In a statement written to the New York Times, Andy said that his wife was the "most beautiful" and the "kindest" person he has ever known. "Bea is his only concern and number one priority at this point", the insider said.
The despondent 55-year-old fashion designer did not want her 24-year marriage to Andrew to end, TMZ reported, citing law enforcement sources.
"We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how", he insisted.
Coach, now known as Tapestry, bought the Kate Spade brand a year ago for $2.4 billion.
The fashion designer had spoken "excitedly" of an upcoming trip to the US West Coast with her daughter to look at colleges.
In statements to several outlets later that day, Spade's sister Reta Saffo said that her suicide was "was not unexpected by me" after years of depression.
"For people who think they know, you'll never know", she said through tears. Sometimes the subject came up in the context of news of a celebrity suicide and, Arons said, "she'd say to me: 'I would never do that". We loved creating our businesses together.
Andy Spade said that the couple had been living apart but in the same neighborhood, caring for their 13-year-old daughter Bea.
The fashion designer was found dead at age 55 in a bedroom of her NYC apartment on Tuesday, June 5. "We loved each other very much and simply needed a break", Andy Spade added. In late 2016, Spade and her husband launched another shoe-and-handbag company called Frances Valentine.
An unnamed source told Page Six that Kate had been a "major alcoholic", while additional anonymous sources also claimed that Kate appeared to have a drinking problem. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.