Barkers' Shanna 'Devastated' over Split
In a message posted on her MySpace.com blog on Tuesday, where she lists her "current mood" as "disappointed," the former Miss USA writes, "I can only say thank you to all those who have sent such touching letters, well wishes and prayers. I am very devastated and very much heartbroken over the demise of my marriage and for the upset of my family." (The message's authenticity was confirmed by Moakler's publicist.)
Her post continues, "I wanted nothing more (than) to overcome the challenges we faced but failed. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and I have complete faith in the heavens … I can honestly say I have been truly blessed with great family and friends and of course my children who are the main focus of my concern.
"I still very much believe in the power of love … I look back with no regrets and feel blessed for my experience and look forward with an open mind … I am very sad but it is remarkable to see the outpouring of support I have been offered … again thank you for all your letters and kind words. In this time please know I do read your letters but I am sorry if I can't respond.
Moakler, 31, and Barker, 30, who costarred in the MTV reality series Meet the Barkers, would have celebrated their two-year anniversary on Oct. 30. They have two children, son Landon, 2, and daughter Alabama, 7 months.
Before marrying Barker, a drummer for blink-182 and the Transplants, Moakler was engaged to boxer Oscar de la Hoya, with whom she has a daughter, Atiana, 7. Moakler and De la Hoya split in 2000, and she dated Dennis Quaid for eight months in 2001.
In 2001, Barker married psychology student Melissa Kennedy. They divorced in August 2002.