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Law Firm Offers Most Unusual Valentine's Day Gift

You'll get a free divorce if Powers Law chooses you as the 'winner'

(Newser) - It may seem too early to start thinking about Valentine's Day, but if you're considering a divorce and looking to save some cash, this might be just the time. CNN reports on a decidedly unromantic offering in honor of the upcoming Feb. 14: a free divorce, courtesy of...

Kelly Clarkson: My Ex, His Dad Defrauded Me

She alleges Brandon, Narvel Blackstock charged her outrageous fees, managed her illegally

(Newser) - A few months ago, Kelly Clarkson said her life had turned into "a little bit of a dumpster" after she and husband Brandon Blackstock called it quits. Now, more fuel for that dumpster fire. TMZ reports the 38-year-old American Idol and Voice star has "declared war" on Blackstock,...

Kelly Clarkson on Life After Split: 'a Dumpster'

Singer says we'll hear all about it on her next album

(Newser) - Three months after word of her split from husband Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson is speaking out on what she's gone through so far. In an interview with Today on Sunday, the 38-year-old American Idol winner and talk show host admitted that it hasn't been easy since she and...

Spousal Support Request by Dr. Dre's Wife Is 'Staggering'

Rapper-producer will put up a fight: sources

(Newser) - Dr. Dre's wife of 24 years is demanding a whole lot of dough as part of divorce proceedings. Nicole Young, who filed for divorce in late June, is requesting $1,936,399 per month in temporary spousal support—an amount that's "staggering, even for the uber-wealthy,"...

Kanye Says He Wants Divorce, Kim Pleads for 'Empathy'

Kardashian refers to husband's bipolar disorder after odd tweets

(Newser) - Kanye West told the crowd at his Sunday rally that his wife almost had an abortion, then suggested the comment would cause her to divorce him . But on Wednesday, it was West who said he was trying to divorce Kim Kardashian. In deleted tweets (see screenshots here ), West wrote...

Depp: My Ex Wrote Email as 'an Insurance Policy'

Amber Heard wrote during their marriage that Depp 'is like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'

(Newser) - Johnny Depp denied an allegation by ex-wife Amber Heard that he is a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" monster who turned violent when he drank and took drugs, though he acknowledged in a London court on Wednesday that he may have done things he can't remember while he...

More Bad News for Ex-Cop Accused of Killing George Floyd

Kellie Chauvin has filed for divorce from Derek Chauvin, per legal team

(Newser) - The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd has a new problem. Per CBS Minnesota , the legal team for Kellie Chauvin, wife of Derek Chauvin, spoke with her Friday night, and released a statement for her that says she's filing for divorce. "...

Mary-Kate, Sarkozy Were 'Growing Apart.' Then This Happened

Olsen's spouse reportedly had ex-wife, 2 kids, his mom move into their Hamptons home

(Newser) - A "surprising new detail" has emerged in the Mary-Kate Olsen/Olivier Sarkozy split saga , per News.com.au , and that's somewhat of an understatement. Olsen, whose emergency divorce petition had been denied earlier this month, was finally able to file for divorce Monday when New York courts opened amid...

Neil Gaiman: A Hacker Did This to Me

The 'American Gods' author sees his marital woes go public

(Newser) - Really, I was hacked. That's all it is. So said Neil Gaiman after his Goodreads account showed he was reading the book Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder while his marriage fell into disarray, Mashable reports. His marital woes became public recently when...

Guy Who Sought Trial by Combat Now Has an Appointment

A judge weighs in on the case of David Ostrom

(Newser) - An Iowa judge has ordered a psychological evaluation of a Kansas man who asked the judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney so that he can "rend their souls" from their bodies, the AP reports. David Ostrom, 40, of Paola, Kansas,...

The Royal Hits Just Keep Coming

Queen's nephew announces he and wife of 26 years are getting divorced

(Newser) - The Earl and Countess of Snowdon are splitting up after 26 years of marriage. Queen Elizabeth II's nephew, David Armstrong-Jones, and his wife, Serena, are the second royal couple to announce their divorce within a week, following the Queen's eldest grandson and his Canadian wife. The earl and...

More Bad News for the Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth II's eldest grandson to divorce

(Newser) - The first of Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren is to become a divorcee. Peter Phillips—the son of Princess Anne and her first husband Mark Phillips—has separated from his Canadian wife, Autumn, after 12 years of marriage , according to a Tuesday statement. The couple said "the decision to...

Man Asks Court to Let Him Settle Divorce Dispute With Swords

He wants to meet ex-wife 'on field of battle'

(Newser) - A divorced Kansas man who wants to talk to his children more often probably hasn't helped his cause by asking a court to let him kill his ex-wife and her attorney with a sword. According to court records seen by the Carroll Times Herald , 40-year-old David Ostrom asked a...

Wife of Papa John's Founder: It's Over

M. Annette Cox files for divorce from John Schnatter after 32 years as husband and wife

(Newser) - The "finest human being" John Schnatter says he's ever met has filed for divorce from him. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that M. Annette Cox, 59, submitted paperwork Thursday in Kentucky to end her marriage to the 57-year-old Papa John's founder. Schnatter stepped down as CEO in early...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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