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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.

Oct 31, 2011

Citing irreconcilable differences, 31-year-old reality TV star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian filed to divorce her husband of 72 days, 26-year-old NBA player Kris Humphries, on October 31.

The two married on August 20, and their multi-million dollar nuptials were broadcast - and partially funded by - the E! Network, which released a statement after news of the divorce broke.

Oct 31, 2011

Best-selling novelist Elmore Leonard, whose books have been adapted into feature films such as "Get Shorty" and "3:10 to Yuma," is divorcing his wife of 18 years, Christine.

Citing a temporary restraining order filed by Christine, the Detroit News reported the writer's wife has sought to bar him from altering his life insurance policy or transferring any assets, while compelling him to continue to support her by maintaining her country club memberships, credit card expenses and paying for the upkeep of their homes in Palm Beach, Florida, and Oakland County, Mic

Oct 26, 2011

A judge recently finalized the divorce of Christina Milian, known for the hit song "Dip it Low," and The-Dream, the Grammy-winning record producer who has helped artists such as Rihanna, Britney Spears and Beyonce score big hits.

The couple married in 2009, and according to MediaTakeOut.com, did not sign a prenuptial agreement. In July 2010, TMZ reported that The-Dream presented Milian with a divorce settlement document when she was confined to bed, nine months pregnant with the couple's child.

Oct 25, 2011

In a situation illustrating the value of a prenuptial agreement, the divorce between fashion icon Jenna Lyons and her husband Vincent Mazeau has become contentious.

The couple has substantial assets, thanks to Lyons' extremely successful tenure as president and creative director at J.Crew. In 2009, she took home about $4.2 million, the Daily Mail reported.

Oct 20, 2011

In a situation illustrating the value of prenuptial agreements, actor Daniel Baldwin's wife, Joanne, recently filed for divorce and made extensive requests regarding spousal and child support.

In a July divorce filing, Daniel Baldwin described a series of altercations between himself and Joanne, which culminated in a fistfight in which she punched the actor two times. Daniel's legal declaration also described an incident in which Joanne said she learned how she should kill him by watching a documentary about wives who murdered their husbands.