Since it’s already the season of celebrities popping out babies, we probably shouldn’t be too surprised that it’s also the season of celebrity baby drama. According to TMZ, apparently Halle Berry‘s ex Gabriel Aubry filed a paternity petition on December 30 of last year for joint physical and legal custody and support. The petition will allow a judge to officially name Aubry as Nahla’s father, a step that could potentially suggest a custody battle is in his future. We hope it doesn’t come to that, though we completely understand wanting to be with a kid that cute 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
While rumors of Aubry and Berry’s custody troubles reared their ugly heads last May, according to TMZ’s source the couple have so far managed to work out their differences. That original dispute allegedly stemmed from both parents’ chaotic schedules, something that isn’t likely to calm down if Berry is cast as Aretha Franklin, a possibility which has Halle saying, “I would absolutely entertain the idea, it would be an honor for anyone to play her.” Another source claims that currently Halle and Gabriel are a “2″ out of 10, 10 being Mel Gibson vs. Oksana Grigorieva (or so we assume). Here’s hoping they never get above a 3 over that adorable little peanut.
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We still cannot wrap our minds around Scarlett Johannson as the jealous ex, no matter how much we think about it. Which is all the time. New rumors claim Scarlett is hurting over Ryan Reynold and Sandra Bullock’s public friendship, given what a private couple she and Reynolds were during their relationship. “Scarlett is a deeply private person, who during her entire marriage was only ever seen and photographed with her husband a handful of times. Now, less than a month after they split that fool has gone and got himself photographed with [Bullock] on New Year’s Eve of all days. Of course she is devastated,” a friend of Johannson told PopEater. Well, one photo of Ryan and Scarlett doesn’t not a secret romance make. Or at least if we were Scarlett’s friends, that’s what we’d be telling her as she downed appletinis and sobbed on our shoulder.
Unfortunately if Scar is peeved at how Ryan rang in the new year, she’s going to be even more irate when she finds out Reynolds has been visiting Bullock’s home in Wyoming. “Ryan has made at least two trips to Jackson Hole during the holidays, and her friends expect more to come,” a source claimed to RadarOnline. “Sandy and Ryan are just enjoying spending time together. They have known each other for years and they have a built-in familiarity.” Who knows if that familiarity has already blossomed into a smooch-fest? Either way we hope Scarlett can heal and move on…to the 3 billion other men who would gladly take her out.
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It’s pretty sad that the only thing keeping us from completely hating The-Dream is his upcoming single for Kim Kardashian, especially because you know that song going to be a volcanically hot mess. However, now that Christina Milian is opening up about her divorce from The-Dream, we don’t see what other choice we have. “IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been to hell and back, but I survived,” Milian reveals. The singer opened up about how The-Dream filed for divorce in February 2010, only a few months after the couple’s wedding and right before a pregnant Milian gave birth to their daughter Violet. “I tried to be someone I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t because I wanted my marriage to work. But ultimately, if itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not working, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not working,” Christina admits. Anyone who would leave a woman capable of birthing such a perfect little peanut of a kid clearly does not have his priorities straight anyway.
The couple only went public with their divorce months later when photos of The-Dream canoodling with his personal assistant Melissa Santiago appeared this past July. Did Christina know at the time that The-Dream’s employee was doing more than taking dictation, ifyouknowwhatwe’resaying? “I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know anything. But looking back, my gut was telling me something was off. But I thought I could fix it,” Milian says. What a creep! Now we’re going to have to stare at that picture of Kim K. with cornrows just so we don’t fly into an unholy rage and embarrass ourselves.
John Mellencamp isn’t the only rocker getting divorced in the new year. Skid Row‘s Sebastian Bach, Celebrity Fit Club contestant and star of I Married Sebastian Bach, has announced he’s splitting from Maria Bierk, his wife of over 18 years. “We have tried to work things out for the sake of our family but it has become apparent that our differences at this point are irreconcilable. In 2011 we go our separate ways.” TMZ says the pair have been separated since April, which is ironic considering the photo above was taken in September. The pair have three children, the latest born in 2007.
The news caps what’s already been a rough winter for Sebastian Bach, who was arrested for biting a bar employee in Canada last month. Though one of our 15 Biggest Reality Whores before joining Fit Club, Bach recently said he’ll never do Celebrity Rehab (“They ask me every season. I’m not interested in making bad art”). Hair-metalheads should keep their fingers crossed the single life doesn’t force Bach to change his mind. See photos of Bach and Bierk in the gallery below.
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Remember Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson‘s divorce statement? “After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage. We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it.” Pretty classy, right? Joe Francis must have thought so, as the god of Girls Gone Wild swiped it wholesale to confirm the end of his 7-week-old marriage to Christina McLarty. “After careful and thoughtful consideration on both our parts, Christina and I have mutually decided to end our relationship,” he said to Us Magazine. “We entered into our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness that we leave it.” Way to make Ryan and ScarJo’s two-year marriage look like a lifetime, dude.
