Divorce s not that uncommon anymore and in the world of celebrities, it seems to come with the fame and fortune. 2010 is no different as we examine the most recent batch of celebs that’ve either finalized or started divorce proceedings. One or two haven’t made it formal yet but from where we sit, it looks like just a matter of time.
Country music singer and actress LeAnn Rimes and husband Dean Sheremet, a television actor, finalized their divorce on June 19, 2010 though the pair has been separated since July 2009. The couple began dating in 2001 and married on February 23, 2002. US Magazinecites reports in US Weekly that Sheremet filed for divorce after learning that Rimes was having an affair with her Lifetime movie costar Eddie Cibrian, also married at the time. Rimes and Sheremet have no children.
Country music singer Shania Twain and her husband producer Robert “Mutt” Lange ended their 1993 marriage on May 29, 2010 according to CBS News. Rumors circulated at the time of their separation that Lange had been involve in an affair with Twain’s longtime personal assistant and friend Marie Ann Thiebaud though Thiebaud denied it. The couple has one son.
In the biggest surprise of the year came the announcement that Sandra Bullock, award winning actress who just her first Oscar for The Blind Side, had separated from her beloved husband, television actor Jesse James amidst rumors of infidelity. This continues the curse of Oscar’s Best Actress winners which has also claimed the marriages of past winners Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet. James later admitted to the affairs and Bullock filed for divorce in April 2010 according to People Magazine. The couple has no children together but had been in the process of adopting a little boy. Bullock had also been a stepmom to James’ kids from earlier relationships. The couple wed in 2005.
Actor Charlie Sheen and wife number 3, Brooke Mueller, a real estate investor, have signed an agreement in their divorce proceedings. Details of the agreement can be found on TMZ. The divorce is not proceeding at this time but amid allegations of drug use for both parties and Charlie’s arrest on spousal abuse last Christmas, it doesn’t seem far off. The couple married in May 2008 and has twin sons, Bob and Max.
Kate Walsh, star of ABC’s Private Practice, and film producer husband Alex Young finalized their ugly divorce in April according to ETonline. Married in September 2007, Young filed for divorce in December of 2008 and the pair have been fighting ever since. The only reason released is “irreconcilable differences” and they have no children together.
Oscar-winners Kate Winslet and director-husband Sam Mendes announced they will divorce on March 15th according to ABC News. They wed in 2003 and had son Joe who joined Kate’s daughter Mia from her first marriage. The divorce is by mutual agreement and no causal details have been released.
Last year’s surprise break up of tennis champion Tiger Woods and his wife, Swedish model Elin Nordegren winds its way through the divorce process. Following the discovery of numerous affairs, to which Woods eventually accepted responsibility for, the couple seems poised for divorce though no papers have officially been filed as details are still being hammered out. The couple married in October of 2004 and has a son and a daughter.
Cheryl Cole, singer with Girls Aloud and Ashley Cole, English soccer player has decide to end their marriage which began in 2006 following his admitted acts of infidelity. The couple has no children.
NBC television host Matt Lauer and his wife Annette of 12 years are divorcing after allegations of his cheating emerged again. Lauer has been involved in infidelities during the couple’s engagement and 2 years after the marriage took place. The couple has 3 children.
Singer Melissa Etheridge and wife-actress Tammy Etheridge are “divorcing”. The couple exchanged vows in 2003 but the state did not recognize same-sex marriages at the time so no legal union exists. However the pair has decided to end the relationship saying publicly only that the couple has “drifted”. They have 2 children together and Melissa has 2 children with earlier partner Julie Cypher.
Sources: TMZ, US Magazine, CBS News, ABC News, ET Online, Who’s Dating Who