Divorce in the land of beautiful people just proves what I have always believed to be true; you can never be too rich, too beautiful, too smart or too thin. I could go on and on but tomorrow this list will change again!
Nicholas and Cathy Sparks
The king of romance novels and romantic films (9 of his novels have been made into films, with two more currently filming) just announced (Tuesday, January 6th) that he was leaving his wife of 25 years. Breaking news (Wednesday. January 7th) is that she has already purchased a home of her own in December. Seems like this has been going on for a while. His stories center around tragedy, the most current one: his own marriage.
Chris Rock and Malaak Compton-Rock
Chris filed for divorce after 19 years of marriage. The saddest headline I found stated he was just tired of being married. Maybe he tried working out these feelings in his comedy routine, he didn’t seem to be a huge fan of the institution. Anyway new headlines state that he was seen in St. Barts with a mystery woman. Interesting coincidence, my husband had the same comic timing!
Jeremy Renner and Sonni Pacheco
Their marriage was just revealed in September and after only 10 months (we’ve only known for only 3-4 months) Sonni filed for divorce, the documents cite “irreconcilable differences”. She is 20 years younger than he is, that’s enough “differences” for me.
Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter
This is the couple that shocked me the most, while not officially married they were together 13 years and have two children. She was his muse and they seemed absolutely perfect for each other, two out of step people that found each other. She was eight years younger than he was and it still didn’t work out. Now it is rumored that he is dating a woman that that was his production assistant.
Slash and Perla Hudson
Slash filed for divorce or Perla (says they are separated) after 13 years of marriage, the story is reported both ways. He previously filed in 2010, and withdrew the filing. Two months later. This breakup is said to have come from an ultimatum from Perla who has taken their sons to Hawaii. Sad, they even renewed their vows in 2011. He was seen with his former girlfriend Meegan Hodges on December 29.
Giada De Laurentiis and Todd Thompson
Food Network celebrity chef Giada announced her split from her fashion designer husband on her Facebook on December 29. She posted that they have been separated since July and they had decided together to end their marriage. They have been married 11 years and have a six year old daughter and it sounded very amicable. Of course gossip sites have mentioned John Mayer.
Elon Musk and Talulah Riley
What a way to celebrate a new year. Elon Musk: founder of Tesla Motors and one of the co-founders of PayPal filed for divorce from his actress wife on New Years Eve. This is the second time they have split up, the first time was back in 2012. They have no children together so this one should be a little easier. Easier and probably much faster since they do have a prenuptial agreement.
Margaret Cho and Al Ridenour
It seemed like a perfect pairing: a comedienne and a multi-media performance artist. After an 11 year non-monogamous marriage all reports just state that they are moving on. I am not sure what happened here or who’s idea it was to split but maybe open relationships are not as open or free as you would like them to be.
Clint and Dina Eastwood
This last one I just had to mention. They have been separated since 2013 but was just finalized. So now after almost 20 years of marriage, at the age of 84, Clint is free to marry again. What ever happened to wanting to grow old with someone? He was already there.