Rolling Stones Guitarist’s Memorabilia Auctioned Off After Divorce

An assortment of Rolling Stones memorabilia and artwork provided by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and his ex-wife Jo was sold at a 2-day auction.

Ronnie and Jo Wood were married for 23 years and separated in 2008 when Wood left Jo for a cocktail waitress named Ekaterina Ivanova. Their divorce was finalized in 2011.

The parties agreed to auction off jointly owned personal property items as part of their divorce settlement. Among the items auctioned were a white leather coat worn by Wood that sold for $8,960 and a 1955 Fender Stratocaster guitar that fetched $60,800.

Part of the auction proceeds will be donated to MusiCares, a charity that offers assistance to people in the music industry with finance and addiction.

Source:  Huffington Post, “Ronnie Wood Divorce: ‘Rolling Stones’ Memorabilia Auctioned After Split,” Andrew Burzynski (Reuters), October 28, 2012

Jessica Simpson’s Parents to Divorce

Jessica Simpson’s parents are divorcing after 35 years of marriage.

Tina Simpson filed for divorce from Joe Simpson in Texas in September.

A representative for the couple released the following statement: “It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved. Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time.”

The Simpsons have listed their home in Encino, California for sale for $4.3 million.

Source:  US Weekly, “Joe and Tina Simpson Divorcing,” Justin Ravitz, October 24, 2012

Oprah Winfrey’s Father Files for Divorce

Vernon Winfrey has filed for divorce from his wife Barbara. The couple has been married for 11 years.

Vernon (79) filed for divorce in Franklin, Tennessee. In court documents, Vernon accused Barbara (64) of adultery. Barbara countered with accusations that Vernon chased her with a gun during an argument and engaged in multiple extramarital affairs.

Vernon admits that he had a relationship with a woman that lasted less than a week but denied that he has had other affairs or threatened his wife with a gun.

Barbara Winfrey is seeking spousal support and attorney’s fees.

Source:, “Oprah Winfrey’s Father Vernon Winfrey Files for Divorce Amid Allegations of Infidelity, Gun Threats,” Alexis L. Loinaz, October 24, 2012

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s Divorce Delayed by Money Dispute

Despite being separated for almost a year, neither Demi Moore nor Ashton Kutcher has filed for divorce.

Moore announced her plans to divorce Kutcher in November 2011 after rumors circulated of Kutcher’s infidelity. According to the New York Post, the couple is still trying to iron out the financial terms of their divorce settlement.

Kutcher reportedly does not want to have to pay a large cash settlement to Moore because he earned substantially more money than Moore during the final years of their marriage. Kurtcher, who was the highest paid TV actor, made $24 million last year.

Source:  Huffington Post, “Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher: Money is Slowing Down Divorce Proceedings,” October 22, 2012

Dennis Quaid’s Wife Files for Legal Separation

Kimberly Buffington-Quaid has filed for legal separation from actor Dennis Quaid.

Buffington-Quaid has retained celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser to represent her. She is seeking joint legal custody and sole physical custody of the couple’s 4 year old twins.

Buffington-Quaid reportedly plans to seek a divorce and filed for legal separation because she has only lived in California for a few months. In California, a person seeking a divorce must reside in the state for a minimum of 6 months and in the county that they are filing in for a minimum of 3 months.

The Quaids have been married for 8 years. Buffington-Quaid filed for divorce in Texas earlier this year but dismissed her case 2 months later.

Source:, “Dennis Quaid’s Wife Files for Separation – Divorce to Follow,” October 19, 2012

Texas Woman Seeks Divorce from Husband Accused of Hiring Hitmen to Kill Her

A Dallas-area woman has filed for divorce after surviving a August 18th shooting that put her in a coma and left her missing an eye.

Nancy Howard filed for divorce in September from her husband Frank after waking up from the coma. Mr. Howard allegedly spent more than $100,000 on a series of hitmen and is accused by a former employer of embezzling millions of dollars to pay for a mistress in California and the hitmen.

Frank Howard denies that he tried to have his wife killed and says that he wants to reconcile with her. “He has three beautiful children, a long marriage with a lovely wife who does not want to divorce him,” said his attorney Arch McColl.

Mr. Howard admitted that he had a three year affair with the other woman. He has been charged with solicitation to commit murder and is out on $1 million bail.

Source: New York Daily News, “Woman wants divorce from husband accused of hiring hitmen to kill her,” Anthony Bartkewicz, September 20, 2012

“Dancing with the Stars” Pros Announce Plans to Divorce

“Dancing with the Stars” professionals Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts have announced that they are getting divorced.

The couple married in 2002 after getting engaged on Valentine’s Day. They do not have any children.

Trebunskaya has been paired with Drew Lachey and Roberts’ notable celeb dance partners include Marie Osmond and Heather Mills.

Source:, “ ‘Dancing with the Stars’ divorce for Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts,” Theresa Leschmann, October 18, 2012

Dinesh D’Souza Files for Divorce

Conservative political commentator Dinesh D’Souza has filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years.

D’Souza (51) filed for divorce from Dixie Brubaker (44) on October 4th in San Diego County Superior Court. The couple married in 1992 and has one daughter (Danielle).

D’Souza says that he is engaged to Denise Odie Joseph II (29).  D’Souza is the president of King’s College, a Christian liberal arts college in New York City.

Source:  Washington Post, “Love, etc.: Dinesh D’Souza divorcing wife amid new relationship with young woman,” Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger, October 16, 2012