Juliana Zobrist, estranged wife of Chicago Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist, broke her silence on social-media Saturday with an Instagram post. Her weekend post came nearly two weeks after she filed for divorce from the 2016 World Series MVP.
Juliana, 34, a professional singer, posted a photo of herself and her three children, with an emotional message on the Instagram.
“I am still here. Somewhat in the mire, but I am still here,” Zobrist wrote. “Over these last two weeks i have watched so many of you quietly enter the marshland with me. I can see you, sitting beside me, waist deep in the water and bog. I can feel you, in a silence like art, honoring the most intimate spaces of our pain and heartbreak without shame. I can hear you saying, Let me carry some of that for you.”
She thanked all those people who have supported during her bad time.
“Thank you for stopping forward and not back. Thank you for not shutting your eyes. Thank you for holding my heart within yours, even while you do not yet understand exactly what you are holding. Someday I will share my story with you…but not today. Today we breathe on deeply the fragrance of the rushes and reeds, and then, I might need your delicate reminder to breathe out again. May be tomorrow we will look up and notice the marsh wren and smile at her song. May be the day after that we will laugh at the skittish harvest mouse. But not today.”
Her Instagram post, however, didn’t clearly address her divorce from the Cubs infielder
Ben and Juliana separately filed for divorce in separate states. The 37-year-old Ben Zobrist filed in Nashville for legal separation from his wife alleging she “has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct, which rendered further cohabitation impossible.” Juliana Zobrist filed for divorce in Cook County circuit court, according to court records, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
In the past, Juliana has sung the national anthem at several Cubs games and in 2016, she wowed the Wrigley Field crowd with her rendition of God Bless America in front of her husband.
Ben Zobrist has been away from the Cubs since May 8th owing to a previously undisclosed matter. In his career, he has played 14 years in the big leagues, including more than three with Chicago. Apart from this he has also played with the Tampa Bay Ray, Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals.