The reason for the split? - Howard said that his ''workaholic'' attitude has a lot to do with it. The people who are speculating that it was all of the strippers and bare breasted chicks in the studio are wrong. Howard has a lot of things going on and he wasn't spending a lot of time doing things with Alison and that led to this. The two of them have been in marriage counseling for the past year but that wasn't working. This separation was still up in the air just a few short days ago. They finally decided to do it and had their spokesperson Dan Klores make the announcement Friday night.
Howard said that he and Alison decided that they need a break and he hopes that they can eventually work things out. He says that she's still the best friend he has and no one is closer to him.
Howard read a bunch of articles that were written about the situation and he said only one guy, Joel Block, got the picture. Block said that the problem was with intimacy. Howard said that's basically right.
Bloated Attorney Dominic Barbara called in and said this whole thing is very surreal and he's very saddened by it. John Popper of Blues Traveler also called in later in the morning and said that he just found out about it and was also saddened by it.
This separation sent shock waves through other relationships on the show. Stuttering John and his wife had an argument over it and Gary had a little run in with his wife after she overheard him talking to Howard on the phone. A lot of articles are saying that this break-up will have a chain reaction causing many relationships to break up. Howard has always bragged about being married to his wife so long and now it's all gone up in smoke. People are speculating that many couples will have second thoughts about their relationships. Many people thought that Howard would never get separated from Alison. Now that the unbreakable force has been broken, others may follow.