When Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced they were filing for divorce last week no one really seemed too shocked. Unfortunately, they are just one of many high profile couples who cannot seem to keep it together midst the scrutiny of the bright lights.
Recently on our divorce forum a user asked, “My soon to be ex is posting negative posts about me on her Facebook page. The comments have gotten nasty, alienating me from family and friends. I am getting worried that what she is saying may start to affect me professionally. Can I take any legal steps to get her to stop her defamatory actions?”
In a contentious legal battle that seemed to last longer than their marriage, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have reached a settlement in their divorce negotiations.
According to reports issued today by TMZ, not only has Amber Heard dismissed her domestic abuse case against Depp, but the divorce case has also been settled. The settlement, which compensates Heard for the 15 month marriage, pays Heard an estimated $7 million dollars, an amount that is likely to leave both parties unhappy.
In many cases, watching a celebrity marriage crumble can be almost as interesting as watching a blockbuster movie. Who wasn’t thrilled to watch Tom Cruise finally find love and hysterically proclaim it on The Oprah Winfrey Show only to watch it all crumble in 2012 when Katie Holmes unexpectedly announced their split.
Just like television and cinema often reflect life, there’s also a lot we can learn about divorce from watching celebrity marriages end. In fact, let’s look at a few real life lessons.
It’s not just rock stars and movie stars who divorce, it’s also country singers. According to WSMV in Tennessee, Trace Adkins and his wife Rhonda have decided to file for divorce. According to reports issued last week Trace Adkins, the 52 year old country singer, and his wife are divorcing after sixteen years of marriage. The couple has cited irreconcilable differences.
Another Kardashian is reportedly calling it quits. According to New York Daily News, Khloe Kardashian is reportedly filing for divorce from her husband of four years, Lamar Odom. The official documents will be filed today to legally start the process to end their marriage. The reason: irreconcilable differences. The announcement, which was made today, is no surprise given the couples tumultuous relationship.
The Associate Press reports that a Mississippi judge has refused to grant a divorce to a lesbian couple who was married in California. The judge ruled that the marriage, which is not recognized as a valid union under Mississippi state law, cannot be terminated.
According to new reports, Denise Richards has voluntarily relinquished her rights to temporarily care for Charlie Sheen’s twins. Although Denise Richards had been granted temporary custody of Charlie Sheen’s four year old boys after their mother, Brooke Mueller, was admitted to rehab earlier this year, she has told the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) she can no longer care for them.
Many relationship experts believe that while the internet, texting, and social media sites can add intimacy to a relationship, if you are communicating with persons of the opposite sex, who are not your husband, it’s more likely to damage your marriage.
Once balked at as a means to find a life mate, now online dating sites and mobile dating apps are the new option for finding a romantic partner and even a spouse. According to Pew Research, up to 11% of American adults have used mobile dating apps or dating sites and a whopping 66% have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or mobile dating app. What’s even more impressive is the number of married couples who say they met their spouse from an online dating relationship, up to an all time high of 23%.