Oh, noes! Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard are splitting after two years of marriage, Us Weekly reports. Unlike some other high-profile splits, this has really shaken our perception of romance. I mean, how could the super-cute (I will NOT use the “A” word or the “Q” word today) New Girl star/She & Him singer and the super-sweet Death Cab for Cutie frontman not have little cartoon hearts floating around them and birds singing their love songs at all times?!
“It was mutual and amicable,” a source told the site. “There was no third party involved.”
Was work and touring what drove the wedge between them? Did Ben get annoyed by one too many “adorkable” posters (darn! I was trying not to use that one!)? Was she disappointed that Ben absolutely refused to turn every single HelloGiggles post into a Death Cab concept album? (Wait a second, I might have something there.) Did he see our own Halle Kiefer’s Zombie Deschanel Halloween costume and realize he was missing out on the real beauty? Stay tuned while we investigate.
In the meantime, let’s all go home and watch Dirty Dancing on mute while blasting “I Will Possess Your Heart” over and over in homage to their short love story.
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When Kris Jenner stopped by satellite radio station Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning show today (to promote her book, Kris Jenner … And All Things Kardashian), she did her best to set the record straight about daughter Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries. She used her best soothing, motherly voice, but that didn’t hide the protective mama-bear tone of her words.
“The misconception that’s so annoying in the media and the press is that the wedding was a sham and she did it for the money,” Kris told Sway. “Kim didn’t make any money off of this wedding. She didn’t make 5 cents off of the wedding. She spent millions of dollars of her own money on a wedding.”
Scarlett Johansson seems to be taking the advice we got for celebs from CNET Internet security expert Declan McCullagh, “If you take nude photos of yourself or allow nude photos of yourself to be taken … either you embrace this (like Marilyn Monroe did) — this is part of you, part of your mystique — or you keep them encrypted on a hard drive that you, and not your boyfriend, hold the key to.”
So in her cover story interview for the December issue of Vanity Fair, she saucily declares of the nude pics that leaked in September: “I know my best angles. … They were sent to my husband [Ryan Reynolds]. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not like I was shooting a porno. Although there’s nothing wrong with that either.”
Did anything else happen in the world yesterday? Kim Kardashian’s divorce announcement was pretty much all we could pay attention to, so you’ll have to fill us in on any other news. The gossip hounds were busy gathering rumors why her marriage to Kris Humphries lasted only 72 days. Here’s a roundup of everything we know, or think we know, so far:
» Kim left with Khloe and Lamar Odom for Australia, where the sisters were already scheduled to promote their handbag line. Kim wasn’t wearing a ring.
» Kris doesn’t seem to have been in on Kim’s decision. He was photographed wearing his ring yesterday, and his statement sounds pretty shocked, “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce,” he said in a statement. “I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents.”
» Kim agonized over the decision to file all weekend long, sources told TMZ.
» Kris reportedly hired a Hollywood publicist over the weekend to help work on his branding.
» Kris and Kim had been fighting over his desire to move to Minnesota eventually. A promo for Kourtney and Kim Take New York shows this stinging exchange: “How am I going to have my career and live in Minnesota?” she asks. And he replies, “Baby, by the time you have kids and they’re in school, no one will care about you.”
Looks like Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries is now official. “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage,” Kim said in a statement to E! News. “I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.” Meanwhile, new hubby Kris sounds a lot less thrilled about the announcement, saying in a statement, “I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce … I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.” They still had that new marriage smell, too!
While Kim and Kris might be ready to sign those divorce papers only 72 days after their nuptials, they are nowhere near the first celebrity couple to bail out of their wedded bliss just weeks or months after walking down the aisle. From Mario Lopez to Britney Spears, Liz Taylor to Lisa Marie Presley, let’s look back at our favorite shortest Hollywood marriages:
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Stacey Dash’s divorce is finalized, which means you officially have a 0.0001% chance of her ever going out with you! Hurray, a reason to live another day! The Single Ladies star was granted her divorce this week from estranged actor husband Emmanuel Xuereb, whom she married back in 2007. Seeing as how she filed for divorce way back in 2010 and currently has a restraining order against Xuereb for alleged physical abuse, Dash is probably thrilled to finally be free.
