"There is far too much negativity being directed at someone who I love and care about very much. I feel the need to set the story straight. Kaitlynn and I have been best friends for 6 years, and we continue to be. We, like many others before us and many after us, grew in different directions over those same 6 years," Brody, 35, wrote.
He continued, "Kaitlynn is a wonderful person, beautiful and fun to be with, always a positive force in my life. We decided the best move for both of us was to keep our love for watch other strong but move forward separately with our lives. I respect Kaitlynn and care deeply about her. She deserves to be able to move forward with her life with respect and happiness."
Kaitlynn, 30, responded by leaving a heart emoji in the comments section on his post.
The Malibu native's clarification comes on the heels of a report that claimed he could "care less" about his estranged spouse and was "miserable" during their marriage.
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