Country music star Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife Jessica Ussery.
Aldean filed for divorce in Tennessee on April 26th. Aldean and Ussery were high school sweethearts and have been married for 11 years. The couple has two children.
Aldean’s marital problems first surfaced when he was spotted kissing “American Idol” contestant Brittany Kerr in a Hollywood bar last September when he was in town for a concert.
Source: TMZ.com, “Jason Aldean Files for Divorce – Kiss This Marriage Goodbye,” April 29, 2013
Danica Patrick’s divorce from Paul Hospenthal has been finalized.
Patrick announced her plans to divorce Hospenthal on Facebook in November 2012 and filed for divorce in Arizona state court on January 3rd. Patrick and Hospenthal were married for 7 years. Patrick acknowledged her relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in early February.
A consent decree to Patrick’s divorce was signed by a judge on April 15th. According to documents filed with the court, Patrick and Hospenthal signed a prenuptial agreement before their marriage in 2005. Patrick stated in court documents that the couple “acquire[d] community property during [their] marriage, and it will be divided as indicated on a Settlement Agreement which will be submitted to the court at a later date.”
Source: ESPN.com, “Danica Patrick’s divorce official,” David Newton, April 25, 2013
Tina and Joe Simpson’s divorce has been finalized.
Jessica Simpson’s mother filed for divorce in Texas last year. The couple was married for 34 years.
Source: TMZ.com, “Jessica Simpson’s Parents – Divorce Final,” April 25, 2013
Kim Kardashian and Kris Kumphries’s divorce saga is finally over.
According to a report by TMZ, Humphries agreed to drop his request for an annulment based on fraud and a judge dissolved the couple’s marriage this morning. Notwithstanding Humphries’s earlier demand for $7 million, he received no money from Kardashian and the parties have agreed to bear their own attorney’s fees and costs.
The couple will have to file papers with the court to wrap up their divorce. The judge handling their case reportedly told Kardashian, “Congratulations on your dissolution.” Kardashian asked the court to refrain from sanctioning Humphries for failing to show up to a settlement conference last week.
Source: TMZ.com, “Kim K / Kris H Officially Divorced,” April 19, 2013
Former Los Angeles Dodgers owners Frank and Jamie McCourt’s divorce trial is set to begin tomorrow.
The McCourts were married for almost 30 years and have 4 children. The couple settled their divorce in October 2011. As part of their settlement agreement, Mr. McCourt was allowed to keep the Dodgers in exchange for $131 million. McCourt subsequently sold the baseball franchise for $2.1 billion in March 2012.
Jamie McCourt moved to set aside the couple’s divorce settlement agreement in October 2012 on the ground that Mr. McCourt defrauded her and grossly understated the value of the Dodgers. McCourt estimated the team’s value at $300 million during the parties’ settlement talks.
Jamie McCourt is seeking $770 million from her former husband. A trial is set to begin on Friday and is expected to last 3 days.
Source: CBS Los Angeles, “Frank, Jamie McCourt Headed Back to Court Over Bigger Divorce Settlement,” April 17, 2013
A northern New Jersey man shot his wife after she asked for a divorce.
David Noll and Karen McCoy were married for 25 years when McCoy asked Noll requested a divorce. Noll shot McCoy on November 18, 2010 in the driveway of their home in Rockaway Township.
McCoy was shot with a .38-caliber handgun in the back, chest, and buttocks. She subsequently recovered from her wounds.
Noll pled guilty to attempted murder charges in February and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday. He was also sentenced to one year for violating a restraining order and sending letters to McCoy from jail.
Noll was condemned by his ex-wife and two adult sons as “pathetic” and a “coward” during the sentencing hearing. Noll’s sons said that he was abusive and controlling. The 54 year old man said that he had a “rough upbringing” and hopes that this family forgives him “someday.”
Source: NBC Philadelphia, “Wife Asks for Divorce, Husband Shoots Her,” April 14, 2013
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were ordered to come back to court for another settlement conference after Humphries failed to show up for settlement talks on Friday.
A trial on Humphries’s request for an annulment is set for May 6th and is expected to last a week. Kardashian and her attorneys met in court with Humphries’s lawyers on Friday for a mandatory settlement conference but no deal was reached.
Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg scheduled another settlement conference for April 19th and ordered Humphries to personally attend the hearing. Goldberg also set a hearing on the issue of whether Humphries should be sanctioned and fined for not showing up to court on Friday.
Humphries is seeking an annulment because he believes that Kardashian only married him because of her realty show. Kardashian denies the allegations and is seeking a divorce.
Source: Fox News, “No settlement reached in Kim Kardashian divorce case,” Associated Press, April 12, 2013
Jane Seymour and James Keach are planning on getting divorced.
A representative for the couple confirmed that the couple has been separated for several months and is negotiating the terms of their divorce.
Seymour and Keach were married in 1993 and have twin 17 year old sons together. This is Seymour’s fourth marriage.
Source: New York Daily News, “Actress Jane Seymour and husband James Keach split,” Christina Boyle, April 13, 2013
The wife of Tony! Toni! Toné member D’wayne Wiggins has filed for divorce.
Wiggins and Michelle Lochin-Wiggins have been married for 12 years. The couple has two sons (ages 17 and 14). Lochin-Wiggins is seeking sole legal and physical custody of the children.
Source: TMZ.com, “Tony! Toni! Toné! – Divorce! Divorce! Divorce!,” April 10, 2013
Fleetwood Mac drummer and founder Mick Fleetwood has filed for legal separation from his wife.
Fleetwood and Lynn Susan Frankel were married in 1995 and have two twin daughters (age 11). Fleetwood is seeking joint legal custody of the children, but wants his wife to have primary physical custody. This is Fleetwood’s third marriage.
In California, a legal separation is similar to a divorce in that assets are divided and the court will determine issues such as spousal support, child custody and visitation, and child support.
Legal separation is an attractive alternative to divorce for couples who want to lead separate lives but remain married for religious reasons or to hold onto to their insurance benefits. Legal separation is also available to couples who do not meet California’s residency requirements for divorce (6 months of residency in California and 3 months in the county that you seek to get a divorce). Once the residency requirements are met, a couple can amend their petition to seek a divorce.
Source: TMZ.com, “Mick Fleetwood Tells Wife: You Can Go Your Own Way,” April 9, 2013