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ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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?
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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.
SPORTS
January 15, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
OPINION
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.
NEWS
November 17, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
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.
SPORTS
November 20, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
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.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Linda Kozlowski Hogan, who starred with Paul Hogan in the 1986 hit "Crocodile Dundee" and its 1988 sequel before marrying her leading man in 1990, has reportedly filed for divorce. The 55-year-old actress, who is asking for her maiden name to be restored, filed papers citing irreconcilable differences and asking for spousal support and joint custody of their 15-year-old son, Chance, TMZ reported Thursday.  Seems 74-year-old Paul Hogan isn't in the mood for a second ugly divorce after his 1986 split from first wife Noelene Edwards, the mother of five of his six children, whom he left for costar Kozlowski.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
So much for "Forever in Love," Kenny G. Twenty years after that tune came out - and also 20 years after Kenneth Bruce Gorelick and Balynda Benson-Gorelick said "I do" - the smooth-jazz man has filed for divorce. The papers, filed Thursday and obtained by TMZ, cite irreconcilable differences and indicate he's seeking joint custody of their 14-year-old son, Noah. Kenny didn't exactly strike first. Balynda filed for legal separation back in January, according to E! News, a move that's reflected in the paperwork.
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