Billy Ray Cyrus to Divorce

The wife of Billy Ray Cyrus has filed for divorce.

Tish Cyrus filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday. The couple has been married for 19 years. They have 5 children, but only one of them (Noah, age 13) is still a minor. Tish Cyrus is seeking sole legal and physical custody of Noah with visitation to Billy Ray.

Billy Ray Cyrus filed for divorce 3 years ago but dismissed the case as the couple tried to work things out and reconcile.

Source: TMZ.com, “Billy Ray Cyrus’ Wife Files for Divorce,” June 13, 2013

Vladimir Putin and Wife Lyudmila Divorce

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila announced on national television last week that they have divorced.

The announcement was made during a staged interview with a television reporter after a ballet performance of “Esmeralda” at the Kremlin’s private theater. After asking the Putins a few questions about what they thought of the performance, the reporter asked them, “You show up in public so rarely, and there are rumors that you don’t live together. Is that true or not?” The couple reportedly exchanged a knowing glance and Putin said, “Well, it is so.”

The Putins were married for 30 years. The first indication that they parted ways surfaced in April 2008 when a Russian newspaper ran a story claiming that Putin left his wife to marry 24 year old Olympic gymnast and parliament member Alina Kabaeva. The newspaper, Moskovsky Korrespondent, also claimed that the divorce was finalized in February 2008.

The newspaper was shut down shortly thereafter by its publisher on the ground that it was unprofitable in a not so subtle message to the Russian media about violating Putin’s privacy.

Source: Time, “From Russia, Without Love: Vladimir Putin Divorces Wife Lyudmila,” Simon Shuster, June 6, 2013

Kim Kardashian’s Divorce from Kris Humphries is Official

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’s divorce became final on Monday.

The couple famously married on August 20, 2011 in a lavish wedding ceremony that was aired on the E! Entertainment channel. Kardashian filed for divorce 72 days later in October.

Humphries sued for an annulment and claimed that Kardashian defrauded him and never intended for the couple to have a real marriage. The couple settled their dispute in April and Humphries agreed to a divorce.

Kardashian and her boyfriend Kanye West are expecting a baby daughter in July.

Source: CNN.com, “Kim Kardashian’s divorce is finally final,” Alan Duke, February 4, 2013