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Palin: I Found Out About Divorce Plans in an Email

From her husband's lawyer

(Newser) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she learned her husband was seeking a divorce in an email from his attorney. The revelation came in an interview released Tuesday with Family Talk Christian ministry founder James Dobson, who said the interview had been conducted previously. Palin says she received an email... More »

A Month After Filing, Ilhan Omar's Divorce Is Final

Congresswoman cited an 'irretrievable breakdown' of her marriage

(Newser) - Rep. Ilhan Omar has officially divorced from her husband in Minnesota, just a month after she filed a petition saying there was an "irretrievable breakdown" in their marriage, the AP reports. Omar and Ahmed Hirsi had been married since January 2018 but were longtime partners. Omar says Hirsi is... More »

Ian Ziering on Split From Wife: We've 'Grown Apart'

Erin Ziering says her husband asked her 'multiple times' for a divorce, says she now feels 'peaceful'

(Newser) - It's the end of the line for a 90210 alum and his wife: People reports that Ian Ziering and Erin Kristine Ludwig—parents to two young daughters, 8-year-old Mia and 6-year-old Penna—are terminating their marriage after nearly a decade together. "It is with a heavy heart that... More »

Amid Affair Rumors, a Divorce Filing by Ilhan Omar

Minnesota congresswoman splits from husband Ahmed Hirsi, has denied affair allegations

(Newser) - She recently denied both an affair and the end of her marriage, but now the latter is getting some confirmation. Rep. Ilhan Omar filed for divorce on Friday from Ahmed Hirsi in Minnesota, reports the New York Post , which was also the first to report on an alleged affair between... More »

Man Sues Wife's Lover, Wins $750K

Case was brought under 'alienation of affection' law

(Newser) - Only time can heal a broken heart—but for a North Carolina man whose wife of 12 years left him for another man, a $750,000 judgment against her lover might help. Kevin Howard won the lawsuit against the other man under the state's "alienation of affection" law,... More »

Zooey Deschanel Splits With Husband

'New Girl' star and Jacob Pechenik are calling it quits after 4 years of marriage

(Newser) - The star of New Girl has a new marital status: E! News reports that actress and singer Zooey Deschanel has split from her husband of four years, producer Jacob Pechenik. "After much discussion and a long period of contemplation, we have decided we are better off as friends, business... More »

Woman's Ex, His Girlfriend Ordered to Pay Her $3.2M

Elizabeth Clark alleged libel, revenge porn, and alienation-of-affection

(Newser) - As far as marriage implosions go, Elizabeth Clark described a pretty horrific one—and she's now walking away with $3.2 million for her troubles. The Fayetteville, NC, woman was on Monday awarded that amount by a jury, to be paid by her ex-husband and his new partner, in... More »

India Is Banning 'Instant Divorce' for Muslims

Men had been allowed to end marriages by saying 'Divorce' three times

(Newser) - Indian lawmakers have approved a bill to end the Muslim practice of instant divorce, two years after the country's Supreme Court ruled that it violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the bill's approval by the upper house of Parliament reflects the... More »

Christian Who Wrote Anti-Dating Book: 'I Am Not a Christian'

Joshua Harris getting divorced, apologizing to LGBT community, saying dating actually is OK

(Newser) - More than 20 years ago, he wrote a popular Christian guide to relationships that said dating—including holding hands, kissing, and couples spending time alone together—was bad and a "training ground" for divorce. Now, after pointing out the "flaws" more than a year ago in his I ... More »

Matt Lauer's Wife Files for Divorce

Annette Roque to reportedly receive $20M in assets

(Newser) - It’s splitsville for Matt Lauer and his wife, former Dutch model Annette Roque. Roque filed for divorce in a New York state court on Tuesday, nearly two years after Lauer was fired by NBC following sexual misconduct claims. The "uncontested" divorce is awaiting judicial review before it is... More »

Mad Men Creator Ends 28-Year Marriage

Matthew Weiner files for divorce from Linda Brettler

(Newser) - They made it through the Don Draper years together, but their marriage is now going the same route as the Mad Men character's own. The Blast reports Matthew Weiner, creator of the hit AMC show, filed for divorce Wednesday from wife Linda Brettler after almost three decades of marriage.... More »

Talk About a Fish Tale: This One's a Doozy

Divorced man attaches wedding ring to fish, and it's re-caught at a tournment

(Newser) - "I didn't know steelhead get married," a fisherman quipped Friday after a fish was pulled from Lake Michigan with a wedding band fixed to its tail with a zip-tie. The Chicago Sun-Times unravels the mystery: Four years after his divorce, fishing guide Jason Rose felt his wedding... More »

After Divorce, Guy Gets Bad News About $80M Jackpot

Writing her that $15M check won't be easy

(Newser) - Is Richard Zelasko lucky or unlucky? In 2013, the Michigan man won a stunning $80 million Mega Millions jackpot—nearly $39 million, after fees and taxes—but is now being forced to share it with his ex-wife, CNN reports. The timing is key, because Zelasko filed for divorce from Mary... More »

'Gray' Divorces Are On the Rise

Younger couples are sticking it out, but for those 55 and older, divorce rates are increasing

(Newser) - "Till death do us part" seems to have less meaning for those who are currently closer to that endpoint than others. The Wall Street Journal reports on some news out of Bowling Green State University, whose National Center for Family & Marriage Research recently did some research on marriage... More »

Borat Claims New Victim: Pam Anderson, Kid Rock's Marriage

Sacha Baron Cohen says his movie, which Anderson co-starred in, did the couple in

(Newser) - The reasons why couples split up are often a complicated mixture of daily irritations and larger issues, but for Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock, there was one main impetus: Borat, USA Today reports. That's according to Sacha Baron Cohen, who appeared on an installment of the Daily Beast's... More »

'Terrified' Mom Vanishes Amid Custody Dispute

Jennifer Dulos disappeared in Connecticut on Friday

(Newser) - Police are scouring a Connecticut park for a mother of five who vanished amid a bitter divorce with her estranged husband, the Stamford Advocate reports. Jennifer Dulos, 50, disappeared Friday and her vehicle, a black Chevy Suburban, was found that night in a popular 300-acre recreational area in New Canaan.... More »

Iowa Senator: I Was Assaulted by Ex, Raped in College

In the wake of her divorce, startling revelations from Joni Ernst

(Newser) - Disturbing allegations have emerged in the wake of Joni Ernst's divorce, thrusting her straight into the middle of the #MeToo movement. The 48-year-old Iowa senator's divorce from Gail Ernst, 65, was finalized earlier this month, and in their divorce documents, the Republican accuses her spouse of 26 years... More »

Silicon Valley Investors, This Should Worry You

Op-ed: The Bezos divorce surely won't be the last. Time to disclose pre-nups?

(Newser) - In the wake of the Bezos divorce announcement, two colliding truths should be on the radar of Silicon Valley investors, writes James Stewart in the New York Times . First, the divorce rate in California is about 60%, meaning that the Bezos' split surely won't be the last among the... More »

Trump Praises Takedown of 'Jeff Bozo'

He taunts Amazon CEO over divorce

(Newser) - One of the world's most powerful men took to Twitter on Sunday night to taunt the world's richest man about his divorce. President Trump praised the National Enquirer and mocked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, as "Jeff Bozo" after the Enquirer published a... More »

Jeff Bezos, Wife Announce Divorce in Touching Statement

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again'

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are ending their 25-year marriage, the Amazon CEO announced on Twitter Wednesday. "We want to make people aware of a development in our lives. As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have... More »

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