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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are divorcing after seven years of marriage.
Jul 19, 2011
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After seven years of marriage, superstar couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have decided to divorce.

"We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters," the singers told People Magazine in a joint statement. They also said that the decision was "painful," and they want to maintain their privacy.

Dec 27, 2011

Oscar Award-winning director Mel Gibson's divorce was recently made final by a judge who signed off on his divorce decree.

Gibson and his ex-wife were in discussion for more than a year regarding the terms of the divorce and a financial settlement, according to TMZ.

Nov 30, 2011

Demonstrating the value of a prenuptial agreement and illustrating the long-lasting effects divorce can have, actor John Cleese recently acknowledged the ways his costly 2008 divorce has impacted his life.

Speaking to Reader's Digest U.K., Cleese said his split with his third wife, Alyce Faye Eichelberger, spurred him to return to the stage to make money, despite his preference for writing.

"I prefer writing, but it pays much less, so I have to keep performing," Cleese said, referring to his self-described "alimony tour."

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Nov 28, 2011

Olympic downhill skier Lindsey Vonn and her husband of four years, Thomas Vonn, are divorcing.

Lindsey confirmed the divorce in a statement furnished to The Associated Press on November 27. Describing this as "an extremely difficult time," she asked the media to respect her privacy and asserted her intention to compete throughout the remainder of the season. She said she will continue to be coached by the U.S. Ski Team.

The couple married in September 2007. Thomas Vonn, nine years older than Lindsey, is a former U.S.

Nov 28, 2011

Recently revealed details of the 2009 divorce settlement between World Wrestling Federation icon and reality TV star Hulk Hogan and his wife of 26 years, Linda Bollea, demonstrate how valuable prenuptial agreements can be.

The confidential settlement came to light after the document was attached to a legal motion recently filed by Hogan, the St. Petersburg Times reported.

According to the newspaper, Bollea walked away with $7.44 million of the couple's $10.41 million fortune at the time of the divorce.

Nov 23, 2011

2003 American Idol champ Ruben Studdard has filed to divorce his wife of three years, Surata Zuri McCants, citing irreconcilable differences.

While TMZ broke the story on November 16, RumorFix subsequently reported it had obtained legal documents showing the divorce had been filed October 12 and stating the couple had been living apart for about a year.

RumorFix also reported McCant is seeking to have the couple's prenuptial agreement voided, saying she was misinformed at the time about the document's "impact" and had been misled as to the extent of Studdard