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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.

Jul 19, 2011

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.

Jul 15, 2011

In the wake of New York’s legalization of gay marriage, adoption lawyers in the state are readying for an anticipated drastic uptick in adoptions. Same-sex couples will officially be able to legally marry on July 24, and thousands of couples are expected to say, “I do.”

Unmarried couples—regardless of sexual orientation—can adopt in the state, but starting a family is a natural step after marriage.

Jul 5, 2011

Marriage is a happy time in any couple's life.

Jul 5, 2011

What has been speculated on repeatedly since the scandal originally broke has now been confirmed, as Maria Shriver has officially filed for divorce from former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The marriage contained no prenuptial agreement and a copy of the divorce petition, obtained by TMZ, cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split after 25 years of marriage.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver separated after details concerning Arnold's admitted affair with an employee of his household revealed he had fathered her teenage son.

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Jul 1, 2011

Celebrities who have undergone marital issues that ended in a divorce may seek solace in other individuals, specifically children. While adoption is a serious matter, it can benefit both of the parties who are involved. 

Denise Richards is an actress who recently dealt with a nasty divorce from Charlie Sheen, the actor who has been all over the news for his crazy antics.