Love is a beautiful thing. Thanks to Hollywood, we get the chance to share the romance between two celebrities. However, there are relationships that don’t have happy endings and it gets really ugly when the rich and famous decide to end their marriages. Here are some of the worst celebrity divorces we’ve seen so far.
Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger met in 1990 and got married three years later. They were together for nine years until they divorced in 2009, only to have a vicious battle for the custody of their only daughter, Ireland. Basinger won custody of their child and set some pretty strict rules for Baldwin’s visitation rights which he had no choice but to accept. In order to see his daughter, he would also have to attend therapy for anger management.
Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook met in 1979 while Cook was a model. Afterwards, they still managed to bump into one another a few times. After getting reacquainted thanks to NBC’s Jill Rappaport, they got engaged in 1996 and got married the same year. After the news broke out about Cook’s admission of adultery with Diana Bianchi in 2008, they divorced in October of the same year. Tabloids were all over the couple during divorce proceedings due to its scandalous nature.
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen started dating in October of 2001 but met in 2000. After dating for two months, they got engaged and had their wedding a year later. While pregnant with Lola Rose Sheen, their second daughter, Richards filed for divorce. They tried to work it out but in 2006, Richards decided to go through with the divorce. She eventually filed a restraining order against Sheen, claiming that he had been sending her death threats. Richards filed the formal divorce papers in April of 2006.
Sean Penn and Madonna met in February of 1985 thanks to Penn’s visit to Madonna’s “
Material Girl” video. They were friends at first and dated around but in a short span of time, Penn had already met her family and his parents were guests at Madonna’s show in Los Angeles. They married the same year but didn’t stay together for long. It seems that Penn had quite a temper and was prone to violence even right after the wedding. After a particularly nasty incident against a photographer, Penn was sentenced to 60 days in jail in 1987. Later that year, they were said to have split and their divorce came through in 1989.
Tiger Woods met ElinNordegren in 2001 during The Open Championship because of an introduction by golfer Jesper Parnevik whom Nordegren was working for as an au pair. The couple got engaged in November of 2003 and was married in October of 2004. After a late-night car accident, Woods and all of his transgressions were found out. He admitted to infidelity in December of 2009 and apologized; he then informed the public that he’d be taking a breather from professional golf. Woods had some of his sponsors end their relationship with him following the scandal. The couple divorced on August 23, 2010.
Karen Littlemore is a professional blogger that shares her advice and experience when dealing with divorce and family law situations. She writes for Divorce Mediators of Texas, a company that specializes in solving complex divorce situations outside of court.
Seeing celebrities walking on the streets, shopping or dining while not in front of the camera often brings a feeling of excitement most especially to women who are avid movie and TV fans. In the U.S., Los Angeles in California is one place where these stars can be spotted. Many of them live in or near the area such as Beverly Hills and Hollywood where most studios are located.
Being in Los Angeles, however, does not guarantee you’ll see stars or bump into them just about anywhere. These celebrities value their privacy and don’t normally go out simply to stroll around. They are out in town only when necessary such as to do errands, go to the gym or enjoy a quiet dinner at their favorite restaurant.
If you’re really eager to go star watching in L.A., here are some tips on where you can spot them or even hang out with them.
Drop by celebrity-owned restaurants – Geisha House, Chi, Rokbar and Falcon.
Restaurants in Malibu such as Nobu and Taverna Tony’s are also favorite spots of celebs. On Robertson Boulevard, you can visit The Ivy, Newsroom Café and Michael Richard Patisserie. Stars who have been seen here include Tori Spelling, Paris Hilton, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Britney Spears.
At Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel bars, you just might see Lindsay Lohan. The place has a strict doorman, though and the long lines can be frustrating.
Coffee lovers should check out Peet’s Coffee, Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf notably on Sunset Plaza and Montana Avenue in Malibu. King’s Road Café on Beverly Boulevard is also recommended.
Toast Café located at 8221 W Third St. is popular among celebs notably during lunchtime. Visit on weekdays and enjoy great salads, sandwiches and cupcakes.
Colin Farrell has confirmed rumors that he is going to be a dad a second time around. He has a 5-year-old son with his ex-girlfriend and his current partner, Alicja Bachleda, is expecting. It will be her first child.
She kissed a girl and she liked it, but she has not kissed Josh Groban. The male crooner’s rep has released a statement saying that Katy Perry and Josh Groban are not a couple. Let’s see what happens in the next few weeks.
The couple has finally admitted to being together. Jamie Kennedy is the new man in Jennifer Love Hewitt’s life, and according to Jamie, they are “more than in love.” It’s a wonderful feeling, isn’t it?
That’s how the heiress refers to her current beau, Doug Reinhardt. Her “sexy boy,” was her companion in Maui, where she experienced scuba diving for the first time. I guess she’s totally over Benji Madden.
The couple are definitely back together. They spent a “reconciliation weekend” in Miami but have been seen in L.A. As for Rihanna’s daddy, he says he supports her decision, whatever it may be.
Are they for real? TMZ reports that the couple is back together. After the highly publicized incident of domestic violence, who would have thought that the couple would make amends?
Kristen Stewart has spoken – there has never been anything between her and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. It’s just that they are so f-word close to each other because of the f-word psychotic situations they have been put in. Ok, the f-words convinced us. Oh, and the f-word has nothing to do with being just Friends.
Yeah, we’ve heard that before – from every other Hollywood couple that has been linked. When asked on the red carpet about this rumor, Freida went as far as to say that her Slumdog co-stars are “not interested” in her. I’m pretty sure they’re all interested in the Oscar.
…sitting on a tree…well, not exactly but Justin Gaston, a model has professed his admiration for the teen star. Miley is not shy about their relationship either. She even shared what she gave him for Christmas. Little girl’s all grown up now, isn’t she?
Angelina Jolie: They fell in love while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Jennifer Aniston: That’s uncool.
Brad Pitt: They were still filming after he and Jen split up.
Get it? That’s when they fell in love…okay…
Not only is she pretty but has she got a great voice – that’s Carrie Underwood for you. As the New Year starts, it seems that she has gotten something more. Reports have come out that she is going out with Mike Fisher, a Canadian Hockey hunk. Go for it, girl!
Michael Jordan and ex-wife Juanita’s settlement bags the prize but do you know of the other celebrity break ups that have cost more than an arm and a leg? MSNBC has the full list here. With $45M being the cheapest, I am sure that you will not be able to resist finding out the names behind the figures!
Ok, its about as juicy as what my dog ate for breakfast (yes, dogfood), but one can’t help but wonder about the sort of woman this hugely successful Olympic swimmer would take home to meet his omnipresent Mother? He’s had more than his fair share of lady admirers slash girlfriends, especially since his amazing victories in Beijing, but it never seemed serious.
Well, the scoop is that he’s taking one home to spend Thanksgiving in Baltimore with the fam today. Could it be a mermaid? Sadly not, she’s a Las Vegas cocktail waitress called Caz. All that time in Vegas has also revealed another passion for the Fishy Phelps, poker. He even went as far as to say that he hoped to compete in the World Series of Poker next year.