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Brad Pitt Thought He'd Never Be in Another Scandal

Pitt talks divorce and more in extensive interview with 'GQ'

(Newser) - About a year and a half ago, as Brad Pitt learned of some "big scandal," he thought to himself how grateful he was that he'd never be a part of a Hollywood scandal again. "I live my life, I have my family, I do my thing,... More »

Janet Jackson Breaks Silence on Her Split

'We are in court,' she says in video

(Newser) - After teasing a big announcement, Janet Jackson took to social media Monday to reveal a new world tour and discuss her recent split from hubby Wissam Al Mana, with whom she just had her first child . In a jam-packed 87-second video , Jackson talked baby weight, gushed about 3-month-old son Eissa,... More »

Janet Jackson's Ex Pens Love Note Post-Split

Wissam Al Mana calls Jackson his 'best friend'

(Newser) - Janet Jackson is reportedly divorcing husband Wissam Al Mana, but that didn't stop the billionaire businessman from writing her a public love note. "To the most beautiful person in the world, thank you for your divine love, your eternal support and for being my best friend," he... More »

Garner, Affleck File for 'Super Amicable' Divorce

After 2 years, they're making split legal

(Newser) - They've been in no great hurry to get there, but Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are now officially on the road to Splitsville. TMZ reports that in what appears to be a completely amicable split, Affleck and Garner, both 44, filed a coordinated petition and response, with both agreeing... More »

3 Months After Baby, Janet Jackson, Hubby Split

Sources are conflicted on why divorce looms

(Newser) - Just three months after welcoming a child together , Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are splitting up, according to multiple sources including People and Page Six . The singer and the billionaire Qatari businessman wed in 2012, and TMZ notes that the separation appears to have come exactly at the... More »

'Scary Spice' Alleges Horrific Abuse by Ex

Mel B says Stephen Belafonte beat and sexually exploited her

(Newser) - Mel B filed last month to divorce husband Stephen Belafonte, from whom she's been separated since December; now the Spice Girl has leveled serious abuse allegations against him. She got a restraining order against Belafonte on Monday that bars him from her and their three children, TMZ reports, and... More »

Priscilla Presley: I'm Taking Care of Lisa Marie's Twins

Grandma says she's got 8-year-olds during divorce fight, not foster care

(Newser) - Dismissing reports that Lisa Marie Presley's 8-year-old twin daughters are in the custody of the state of California, grandma Priscilla Presley says the girls are with her. The AP reported over the weekend that Finley and Harper Lockwood, Lisa Marie's children with estranged husband Michael Lockwood, were under... More »

2 Years After Split, Garner Filing to Divorce Affleck

According to sources who spoke to 'Us'

(Newser) - Almost two years after announcing their split, Jennifer Garner is finally filing to divorce Ben Affleck, sources tell Us . The couple, who got together in 2003 and married in 2005, have three children together, ages 11, 8, and 4. "No matter what happens, Ben and Jen are committed to... More »

Cuba Gooding Jr. to Divorce High School Sweetheart

They were married 22 years

(Newser) - Cuba Gooding Jr. has filed to divorce wife Sara Kapfer after more than 22 years of marriage. TMZ reports the filing is a years-later response to Kapfer's own 2014 filing for legal separation. People reports that the two were high school sweethearts; they married in 1994 and have three... More »

In Surprise Turn, Jolie, Pitt Claim a 'United Front'

They've sealed court documents to protect children: statement

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say they hope to keep the rest of their divorce proceedings hidden from the public in their first joint statement since announcing their split in September. The former couple says they've sealed all court documents relating to the split and hired a private judge... More »

Sia Files to Divorce Hubby

She's been married to Erik Lang since 2014

(Newser) - It's over for Sia and her husband of two years: The Grammy-nominated singer has filed to divorce filmmaker Erik Lang, the AP reports. The documents, filed on Dec. 20, cite irreconcilable differences. The couple's publicist first announced their separation on Dec. 7. They have no children together. More »

Marc Anthony Divorcing Wife After J.Lo Kiss

Couple reached decision 'mutually and amicably'

(Newser) - Marc Anthony has confirmed he's splitting from his wife of two years, 28-year-old model Shannon de Lima, reports Billboard . Rumors surfaced that the pair were done after Anthony, 48, shared an on-stage kiss with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez at the Latin Grammys in November, a few months after Lopez broke... More »

HGTV Stars: What's Behind Their Split

It was apparently months in the making

(Newser) - Tarek and Christina El Moussa had actually been living apart and dating other people for months before announcing their breakup , sources tell People . HGTV's Flip or Flop stars haven't cohabitated since at least May, right around the time Tarek took off with a gun in what the couple... More »

Priscilla Presley Reveals Why She Left Elvis

'I didn't really know who I was'

(Newser) - Priscilla Presley's marriage to Elvis made her the envy of many, but it wasn't all glitz and glamour behind closed doors. The pair "didn't go out" and "truly lived in a bubble," Presley told ITV talk show Loose Women on Wednesday, per the Huffington... More »

Jolie to Retain Sole Custody of All 6 Kids

Brad Pitt gets 'therapeutic visits'

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a rep said Monday. The agreement calls for the former couple's six children, who range in ages from 8 to 15, to continue to have... More »

Brad Pitt Seeks Joint Custody of Kids

Request made in divorce filing Friday

(Newser) - Brad Pitt is asking a judge to grant him joint custody of his six children in his split from Angelina Jolie Pitt, according to a divorce filing Friday. The actor's request was included in his response to Jolie Pitt's Sept. 20 petition to end their two-year marriage, the... More »

Kate Beckinsale's Marriage Over After 12 Years

Plus, more Hollywood breakups

(Newser) - It's over for Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman after a dozen years of marriage. TMZ reports that Wiseman, a director, filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. He and Beckinsale, who wed in 2004, don't have any kids. Rumors of trouble have swirled since last November, when Beckinsale... More »

Brad Pitt Sees Maddox for First Time Since Plane

Temporary custody agreement reportedly expires Thursday

(Newser) - Brad Pitt saw son Maddox on Wednesday, their first time coming face-to-face since the incident aboard a private jet last month during which Pitt may or may not have gotten physical with the 15-year-old . Sources tell TMZ Pitt and the teen met with a therapist present; the therapist hadn't... More »

Tobey Maguire, Wife Split After 9 Years of Marriage

He and Jennifer Meyer have 2 kids together

(Newser) - Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer have separated after nine years of marriage, the AP reports. Maguire's representative has confirmed a People magazine report on the breakup. The former couple tells People in a joint statement that the decision came "after much soul searching and consideration." Maguire and... More »

Jolie, Pitt Strike Custody Deal

She gets custody, he gets visitation, everyone gets therapy

(Newser) - For those losing sleep about the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt breakup, TMZ reports that the estranged couple has reached a deal regarding custody of the Brangelina tribe. The deal was offered up via the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, and was a take-it-or-duke-it-out-in-court offer that the couple opted... More »

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