Jaime Pressly Opens Up About Her Split and Finding Love Again

By Chloe Bunker on March 24, 2009

LOS ANGELES — Jaime Pressly is opening up about her November split with fiancé, Eric Cubiche, saying the longtime friends grew apart while she was pregnant with the couple's first child.

"When I was pregnant, Eric's job changed," the 31-year-old actress tells Redbook. "He became a traveling DJ. So he was gone a lot. That's how part of the...separation started. We'd been best friends for so long, and now it was kind of like we were leading two separate lives."

"It's hard because when you're with somebody for a long time or have a child with someone, you start to expect them to be this person you had in mind," she adds. "Then if they don't fill the expectation, resentment starts to come up. It doesn't mean that one person's bad and one person is good. Sometimes it just doesn't work."

Pressly and Cubiche have been friends for more than 10 years and remain close, which has certainly made raising their 23-month-old son Dezi James a lot easier.

"We both still love each other, and the most important thing is our son," explains the "My Name is Earl" star. "We want to make sure he's happy and taken care of."

"I have full custody, but when he's in town, Eric comes and sees Dezi every day," she adds. "Dezi's too young right now to go overnight. But Eric's very much a part of his life; he's a great father. We make sure that no matter what happens, Dezi is okay and protected and knows that Mom and Daddy love him. We've never argued in front of him. We don't raise our voices around him."

In addition to her mommy and television duties, Pressly has been busy of late promoting both her new film, "I Love You, Man," and her new memoir, It's Not Necessarily Not the Truth: Dreaming Bigger Than the Town You're From. Not surprisingly, she's yet to bounce back into the dating scene, but does hope to find love again someday.

"I want what I haven't had. I think we all do," she says. "Relationships teach you what you do and don't want, what you can and can't put up with, what you do and don't deserve."

"I'd like to be with somebody who isn't afraid to take care of me – whether they have the same financial means as me or not," continues Pressly. "What's important is that they realize there are other ways of taking care of me that have [nothing] to do with money. Like cooking me dinner or going to the grocery store or picking up after yourself."

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