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.
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.
January 22, 2014 |
Children of the kitschy '70s, we're all latchkey kids now: The Captain & Tennille are getting divorced. Toni Tennille, 73, real name Cathryn Antoinette Tennille, filed for divorce from the "Captain," Daryl Dragon, 71, in an Arizona courthouse Thursday, according to RumorFix . People later confirmed the news, as did TMZ , which talked to Dragon. The keyboard player said he didn't know why she'd filed, adding, "I gotta figure...
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 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.)
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.
January 15, 2013 |
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, Paul Hospenthal. Patrick filed for divorce on Jan. 3 in the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. She listed an "irretrievably broken" marriage as the cause for her filing. "My marriage is irretrievably broken and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation," she said in the filing. According to court documents, Patrick and Hospenthal had a prenuptial agreement and there will be no alimony paid.
December 18, 2012 |
Zooey Deschanel's divorce is final: She and Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard got the official finito from a judge on Wednesday. The couple, who separated on Halloween 2011 and filed for divorce Dec. 27 of last year, got married in September 2009. The separation was "mutual and amicable," it was reported at the time. Both parties waived their rights to spousal support, according to TMZ , which first reported the news. There are no kids from the marriage. Now, how long until the "New Girl" finds a new guy?