Doherty shared that she entered the surgery after discovering her marriage was essentially over, marred by her husband’s two-year-long affair.
The actress felt betrayed and couldn’t bear the idea of going through the surgery with Iswarienko by her side. She shared, “To not go into that surgery, even though, being very clear, he wanted to go, I couldn’t go into that surgery with him there. I felt so betrayed.”
Despite the emotional turmoil, Doherty found support in her mother, brother, and best friends, who stood by her during the challenging time. The Charmed alum expressed feeling incredibly unloved after learning about the infidelity in a relationship that had spanned 14 years.
Doherty’s podcast further delved into the aftermath of her marriage’s collapse, where she became determined to uncover the truth about Iswarienko’s infidelity.
She became “obsessed” with seeking honesty through conversations, even reaching out to the woman he had been involved with for two years. The actress candidly expressed her feelings of embarrassment and horror at not being able to sustain a relationship.
Despite the personal challenges, Doherty asserted her belief in love and took some responsibility for the issues in her marriage, particularly acknowledging the impact of cancer on their relationship. She revealed the difficulties of walking away immediately, citing confusion and the physical toll of brain surgery.
Recently, Doherty shared her openness to finding love again.