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19 Sep, 2016

Jolie, Pitt divorce

After two years of marriage and more than a decade together, Jolie files for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. Jolie is seeking physical custody of their six children, suggesting Pitt get visitation rights. Jolie is not seeking spousal support. Jolie’s manager:

Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest of taking care of her family. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.

Jolie’s attorney:

The decision was made] for the health of the family. [Jolie] will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.

19 Aug, 2015


Fogle’s wife, Katie, releases a statement through her attorney saying she is divorcing him:

Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared. I am in the process of seeking a dissolution of the marriage. My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children.

She says this will be her only public statement about the matter and asked for privacy for her family.

3 Aug, 2015

Stefani, Rossdale divorce

Stefani files for divorce from Rossdale, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Rossdale is said to have filed his response at the same time, and both parties are allegedly seeking joint custody of their children. Stefani is not planning on providing Gavin with spousal support.

While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.

20 Jul, 2015

Announce divorce

Shelton and Lambert disclose their divorce is final after a four-year marriage. They do not state when exactly the marriage dissolution became final.

And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.

30 Jun, 2015

Garner, Affleck divorce

Garner and Affleck divorce after 10 years of marriage. They intend to seek mediation. They have three children: Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and Samuel, three.

After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.

20 Apr, 2015

Finalizes divorce

Martin and Paltrow finalize their divorce. They have been using their business managers to reach a settlement agreement involving both property and custody. It is expected they will cite “irreconcilable differences” and will file for joint custody of their children.

10 Apr, 2015

March, Flay divorce

After a ten-year marriage to March. Flay files for divorce in New York City. According to court documents, Flay says their marriage has broken down irretrievably. A source close to the couple states the couple has been drifting apart for several months, and even tried to salvage their marriage over a New Year’s trip to Amsterdam. But when they got back to the U.S., Bobby flew to L.A. to tape his show.

Bobby is heartbroken over the end of his marriage. He will always have a place in his heart for Stephanie.


19 Mar, 2015

Files for divorce

Fisher files for divorce from his wife of ten years. The Fishers have two children together, as well as another child from a previous relationship.

This is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process.

20 Feb, 2015

Duff, Comrie divorce

Duff files for divorce from Comrie citing irreconcilable differences. Duff asks for primary physical custody of their son, but will allow Comrie to have visitation, even though sources say she’s concerned Comrie’s partying and drinking could adversely affect their child. Duff’s mom, Susan:

They’re better friends than a married couple.

23 Jan, 2015

Fink, Dempsey divorce

Fink files for a divorce with Dempsey due to irreconcilable differences. She is asking for joint custody if their children, spousal support, and child support. The couple makes a joint statement.

It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have ivecided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the well-being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time.

28 Dec, 2014

Divorce filing

Rock files for divorce from his wife of 19 years, Malaak Compton-Rock. Rock’s lawyer Robert S. Cohen:

Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak, This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family.

3 Jul, 2014

Anderson, Salomon divorce

The actress files for divorce only six months after marrying Rick Salomon a second time.  She cites irreconcilable differences as her reason for filing.  Anderson’s rep states,

We ask the media to please respect Pamela and her family’s privacy during this time

22 May, 2014

McPhee, Cokas divorce

McPhee files for a dissolution of marriage from Cokas. The two have an amicable relationship and will remain friends. A source close to McPhee says no outside parties ultimately played a role in the split:

It was just time. They’d grown apart and weren’t right for each other anymore.

16 May, 2014

Reed, McDonald divorce

Reed files for divorce from Donald, citing irreconcilable differences and seeks to deny McDonald spousal support, according to divorce papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. Her rep:

At the time their split was announced, they had been separated for six months but still working [together] on their debut album, I’m Not Falling. They remain best friends and look forward to their continued journey together.

19 Feb, 2014

Fiancee still legally married

The actor needs to wait to marry his new fiancée, Brett Rossi.The adult film actress still has to settle her divorce. Sheen’s rep:

She’s been separated from this guy for two years. It’s just a matter of the paperwork winding its way through the court system. Charlie and Scottie (referring to Ballard’s nickname) have no secrets. Charlie is well aware of Scottie’s situation.

