Celebrity Divorces

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Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony Announce Plans To Divorce

After seven years of decent music and excellent hair, we are sad to hear news of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s divorce. “We have decided to end our marriage,” the couple told People in a joint statement this evening. “This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved, and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”

After marrying Marc Anthony in 2004, J.Lo gave birth to the couple’s two children, twin toddlers Max and Emme, in 2008. Awwww, now we feel bad about referring to Marc as Skeletor all these years. Well, not really. A man with that much cheekbone just cannot wear so many white suits.

by (@hallekiefer)

Daniel Baldwin Files For Divorce After Violent Altercation

Not everyone can live the charmed, cigar-scented, cashmere-draped existence assume Alec Baldwin leads. Sadly, this includes pretty much all of his immediate family members. TMZ reports that brother Daniel Baldwin’s divorce from wife Joanne comes after a violent outburst Sunday evening. Joanne reportedly threatened Baldwin with a knife while “high intoxicated” in the past, and that night struck him several times in a “violent rage.” Come on, people. What every happened to the Baldwins’ just leaving horrible voicemail rants on their loved one’s phones?  Let’s have a little class.

TMZ alleges that Baldwin wrote down the events of that evening, including specifics from the altercation such as “She screams over money and proceeds to wake both children up by screaming and throwing objects around the house.” Daniel currently has temporary custody of the couple’s two children, as well as a restraining order against his spouse. “Due to recent events in our home and for the safety of my children and myself, I have made this decision.” Baldwin said in a statement. “I have had my share of problems with drugs and alcohol many years ago and know first hand how difficult a position she is in.” Let’s hope his brothers can offer some consolation in Daniel’s time of need. Not Billy though. Never Billy.

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Olivia Wilde Credits Her Divorce With Her Fine Acting Skills

In case you had thought it was drama school or improv classes or total commitment to a role, it instead turns out that Olivia Wilde’s divorce is the impetus behind her fine acting. “It makes you a more empathetic person, and I think it’s made me a better actress. Weakness is something we don’t like to admit we have,” The Change-Up actress tells Marie Claire. “We hold it against people, until we experience it, and then we feel more compassion for it. David Shore, who created House, said, ‘You should get divorced every year; your acting’s never been better!’” Sort of a shame she didn’t get divorced before Tron: Legacy came out then, right? Oh, we Tron: Went There.

While ending things with husband Tao Ruspoli this past spring might have turned Wilde into an Oscar contender (in the Best Actress In A Body-Switching Comedy category), she claims it didn’t do wonders for her dating ability. “I’m trying to be adult, entering the shark pool of dating, but I’m hopeless at it,” Olivia explains. “I think of myself as being very cool and independent and not jealous, but I like clarity.” Hmmm, seeing as how the last two men Wilde has been connected with are Justin Timberlake and Bradley Cooper, we think she’s just being humble. Makes this divorce thing seem pretty tempting. Now we only need to get married, have it fall apart, then start reaping the rewards!

by (@hallekiefer)

Jack White And Karen Elson Throw Themselves A Divorce Party

Can anyone get us into Jack White and Karen Elson divorce party? Oh wait, the invitation says “no plus ones or dead beats.” Since we’re both, looks like we’ll have to find out about the party like everyone else in America: from the personal invitation leaked to the press, which reads: “In honor of that time shared, we are throwing a divorce party. An evening together in Nashville to re-affirm our friendship and celebrate the past and future with close friends and family.” We’d like to think this could happen with more couples, but the only “throwing” most people associate with their divorce is someone “throwing” their entire DVD collection out of the window into the snow.

Said the former White Stripes singer and his soon-to-be ex-wife in their official statement, “We remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee. We feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow.” So it looks like it’s onto the next step in any failed relationship: forming a wildly successful two-person alt-rock phenomenon!

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Ryan Reynolds Isn’t Over Pain Of Divorce, Doesn’t Plan To Marry Again

Ugh, there’s nothing sadder than when an attractive famous person is experiencing romantic anguish. Come sit down on this bear skin rug next to this bucket of Cristal and tell TheFABlife all about it. According to the Green Lantern star’s interview with Details, Ryan Reynold’s divorce from Scarlett Johansson in December 2010 still weighs heavy on his mind. “Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain. But you come out of it. I’m not out of it yet. At all,” he says, his World’s Most Handsome Face no doubt grimacing, saying about their split, “I wasn’t angry. I absolutely predicted every beat of it … There was a time, though, when looking at the Internet was a miracle cure for feeling good about myself.” We’re glad we could help! Now let’s give each other back rubs and talk about how underrated Van Wilder is.

