Mayim Bialik Explains Divorce Blogging, Cathartic Jewish Experience

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Mayim Bialik is not Kim Kardashian.

So many were taken aback when The Big Bang Theory blogged all about her divorce earlier this summer, giving fans an unexpected glimpse into her personal life.

But Bialik wasn't aiming for attention or sympathy, she told Access Hollywood this week, explaining what prompted her to take to for such intimate postings.

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"I wanted to write about some of the more complicated aspects. And specifically, also, there's certain things [related] to Jewish divorce that people don't know about," the actress said.

Mayim went on to outline how she and Michael Stone had to get divorced through their faith on top of the typical legal proceedings for most couples.

"There's something called a 'Get,'" Bialik said. "There's a religious process. You sit in the same room and you watch your divorce deed be written. It's actually a very interesting thousands-year old document that you watch written and you have to be in the same room as your ex."

Overall, it was a powerful experience.

"To me, it was a very cathartic, very emotionally powerful sense of closure for us. It's very intense. So I wrote for Kveller about some of those aspects in hopes to kind of maybe [be] helpful to other people or other women."