April 4, 2013
Re "A 'gray divorce' boom," Opinion, March 31 Susan L. Brown picks up on the current spate of columns about the meaning of marriage in our Western societies. She writes, "Men and women who are 65 can expect to live 20 more years, a long time to spend with someone you may not like so much anymore. " It strikes me as most symptomatic of the brainless, emotionless, semi-stuporous society of babes bred in bottles in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World. " To those of this temperament, baby boomer marriages are lived through with someone you like or once liked, but "not so much anymore," as though we choose to "like" or "not like" our mates by pressing a link on a computer screen.
November 17, 2011 |
It's officially over. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are splitsville. Moore, 49, and Kutcher, 33, had been married six years. Moore released a statement in which she said , "As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life. " Divorce is a heavy subject to contemplate, and it comes with health consequences as well. According to a 2006 study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, middle-aged women who are divorced are 60% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than their married counterparts.
November 20, 2012 |
Danica Patrick is divorcing her husband of seven years, the NASCAR driver announced Tuesday morning on Facebook. Patrick, 30, met physical therapist Paul Hospenthal, 47, while he was treating her for a nonracing injury. They have been married since 2005. "I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage," she wrote. "This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that's how we will remain moving forward.
March 28, 2013 |
Divorce can hurt the pocketbook in ways that some people don't expect. Lost income, child support, spousal support all hurt. But there are other ways that divorce affects finances, said Samantha Fraelich, vice president of Bernard R. Wolfe & Associates, a Chevy Chase, Md., wealth management firm. Here are five of them: Legal expenses: Be prepared to spend thousands of dollars on legal expenses, even if the divorce is amicable. If it's contested, expect to spend much more.
January 24, 2013 |
Looks as if Bethenny Frankel's estranged husband, Jason Hoppy, is one big copycat - at least when it comes to filing for divorce. Hoppy's list of demands looks suspiciously like Frankel's, according to TMZ . He reportedly wants primary custody of their 2-year-old daughter Bryn, plus child support, as well as primary custody of their marital house. That's the same house the reality TV star said she wanted when she filed for divorce a few weeks back. Same daughter too. Beyond that, he's reportedly looking for the same benefits-style package she styled for herself: medical and dental for himself and the kid, with a life insurance policy on his ex-to-be that would benefit him and Bryn.
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.
March 7, 2010
Dear Amy: My sister "Carol" was married for about 10 years to "Steve." About three years ago, he started cheating on Carol and eventually left her. She was devastated. He recently married the woman and they have a baby. My sister "Sarah" and her husband have maintained a close relationship with Steve and his new family. Do you feel this relationship they maintain with Steve is appropriate? Christine Dear Christine: A sensitive family member will realize that during a difficult divorce, attention and concern should be lavished onto the aggrieved family member.
November 29, 2012 |
Call it "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Testimony. " The Kafka-esque PR psychodrama that is the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries divorce, which came in 2011 after a mere 72 days of matrimony, has now roped in Kim's current beau, the rapper/producer Kanye West. West reportedly was forced into a deposition hearing by Humpries' lawyer as they try to untangle the bizarre love triangle, which involves a complex pre-nup between Kardashian and Humpries. It's the latest kink in this strange tale, which most recently got meta when Kanye rhymed about Kim's famous sex tape (with her former lover, the singer Ray J)
March 15, 2013 |
Jillian Barberie Reynolds and her husband, Grant Reynolds, are splitting up. "It is with great regret that my marriage to Grant is ending after more than six years," she told the Ministry in a statement Friday. "He is a special man and we have two amazing children together, Ruby, 5, and son Rocco, 3. "This was a mutual decision that was not taken lightly and we are committed to our children and will work together to ensure their happy and healthy upbringing. " The former "Good Day L.A. " co-host and her actor beau got married in her backyard in July 2006.
June 29, 2012 |
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce. After nearly six years of marriage, a lawyer for Holmes said Friday that the pair are calling it quits. "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," attorney Jonathan Wolfe said in a statement to People, which broke the story. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest. " PHOTOS: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes through the years The couple had not yet filed papers with the L.A. Superior Court, officials told L.A. Now on Friday.