Slash's former wife of 17 years, Perla Hudson, has opened up in a new interview about her relationship with the legendary Guns N' Roses guitarist and their protracted divorce. Speaking on the "Left Unsupervised" podcast, Hudson said, "People have asked me what do I miss the most being married to Slash. I miss my best friend. We were more friends probably than anything, to tell you the truth."

She added, "So I miss that, and it's just a shame that the reason why we can't have that isn't because of him -- well, at the end of the day, it is because of him. It is because he lost that respect and loyalty factor. But it's also all the other people in his head that they're all . . . Everybody's benefiting from this, and other people's insecurities is what's keeping us apart."

Last month, Slash and Perla reached a divorce settlement entitling her to $6.6 million as well as $100,000 per month in spousal support and $39,000 per month in child support. Perla said that the divorce proceedings became "nasty and political" due to "other people and influences." She added without naming names, "Other people's interests are benefiting from our sadness and our children's sadness and the destruction of our family . . . I see it -- he sadly doesn't."

Perla also praised her ex-husband's talent while pointing out that he hasn't always been there for his children in the way that they have expected him to be. She explained, "He is hands down the world's best motherf**king guitar player of all times . . . (but) you can't be great at all these other things. And that's more or less what I've been telling my children -- it's the same thing. They're, like, 'Why isn't our dad there more? Why isn't dad like so-and-so's dad?', and what have you. And the truth is that's not who he is -- he's never gonna be that."

Slash has been on the road recently with his solo band, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, in support of their new album, Living The Dream, The ongoing "Not In This Lifetime" reunion tour with Guns N' Roses will continue next month with European shows.