Lydia Hearst wife of Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick, says he will be back on television soon following an investigation the couple are “both extremely optimistic about.”
“He’s doing very well right now and I can only speak from my own experience, where the man I married was not the man who was written about in that article,” Hearst told Variety in an interview at San Diego Comic-Con, where she was promoting her new Z Nation character Pandora.
“I’ve known him to be nothing less than absolutely loving, compassionate, supportive, not just to myself, but to everyone he knows and works with. He’s just a genuinely good man with a good heart. I can honestly say without a doubt that he will be getting back to what he loves very soon.”
Hardwick’s relationship with AMC was suspended after Chloe Dykstra, Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend, wrote an article for Medium detailing alleged blacklisting as well as sexual and emotional abuse that she suffered over the course of her three-year relationship with Hardwick.
“His shows were only put on hiatus, and there is an investigation underway, which we’re both extremely optimistic about,” Hearst said. “I think fans can expect to see him back on the air soon, maybe hopefully back at Comic-Con next year.”