10 Sep, 2013

Spousal support

Embry seeks approximately $94,000 a month in spousal support. Embry files a claim that her ex-wife’s “income, investments and assets increased dramatically with her new found acting success,” and that the multi-million dollar home she was previously awarded is not enough. Embry wants Lynch to support her new lifestyle, adding that during their marriage Lynch paid for everything.

22 Aug, 2013

Divorce settlement: $5m and ‘Bob Dylan’s Hair’

TMZ obtains court documents detailing the finalized divorce settlement between Auerbach and Gonis. Gonis will receive over $5 million, a 2012 Toyota Highlander, and an asset described as “Bob Dylan’s Hair.”

It’s unclear how the hair was obtained … when it was obtained … if the hair contains any product … etc. — but the point is, Dan agreed to part ways with it in the divorce.

13 Jul, 2013

Lynch, Embry divorce

Lynch officially divorces her wife of three years, Lara Embry. Lynch signs the documents at the Los Angeles County Court, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the primary reason for their divorce. Lynch:

Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter.

10 Jul, 2013


Orton gets divorced from his wife of five years, Samantha. The pair have a four year old daughter together. Samantha gets full custody of their daughter and Randy is allowed visitation rights.

12 Dec, 2012

Deschanel, Gibbard divorce

Deschanel finalizes divorce from Ben Gibbard after roughly three years of marriage. The divorce papers were filed by the actress in December 2011 in a Los Angeles court, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the cause of the dissolution. On relationships:

[True love] that lasts forever… yes, I do believe in it. My parents have been married for 40 years and my grandparents were married for 70 years. I come from a long line of true loves. I’d be more likely to go for somebody who is like me. Well, I like creative people, so whatever that means… Yeah, authentic and creative.

On people’s speculations on the divorce:

Well, with all due respect, I’ve never read it. I don’t see any of the websites that covered it. I don’t read pop-culture sites, I don’t read gossip magazines, I don’t read this shit. And that’s exactly how you deal with it. You just don’t read them.

16 Jul, 2012

Perry, Brand divorce

Perry and Brand finalize their divorce after 14 months of marriage. The couple split over disagreements on family, having children and the hardship of being away from each other too often for work. Brand says he loved Perry and does not regret their relationship.

Being in love is a dream, but the reality is not like the movies.

Perry says:

There’s a lot more compromise and sacrifice.

19 Jan, 2012

Musk, Riley divorce

Musk announces that he and Riley are splitting after just over one year of marriage. Riley moved out of their Bel Air home six months ago. Musk:

We took some time apart for several months to see if absence makes the heart grow fonder, and unfortunately it did not, I still love her, but I’m not in love with her. And I can’t really give her what she wants.

4 Aug, 2009

Carney, Grollmus divorce

Carney asks Grollmus for a divorce while she is in Poland for a book research trip. Carney tells Grollmus to take anything they received as a wedding present. The pair also divides up their record collection.

In the end, when it came to dividing our 500 records, we didn’t really fight. He told me to take what I wanted and leave the rest. I tried to be fair and remember exactly what I had brought into the relationship and what I had acquired, personally, during it. Bikini Kill’s Pussy Whipped and Nico’s Chelsea Girl were no-brainers, as were almost all of the bebop records that I had purchased during a “jazz” phase. He could keep the John Cale. And though I wanted to take Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter, it had belonged to his father originally.

Feb 2009

Father’s second divorce

Mann and Franklin Roof’s divorce is finalized. Before the divorce Franklin hires a private investigator, who discovers Mann is having a relationship with another man. Mann gets custody of Morgan and Franklin must pay $570 per month in child support.


Parents divorce

Rasmia Abdulazeez petitions for divorce, arguing her husband has been abusive and has beaten her and her children. The suit is dismissed without prejudice soon after and the couple sign a post-nuptial agreement.