Despite ex Scarlett Johansson dating Sean Penn, Reynolds has not interest in rushing into his next engagement (until he meets the right blog, we imagine) “I have not interest in dating right now. It just seems so kind of alien to me at this point,” Ryan admits. “I don’t think I want to get married again,” Ryan explained. Well, don’t worry. We don’t need a commitment right away. A promise ring, maybe, but that’s it.

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Tony Danza Files For Divorce, Shows Marriage Who’s The Boss

Today came the news that Angela Bower has been waiting 26 years to hear. Yes, we mean the character Angela, not actress Judith Light who portrayed her. She’s got her own thing going on. Unfortunately, the question of who is truly the boss may never be answered, now that Tony Danza is getting divorce. We blame Mona for this. We don’t know how and we don’t know why, but we’re sure she’s behind this. She always is.

According to TMZ, Danza cited “irreconcilable differences” in the filing; the couple separated in 2006 after twenty years of marriage, despite having two daughters Katherine and Emily. So…moving in with an attractive single mother with a couple of kids and a horny mom seems like a logical next step, right? Maybe not so much logical as “inevitable.” Certainly makes more sense then having Danza teach kids in a reality show with that name. We mean…

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Pete Wentz To Fight Ashlee Simpson For Custody Of Baby Bronx?

TMZ got their hands on Pete Wentz’s response ot Ashlee Simpson’s divorce petition, and it looks like their “irreconcilable differences” extend to the details of the split. Here are a few of their legal disagreements.

  • Ashlee wants spousal support, Pete would rather not give it (hey, her albums sold about as well as Fall Out Boy’s—and their royalties go four ways!).
  • Ashlee wants Pete to pay her legal fees, he’d rather not.
  • While willing to split legal custody of 2-year-old Bronx Mowgli, Ashlee wants primary physical custody. Pete wants to split that as well.

The pair also have yet to decide what they’re doing with the assets acquired during their brief marriage, but obviously the matter of Bronx—and future income—will be the bigger hurdle. Check out the gallery below to see photos of Pete taking Bronx out in LA yesterday.

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Pete Wentz Removes Wedding Ring, Friends Say He Couldn’t “Trust” Ashlee

Looks like Pete Wentz has stopped crying over his divorce with Ashlee Simpson. The former Fall Out Boy bassist is in Tokyo for an MTV Australia event, and he didn’t bring along the wedding ring he was still wearing less than two weeks ago. Pete and Ashlee may have gotten a meal over Valentine’s, but the evidence certainly suggests the pair haven’t decided to give the marriage another try.

Things could also be getting ugly. Us Magazine has a story from anonymous pals of Pete accusing Ashlee of partying with skateboarders in Cali at night while he was out on the road with his new band The Black Cards. “He would constantly check in on Ashlee, and he’d have his friends call the house and her cell to make sure she said she was where she said she was going to be,” says their source. “He felt like he couldn’t trust her.” With Team Ashlee already blaming the split on Pete’s “erratic behavior,” it sounds like there still might be some issues to work out before the two—or at least their “friends”—can move on for good.

[Photos: Getty Images]

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Ashlee Simpson, Pete Wentz And Little Bronx Reunite Over Valentine’s Day Lunch

Divorcing couples meeting up for a meal seems to be a trend now. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker did it, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds did it, and now freshly split couple Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz just met up for a Valentines day lunch.  And they brought their little son Bronx Mowgli with them. Someone pass the tissue!

The two seemed camera-shy while entering the Beverley Hills Hotel, both dressed casually but with “I’m a celebrity” sunglasses on. Wonder if this part of Pete’s apparent plan to save the marriage. Or maybe they were discussing Bronx’s custody. Either way, it’s pretty darn sad that they met up on V-Day, and aren’t together anymore.

[Photo: Getty Images]


by (@missmuttoo)

Pete Wentz’s Friends Refute “Erratic” Behavior In Ashlee’s Divorce Claim

We were all pretty shocked when we heard about Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson‘s divorce yesterday. In our heads all they were a perfectly matched, quirky, eyelinered couple with their little son Bronx Mowgli completing the unit. So when Ashlee decided to bail claiming that Pete’s “erratic behavior” was somewhat to blame (“irreconcilable differences” has been checked as the official reason), we were a bit flummoxed.

Ashlee’s asking for primary physical custody (but joint legal custody) of little Bronx. That’s where we smell trouble, because sources reveal that Pete wants both joint legal and physical custody of their son. The same sources also claim that Ashlee stating Pete’s behavior is erratic is a load of crock. They explain, “After Bronx was born Ashlee made a conscious decision to get out of the business, but Pete’s heart was in music so he kept touring and that became a big issue in their relationship.” See what we mean. We predict a court battle coming straight up.

Ashlee and Pete’s joint statement reads, “After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority…” We’re wondering how much longer they’ll remain friends if a custody war begins! Work it out you two, and don’t drag Bronx in.

[Photo: Getty Images]