At the time, it led to a separation from Rosetta, Balthazar’s wife of 10 years and mother of his four children — Cassius, 10, daughters Grace, 8, Violet, 7, and two-year-old June Catherine. But today the family is happily back on track and the couple has opened the doors of its L.A. home to Harper’s Bazaar.
“Here’s the bottom line: It was a very challenging time for everybody involved,” says Balthazar, “but I loved and missed my family too much not to make it work. Rosetta is understanding enough and spiritual enough to let us try. In a way it—I don’t know …I feel like we’re better than we’ve ever been.”
Rosetta explains: “I’m open to talking about it because I believe we go through things in a public way to help other people get through it. I’d love to talk about it more with people when I’m clearer about it. I’m going to have to explain this to my daughters one day. I chose not to act from ego because I just felt like it would be too crushing for my children.”
Balthazar adds, “You can do two things in life when an obstacle comes your way: You can tackle it, or you can allow it to break you down.”