The former flight attendant wrote about their separation in her book, It’s All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life, in 2007. In the autobiography, Denise wrote about a brief affair Alan had as well as how the couple bounced back.
“At first he was a little nervous [about the book],” Denise told Newsweek. “It’s not enjoyable to talk about your mistakes and regrets. On the other hand, he knew why I wanted to write the book and that it was important for me to admit that he had been unfaithful because one of the main messages of the book is about forgiveness and how healing can come when we work through problems and infidelities. Probably half the marriages out there experience what we do, but there’s only a very, very small percentage that really survives.”
As for Alan, he remains committed to making sure their marriage is in a good and healthy place.
“I don’t care if it’s somebody that seems compatible or your soul mate,” Jackson tells The Boot. “You have to work at it all the time. I always find that most times you treat strangers nicer than you do somebody that’s close to you, and if you learn to do that, that makes a big difference.”