Prior to Hammer making headlines for being at the center of a cannibal sex scandal, Chambers, 38, called it quits with the actor amid him leaving her and their children, Harper, 6, and Ford, 4, in the middle of quarantine.
As OK! previously reported, Chambers, Hammer and their kids flew down to the Cayman Islands at the start of the coronavirus pandemic; however, he returned to the U.S. following the former couple's separation announcement in July.
"The Hammers had been in expensive family therapy, but, to Elizabeth, the indiscretions — and more notably his decision to flee the family during a global pandemic — were the final straw," Vanity Fair's Julie Miller reported in a new exposé. "When Armie touched down in the U.S., he mistakenly sent a raunchy text message meant for someone else to his estranged spouse. Elizabeth filed for divorce shortly after."
According to one of Chambers' pals, Hammer admitted to a "one-time" cheating offense shortly after the birth of their second child in 2017. However, the same friend dished that the brunette beauty "found evidence of an affair Armie was having with a costar" years later. The former couple was together for 13 years and married for 10.
Shortly after the coparents separated — which their kids reportedly weren't aware of at the time — Hammer was photographed with a string of women. And only a few months later in January, the Call Me By Your Name star, 34, began trending on social media after alleged messages, which instantly went viral but have not been verified, from the actor discussing his detailed sexual fantasies with an unidentified woman were posted.
Despite Chambers feeling "blindsided left, right and center" by her estranged husband's controversial sex scandal, her real concern is apparently what will happen when their kids learn the truth about Hammer.
"The internet is forever, and it kills her that one day her children will see how brazen their father has been, not only with his casual dating and drug use, but with these deeply disturbing allegations," a source close to Chambers dished, according to the Vanity Fair report.
In light of the alleged messages, a slew of women spoke out against the Hollywood star and his apparent violent sexual predilections. At first, former flame Paige Lorenze asked: “Anyone got a good therapist?” days after the alleged, twisted messages went viral. The 22-year-old, who was linked to Hammer from September-December, later claimed that Hammer used a knife to carve the letter “A” above her pubic area and introduced her to BDSM.
"He was talking about finding a doctor to remove my ribs that I don't need — the ribs that are on the bottom — and that he had a smoker at his house. He wanted to smoke them and eat them. He wondered how they would taste and he basically was like, 'I bet you they would taste good,'" Lorenze told Fox News. "I think he really has a desire to hurt women."
"He said to me he wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it," one of his other exes, Courtney Vucekovich, claimed. "He says, I want to take a bite out of you. If I had a little cut on my hand he’d like suck it or lick it."