Read more ›. John Bryson—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide... That experience helped pave the way for the creation of her Hammered Heart Foundation, which works to help women and children who have experienced troubles through divorce and abuse. Hammer, Chambers, and their two children quarantined in the Cayman Islands during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Dec 13, 2019 - Michael Armand Hammer is an American businessman and real estate developer. His paternal grandmother, Russian-born actress Olga Von Root, was the daughter of a czarist general. The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in May 2020, with Chambers sharing a photo from their wedding day. The beautiful thing is, from my divorce, God has turned lemons into lemonade.". Or we could just do it now and enjoy the ride.'". "So we're flying to Chicago for 12 hours just to all be together.". Michael Armand Hammer was born on September 8, 1955, in Los Angeles, California. Hammer is the founder of Grace Christian Academy in the Cayman Islands and Christian Communications Association, a Christian radio station also in the Cayman Islands. Armand Hammer with wife Frances in Red Square. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide... Heart to help: Through foundation, woman uses her story of divorce to give hope to others, 2020 Latest: Arizona Dems want to join lawsuit over Sharpie. 5,491 Followers, 111 Following, 189 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Dru Hammer (@druhammer) "Thirteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents," Hammer and Chambers shared on their Instagram accounts. They lived in Los Angeles and raised two sons, the actor-director Armie Hammer and businessman Viktor Hammer. He founded Grace Christian Academy and the now defunct Christian Communications Association, in the Cayman Islands. The program focuses on helping participants with the basic building blocks of literacy and self-confidence, while offering supportive relationships and a nurturing environment. So what really led to Hammer and Chambers' separation? Commenting on NewsOK requires a NewsOK Pro or Oklahoman subscription. As of the late 2000s, Hammer is chairman and CEO of the Armand Hammer Foundation, as well as president and CEO of the Hammer International Foundation. ... Armand was the son of Julius Hammer and Rose Lipshitz, Jewish immigrants from Odessa, in the Russian Empire. All of a sudden, I felt this warmth go over me and I picked the stone up, and as "I was holding it in my hand, the Lord spoke to me and He said 'I will take your heart of stone and I will turn it to flesh and I will heal your heart,' " Hammer said in a telephone interview. Michael Armand Hammer was born on September 8, 1955, in Los Angeles, California. "I always laugh and say I'm not smart enough to come up with this on my own," she said. In recent months, the family had been outside the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, and while in quarantine, Hammer shared some odd Instagram posts that had some of his fans worried about him. Hammer attended university at the University of San Diego, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1978. We could just go our own ways, and then one day you'll be 40 and divorced and we'll run into each other, and we'll laugh and go out to dinner and have this same connection, and we'll wonder why we wasted all of that time. [2] He is also the Chairman Emeritus of The Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles, and is on the Board of Trustees of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Project Transformation is an eight-week summer program for about 450 children. [4] His paternal grandfather's parents were Ukrainian-Jewish immigrants. She met her former husband, Michael Hammer, after graduating from Oklahoma State University. Hammer said she also set up Hammered Heart ministries in Christian churches and organizations to help women in difficult situations when they need things like new tires or groceries. Just as coronavirus-related shutdowns affected the country in March 2020, Hammer was spotted reciting the poem "Valentine" by Wendy Cope in New York City's Central Park, according to Page Six. They lived in Los Angeles and raised two sons, the actor-director Armie Hammer and businessman Viktor Hammer. [10] Dru graduated from Oklahoma State University and served on many boards, including the Los Angeles Dream Center where she teaches Bible Study and is involved with programs geared toward discipleship. "I'm beyond grateful for you, this decade, our family and the dreamiest Friday night anniversary sunset," she posted. "Due to travel restrictions, school closures and the fact that we were planning to be here with our extended family two weeks later for spring break, we made this decision for the health and safety of our family," Chambers posted on Instagram in April. He was born on 8 th September, 1995 in Los Angeles. As the couple embarks on their separation, they're focusing on their two children, Harper and Ford, according to People. Dru Hammer said when she returned from her life-changing trip to Israel, she had a flat tire in Los Angeles and the Lord again spoke to her to say that such routine car repair would be catastrophic for some women. He joined Occidental Petroleum in 1982 and served in various capacities in the company's facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, London, and Oman. Armand Douglas Hammer was born to Michael Armand Hammer and his wife, Dru Ann Mobley, on August 28, 1986, in Los Angeles. Fans were worried about Hammer at the time, and the news of his and Chambers' separation certainly came out of left field. You've got to break up with your boyfriend, and we've got to start dating,'" Hammer told Vulture. Armand’s family had emigrated to New York from Russia, and he grew up in a leftist household. Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. In February 2020, Elizabeth Chambers shared with Us Weekly how she and Hammer maintained their marriage, even when they were separated by distance. Meanwhile, leaders with the alumnae club said proceeds from Wednesday's luncheon, a gift basket and silent auction, will help the Freedom School summer program for about 90 children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Since leaving Occidental, Hammer has worked with several companies, including OnVANTAGE, Inc. in 2000,[9] which was later acquired by the company StarCite, Inc., and Avenue Entertainment Group as a member of the Board following an investment in the company by Hammer International in 1999.[8].