Though Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson and Prince Andrew are no longer together, she still has nothing but nice things to say about her ex, despite him being pals with late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
"Whatever challenges he has, I will stand firm to the co-parenters that we are together ... I believe that he's a kind, good man, and he's been a fabulous father to the girls," the 61-year-old told PEOPLE of the prince.
Ferguson and Andrew got married in 1986 and split in 1996; the two share daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.
After Andrew and Epstein's friendship was revealed, Virginia Giuffre claimed that at 17 years old, she was forced to sleep with Andrew and was a victim of Epstein's sex trafficking.
Andrew denied any wrongdoing, but he tried to clear the air about his relationship with Epstein in an interview with Newsnight's Emily Maitlis.
Despite Epstein's crimes, Andrew said he "still" did not mind being in his inncer circle. "The people that I met and the opportunities that I was given to learn, either by him or because of him, were actually very useful," he said.
Andrew has maintained his innocence over the years. "It didn’t happen. That couldn’t have happened because the date that’s being suggested I was at home with the children," he stated in a BBC interview. "I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever."
Eventually, Andrew decided it was best if he stepped down from his role in the royal family.
"It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family’s work and the valuable work going on in the many organisations and charities that I am proud to support," he said. "Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission."
"I continue to unequivocally regret my ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein. His suicide has left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims, and I deeply sympathise with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure," he continued. "I can only hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives. Of course, I am willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required."