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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.
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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?
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.
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
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012 | By August Brown
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)
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