To celebrate the actress making her show’s title a reality, enjoy these Stacey Dash photos, which also serve to celebrate a woman who looks like she was cryogenically frozen at the Clueless wrap party and thawed out just in time to star in a new TV show. Seriously, Stacey looks younger now than we did in middle school.
Sometimes we wonder why celebrities talk about their breakups at all, especially when their exes are, shall we say, often portrayed as America’s spinster aunt? In an interview with Parade magazine about his upcoming movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt talked about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston. “It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t living an interesting life myself,” Pitt reveals. “I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t.” Somewhere Jen is gripping Justin Theroux‘s hand so tight, she is slowly yet sexily cutting off his circulation.
Just in case the comparison between Jen and Angelina Jolie wasn’t explicit enough yet, Pitt has a little gushing to do. “One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom. Oh, man, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m so happy to have her,” Brad explains, before scoffing, “”I mean, how many stories have you read that arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t true, stories about me and Angie being married or fighting or splitting up?” Hmmm, so maybe Brad brought up an actual true story about his failed marriage to Aniston…just to distract us from his current relationship. We see what you did there, Pitt.
You might not remember this, children, but eons before we started scrambling to keep up with the Kardashians, a little show called The Surreal Life brought together two very special reality stars in holy matrimony. Unfortunately, just five years after joining their lives together, and their lives with America’s eyeballs, Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight are getting divorced.
Curry, winner of the first season of America’s Next Top Model, met Brady Bunch star Knight in 2005, while two were housemates on the fourth season of The Surreal Life. From 2005 until 2008, the two starred in My Fair Brady, eventually wedding in 2006. Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight separated at the end of May, saying at the time, “Obvious to both Knight and Curry was that their marriage would require more effort then a garden-variety relationship. They are taking time to see if they want to continue to put in that extraordinary effort. The couple has mutually determined that they are at a place where moving forward will require a step back. They still love one another but need some distance to consider their future.”
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The truth comes out! While In Touch reported news this morning about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s separation, the couple has officially denied the split. “Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact,” the couple said in a joint statement this afternoon. Finally! Waiting 8 hours before Will Smith and Jada Pinkett deny divorce rumors is about…8 hours too long.
Earlier today Smith’s son from his first marriage Trey Smith shot down rumors about his dad and step-mom. “Will and Jada getting a DIVORCE ..NOT TRUE AT ALL !! RETWEET,” Trey tweeted this afternoon. Meanwhile Jada’s rep Karynne Tencer denied rumors that Jada Pinkett and Marc Anthony are dating. We know! The rumors were coming too fast, too furious! “All the rumors regarding Marc Anthony and Jada are false,” she told People this afternoon. “Completely untrue. As for [the reports of a split between] Will and Jada, I’m not commenting on their personal life.” But..but..but you had already started commenting! You could have kept going with it until we know what’s actually going on! Either way, we’re happy to hear these kids are still together…until further notice.
Vanity Fair have got Jennifer Lopez‘s first interview since her split with husband Marc Anthony for their September issue. More importantly, they’ve got her on the cover and inside the magazine looking ridiculously caliente! Of her relationship with Marc she reveals, “I will always respect Marc as a singer and performer. We actually work great together, and he was always very supportive. Together we could make magic — and we did. He will always be in our lives. He will always hold a special place in my heart as the father of my children.”
She doesn’t directly address why exactly they broke up but she does talk about where she’s coming from even after a couple of failed marriages behind her. Jennifer told the magazine, “I’m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love. It’s not that I didn’t love myself before. Sometimes we don’t realize that we are compromising ourselves. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself—if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now.” It’s good to hear her speaking out finally but we’re not going to lie to you, we want the deets. We’re still wondering what went wrong!
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