17 Mar, 2008

Divorce settlement finalized

A London judge awards Mills $48.6 million dollars in her divorce settlement with ex-husband McCartney. After only four years of marriage, Mills claimed $250 million; two years after divorce proceedings began, she receives less than a fifth of that amount. McCartney is also ordered to pay $70,000 dollars per year in child support for the care of their mutual child Beatrice, as well as covering the costs of her education and nanny.

8 Nov, 2006

Spears, Federline divorce

Spears files for divorce from Federline. The couple have been married for two years, but Spears cites reasons for divorce were “irreconcilable differences.” CNN says Spears is not seeking spousal support in the divorce, but has asked for sole custody of her two sons with Federline. 

17 Jul, 2002

Thornton, Jolie divorce

Jolie files for divorce, stating in her petition that the couple has been separated since June 3, and requesting full custody of the couple’s adopted son Maddox. Jolie says:

It was a real deep connection, a deep marriage, so it’s not that simple to say this or that one thing caused the problems. It’s clear to me that our priorities shifted overnight. We’re not divorced yet. We’re going through a difficult time. I’m not sure what will happen.

24 Jun, 2002

Lopez, Judd divorce

Lopez and Judd divorce after nine months of marriage. There were rumors that Lopez starting dating Ben Affleck during the course of her marriage to Judd. Source:

Their splitting up does not involve any other person, period. It’s never been an issue. Jennifer is very monogamous.

17 Dec, 2001

Brooks, Mahl divorce


Brooks and Mahl’s divorce is final.

The main thing [is] you can stop being husband and wife, but you don’t stop being mom and dad. You can’t. Because these babies, they didn’t ask to be brought in the world. You brought them in here.


Rowe, Jackson divorce

Rowe and Jackson divorce. She relinquishes custody of her two children, Prince and Paris. She receives a settlement of $8.5 million, an SUV and a Beverly Hills home. She receives an additional $2 million for entering into a confidentiality agreement.

I did it for him to become a father, not for me to become a mother. You earn the title parent. I have done absolutely nothing to earn that title/
18 Jan, 1996

Jackson, Presley divorce

Presley and Jackson divorce citing irreconcilable differences as the reason. Presley:

I do believe he loved me as much as he could love anyone and I loved him very much … I became very ill and emotionally/spiritually exhausted in my quest to save him from certain self-destructive behavior and from the awful vampires and leeches he would always manage to magnetize around him. I was in over my head while trying … He was an amazing person and I am lucky to have gotten as close to him as I did and to have had the many experiences and years that we had together

Jackson’s Los Angeles publicist, Lee Solters, confirms the separation saying in a statement that the couple had “mutually agreed to go their separate ways. However, they remain good friends.”

13 Apr, 1994

Joel, Brinkley divorce

Joel and Brinkley announce their seaparation in a written statement. The couple says they their breakup is amicable, and has only been kept quiet to protect their 8-year old daughter, Alexa.

We have been there to support each other during critical times and expect to be there for each other in the future. When Billy was stricken with kidney stones in February, Christie helped nurse him back to health. And when Christie was inolved in [her] hellish skiing accident, Billy came to her rescue.

12 Oct, 1992

Clooney, Balsam Divorce

The couple divorce after nearly three years of marriage. Clooney claims the reason for this divorce was his youth.

I probably, definitely, wasn’t someone who should have been married at that point, I just don’t feel like I gave Talia a fair shot.

George’s father, Nick:

Talia is a lovely girl. But they probably shouldn’t have got married while George’s career was on the verge of such a white-hot period. In truth, neither of them is to blame. There was just too much going on in their lives to give marriage the effort it needs. They both wound up getting hurt, which is really too bad.

May 1991

Parents divorce

After splitting up in June, 1990, Roof’s parents finalize their divorce due to financial issues. Judge:

The Court inquired as to the possibility of reconciliation between the parties, but concluded that such was not possible.


Parents divorce

At seven years old, Cobain’s parents divorce and he is sent to live with several different relatives. At one point, Cobain was homeless, reportedly living under a bridge. He later stated that the traumatic split made him feel insecure and unloved. He became increasingly difficult, anti-social and withdrawn. Cobain also said that the divorced fueled a lot of the anguish in Nirvana’s music.