Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti Announce Plans to Divorce

Ashley Judd and Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced that they are getting divorced after 11 years of marriage.

The couple issued the following statement to People magazine: “We have mutually decided to end our marriage. We’ll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed.”

Judd later tweeted “Family forever. @dariofranchitti.” Franchitti responded with a similar tweet.

The couple married in 2001 in a castle in Scotland, which is the race car driver’s home country.

Source: USA Today Sports, “Ashley Judd, Dario Franchitti announce plan to divorce,” Jeff Gluck, January 30, 2013

Rupert Sanders’s Wife Files for Divorce

Liberty Ross has filed for divorce from director Rupert Sanders.

Sanders made headlines in July when it was revealed that he was having an affair with “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart. Sanders directed Stewart in “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Ross filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court. She is seeking joint custody of the couple’s two children. Sanders and Ross were married in 2002.

Source:, “Liberty Ross Files for Divorce from Rupert Sanders,” January 25, 2013

Kelly Hildebrandt Files for Divorce from Kelly Hildebrandt

A couple who met on Facebook and fell in love because they shared the same name is getting divorced.

Kelly Katrina Hildebrandt met Kelly Carl Hildebrandt in 2008 when she typed her name into Facebook’s search engine to see who shared her name. When Kelly Carl’s profile popped up, she emailed him about the coincidence.

Emails led to phone calls and visits and the couple was married in 2009. However, a shared name wasn’t enough to keep them together. Kelly Carl told a local Miami news station, “She’s a Florida girl, and I’m a Texas guy. We really did come from pretty different worlds.”

Source: Yahoo News, “Couple sharing same name have split,” Claudine Zap, January 14, 2013

Mel Gibson’s Father Finalizes Divorce

Hutton Gibson and Teddy Joye Hicks’s divorce is official.

Gibson and Hicks married in 2001 and separated in May 2012. Gibson filed for divorce a month later.

The couple’s divorce became final on January 3rd. They reportedly split $22,000 in community property. Hicks reportedly got to keep $640,000 in cash and savings as her separate property. Gibson got to keep $22,595 as his separate property.

Gibson is 94 years old and the father of actor Mel Gibson.

Source:, “Mel Gibson’s Dad Officially Divorced And She’s Got Bank,” January 4, 2013

Buzz Aldrin’s Divorce Finalized

Buzz Aldrin’s divorce from Lois Driggs Cannon is now final.

The divorce became final shortly after Christmas. Aldrin filed for divorce in June 2011. The couple was married for 23 years and did not have any children.

According to TMZ, Cannon received half of a $475,000 bank account and half of Aldrin’s profits from his businesses, trademarks, and stocks. Aldrin also agreed to pay Cannon $9,500 in monthly spousal support and 30% of his annual income (which was estimated at more than $600,000).

This is Aldrin’s third marriage.

Source:, “Buzz Aldrin Officially Divorced,” January 7, 2013

Actress Lyndsy Fonseca Files for Divorce

Actress Lyndsy Fonseca has filed for divorce from Matthew Smiley.

Fonseca filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The couple was married in April 2009 and separated in July 2012. They do not have any children.

Fonseca has had roles on “The Young and the Restless,” “Desperate Housewives,” and “How I Met Your Mother.” She also starred in the 2010 action-comedy “Kick-Ass.”

Source:, “ ‘Kick-Ass’ Smoking Hot Actress Files for Divorce,” January 13, 2013

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Announce Reconciliation and Plans to Call Off Divorce

Vanessa Bryant has called off her divorce from LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

Vanessa filed for divorce in December 2011 after 10½ years of marriage. The couple has two daughters – Natalia (9) and Giana (6).

Kobe and Vanessa announced on Friday (via social media) that they are reconciling and will be dismissing their divorce action.

Source:, “Kobe Bryant’s Wife Drops Divorce,” January 11, 2013

Former Panthers’ Tight End Jeremy Shockey Files for Divorce

Jeremy Shockey filed for divorce from his wife Daniela Cortazar-Shockey after 8 months of marriage.

The couple married in May 2012 and separated in October 2012. According to Shockey, Daniela signed a prenuptial agreement.

Shockey played for the Carolina Panthers during the 2011 season, but was not re-signed for 2012. He is currently an unrestricted free agent.

Source:, “Jeremy Shockey Spikes Marriage – Files for Divorce After 8 Months,” January 6, 2013

“Real Housewives of OC” Star Files for Divorce

Former “Real Housewives of OC” star Lynne Curtin has filed for divorce from her husband Frank Curtin.

Curtin filed for divorce in Orange County Superior Court. The couple married in 1990 and separated in January 2012. They have two children together (who are no longer minors).

According to TMZ, Curtin is seeking spousal support but does not know the extent of the parties’ assets.

Source:, “ ‘Real Housewives of OC’ Star – Happy New Year… I’m Getting Divorced,” December 29, 2012

Bethenny Frankel Files for Divorce

Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel has filed for divorce from Jason Hoppy.

Frankel filed for divorce in New York state court last week. The couple announced their split in December. Frankel and Hoppy married in March 2010 and have a 2 year old daughter (Bryn).

Source:, “Bethenny Frankel Files for Divorce,” January 5, 2013