Sunshine said he'd been barraged with e-mails from fans.
Arons suggested moms and dads handle it "much like a parent may someday have to explain a divorce" and assure their little girls that Barbie and Ken would always care for each other and be friends.
Cynics called the split a desperate publicity stunt by the couple's company, Mattel Inc., which has seen Barbie's popularity and revenues in the U. drop recently despite her numerous image makeovers and new products.
But Arons brushed aside the implication that Mattel might toss Barbie out on her ear. Barbie was holed up in her Dream House with friends and family, according to Sunshine, who also represents human Hollywood stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Leonardo Di Caprio. A statement the handsome man-doll had prepared was read at the press conference.
"I will confirm that Ken and Barbie are going to go their separate ways." Click here for a video of the couple in happier times.The circumstances surrounding the famous couple's break were hazy, though their spokespeople assured the press they split up on good terms.