November 17, 2002 |
PEOPLE sometimes take trips for deep reasons. They're turning 50 and feel compelled to see Florence; they've just recovered from an illness and want to trek in the Himalayas; they're divorcing and need to escape the anguish. Psychologically motivated trips like these are, in a sense, gambles with life. The transition or crisis makes people more willing to free themselves from routine, feel in a heightened way or make life changes based on events on the road. They are my favorite kinds of trips.
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February 6, 1996 |
After Elizabeth Taylor and Welsh actor Richard Burton divorced in 1973, she offered a lofty explanation for the breakup: "We have loved each other too much." After she filed for divorce Monday from her seventh husband, construction worker Larry Fortensky, her explanation was prosaic: "irreconcilable differences." "The whole thing will be worked out amicably between Elizabeth and Larry," said Taylor's attorney, Neil Papiano.
April 4, 2013 |
Lena Headey, who plays the scheming Queen Regent Cersei Lannister on HBO's "Game of Thrones," is reportedly claiming she is broke, with "less than $5" in her bank account. Headey's financial situation came to light as a result of husband Peter Loughran's making an emergency court filing in their divorce proceedings, according to TMZ. In July 2012, Headey, 39, filed for divorce from Loughran, an Irish musician, after five years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences.
November 16, 2012 |
"The Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan is usually focused on rehabbing canines -- but he's now revealing some work he had to do on himself following a suicide attempt in 2010. In February of that year, he lost his top dog, Daddy, to cancer after 16 years as a team. A month later, Millan's wife told him she wanted a divorce after 16 years of marriage. The combined blow knocked him for a loop, he shares in "Cesar Millan: The Real Story," a documentary on Nat Geo Wild. In May 2010, he attempted suicide via drug overdose, winding up unconscious and hospitalized, he said.
September 24, 2013 |
Jada Pinkett Smith is getting philosophical with age and revealing that she previously struggled with addiction. The actress and wife of megastar Will Smith turned 42 on Sept. 18, prompting her to reflect on where she's been and where she is now. "What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life," she wrote on her Facebook page. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life's inevitable obstacles.
October 4, 2013 |
For Brooke Shields, ex-husband Andre Agassi is gone but not quite forgotten: She got a zinger in against him this week while co-hosting a "Today" show segment about divorce. Shields and Willie Geist were talking to Laura Wasser -- divorce attorney to stars including Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, Ashton Kutcher and Kim Kardashian -- about her new book. While discussing how to divorce without destroying or bankrupting a family, Shields was reminded of an anecdote from her own 1999 split from the tennis pro. (The two were married less than two years.)
August 3, 2012 |
Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce from Kai Miller Morris, his wife of 11 years and mother of two of his children. The couple, who married in September 2001, have been separated since October 2009, according to documents obtained by TMZ . The 63-year-old singer - legal name Stevland Morris, a.k.a. child prodigy "Little Stevie Wonder" - has requested joint custody of his two young boys with Kai, 10-year-old Kailand and 7-year-old Mandla. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2012 Stevie and Kai, who ran the now-defunct fashion label Kai Milla Designs, met in 1999 at club Nell's in Lower Manhattan and got engaged six months later, according to Harper's Bazaar . She started up her label several years later.
October 17, 2013 |
Timbaland and his wife are reportedly heading toward divorce, and his wife is asking him to pay child support for both her children, one of whom the producer didn't father. Monique Mosley, who has been married to the Grammy-winning music producer for five years, is asking for quite a bit of cash too, TMZ and E! News report. In the documents filed by Timbaland's soon-to-be-ex-wife, she indicates that the couple have been together for 10 years. They have a 5-year-old daughter together, Reign, and Mosley has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship.
October 23, 2013 |
This time it's really happening: Dina Eastwood has filed for divorce from husband Clint Eastwood - that after previously withdrawing papers she'd filed in September requesting a legal separation. In the papers, filed Tuesday in Monterey County Superior Court, Dina is requesting physical custody of their only child together, 16-year-old daughter Morgan, according to People . She's also asking for him to pay alimony and her attorney fees. "They were a great couple," a source close to the family told the mag in September.
July 24, 2013 |
Toni Braxton has officially ended her 12-year marriage. The Grammy-winning singer's divorce from Keri Lewis is final, her rep said in a statement Wednesday. "The couple has had an amicable split and will still both be actively involved in raising their two sons," the statement said. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013 Braxton, 45, and Lewis married in 1998 and separated in 2009. The couple share two sons: 11-year-old Denim and 10-year-old Diezel, who is autistic.