Joe didn’t say why the couple were so quick to leave their marriage with love and kindness, but if People‘s Sexiest Man Alive can get dumped, surely the same fate can befall Earth’s Sexist-est Man Alive in a fraction of the time. Maybe like Ryan, Joe was too focused on his work to give his wife the attention she wanted. Only this time “work” means “drunk 19-year-olds.”
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When rocker John Mellencamp married model Elaine Irwin in 1992 after meeting on a video shoot, few would have guessed they’d be a couple for long. Eighteen years, two children, ten albums, one heart attack and countless cigarette packs later, we can’t believe they’re breaking up. Said their rep in a statement, “John and Elaine Mellencamp are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family. They will continue to raise their two children in Indiana but have decided to call it a day as a couple.” Looks like Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova have won the ugly rocker/hot model marriage marathon.
Though there’s no word on what caused John and Elaine’s split or whether divorce papers have been filed, this separation announcement is surprising enough. Staying professionally and politically active while maintaining their Hoosier home, their marriage lasted nearly as long as John’s two previous marriages combined. The pair have two teenage boys, Hud and Speck (who started a Facebook group in 2009 to get his dad to quit smoking), and John has three grown daughters from his earlier unions. See photos of the couple in the gallery below.
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In news that should surprise absolutely nobody, reportedly Joe Francis’s wife Christina McLarty has moved out of the home she shares with the Girls Gone Wild mogul, ostensibly after she rolled over one day and realized that she was married to Joe Francis. Though Francis’s rep denied earlier this week that the couple had split, sources reported to RadarOnline that McLarty is now living with her mother. Wow, we do not envy Christina the gauntlet of relatives, friends and random strangers lining up to tell her “I told you so.” We mean, they undoubtedly told her so. But still.
Though there hasn’t been any official statement about the break-up, Francis reportedly opened up about the couple’s problems over Christmas. “He was talking about the details of the separation openly while at the Kardashian holiday party. Christina moved out a bit after Thanksgiving,” a source claimed. The couple wed the first week of November after dating for four years, which makes their marriage approximately one month longer than we would have possibly imagined. If we had to guess, we’d assume Francis is currently drowning his sorrows in the wet t-shirts of America’s youth. Sometimes you have to bury yourself in work to get through this kind of terrible news.Ã‚Â
Looks like someone wanted to give himself the gift of a single New Year’s Eve this year. Despite their recent lunch meeting and seeming amicability, Ryan Reynolds filed for divorce from Scarlett Johansson on Thursday in Los Angeles. The filing comes less than two weeks after the pair officially announced their separation, following rumors of jealousy and constant bickering. Yeah, if someone rushes to file for divorce the week before Christmas, you have to assume he or she or both of them want out of that marriage stat.
According to the filing, neither party is asking for spousal support. With Reynolds starring in the new Green Lantern and Scarlett tapped to play Black Widow in The Avengers, the last thing either of them is likely to miss is the other’s millions. Hopefully they can be civil enough to at least stuff each other’s stockings with a framed photo of themselves. Who wouldn’t want the gift of physical perfection for the holidays? [Photo: Getty Images]
If Ryan Reynolds & Scarlett Johansson were cheating on each other, we’re guessing the tabs would have found proof by now. But as much as they can wink about Ryan and Sandra Bullock making The Proposal, Ryan and Blake Lively making Green Lantern or Scarlett and Liev Schrieber acting in Broadway’s A View From The Bridge, not even anonymous sources are willing to suggest anything juicy. Instead it’s just more ancedotes about the pair yelling at each other…when they were even talking at all.
According to InTouch Weekly insiders—which could just mean people who don’t leave the house—the pair were “torn apart by jealousy.” Along with Ryan’s absence from Scarlett’s SNL appearance, the actress was pissed he wouldn’t go to her Avengers promotion at Comic-Con (girl, he’s a DC man! Green Lantern!). “[Ryan] said it sounded like she was yelling every time she spoke to him,” says the source, with US Weekly adding Ryan’s tendency to visit Vegas with Kevin Connolly without telling her didn’t help either. With both sides complaining that the other didn’t make them a priority, you have to wonder why these two got married in the first place.
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The divorce of Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson may be impressively private and drama-free, but come on: it’s still a divorce. Us Magazine reports that Ryan was less than quiet about his troubles on the set of Green Lantern (though judging from the goofy trailer, everyone probably had bigger things to worry about). “[He was] open on set that he and Scarlett [Johansson] were having problems,” says a source. “[He’d say that she treated him badly. It never seemed like she made him a priority.” Hey, he’s the one that didn’t show up at Scarlett’s Saturday Night Live gig!
According to another source, Ryan is “beyond sad and depressed” following their public break-up. Funny, most men would love to be unattached after being crowned People‘s Sexiest Man Alive, but then again, most men aren’t already married to one of the sexiest women. “[Scarlett] was disconnected and disaffected about the split,” says the insider. “It was harsh.” See, now if he’d seen her Saturday Night Live performance, he’d have realized how emotionally distant she can be. Dude sounds so glum we almost want to see Green Lantern out of sympathy. Almost.
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