Billionaire Mark Pincus is embroiled in a high stakes divorce battle with his wife, Alison Gelb Pincus.
The Silicon Valley power couple has been married for more than 8 years. They have 3 children together.
Mark is the founder of Zynga and an early Facebook and Twitter Investor. Alison is the co-founder of One Kings Lane, which was sold to Bed Bath & Beyond in 2016 for $30 million.
Alison filed for divorce in San Francisco County Superior Court. The estranged couple is asking for joint custody of the children and Alison is asking the court to invalidate a prenuptial (or premarital) agreement. Mark founded Zynga in 2007, a year before the couple married. Zynga became a $1 billion company within 4 years and Mark is worth $1.28 billion.
Source: New York Post, “Zynga Billionaire Mark Pincus embroiled in big-money divorce,” Emily Smith, March 30, 2017
Amber Heard has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp.
Heard filed a petition for dissolution of marriage on Monday. The couple married in February 2015. According to TMZ, there is no prenuptial agreement.
Source: TMZ.com, “Johnny Depp – Amber Heard Files For Divorce – On Heels of His Mom’s Death,” May 25, 2016
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
Actress Danica McKellar’s divorce from Mike Verta has been finalized.
The couple married in 2009 and has a 2 year old son. McKellar filed for divorce in June 2012.
A judgment dissolving their marriage was entered by a California judge this past week. According to documents obtained by TMZ, a prenuptial agreement governed the settlement terms of their divorce.
Source: TMZ.com, “Danica McKellar Officially Single,” February 23, 2013
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: TMZ.com, “Jeremy Shockey Spikes Marriage – Files for Divorce After 8 Months,” January 6, 2013
The wife of former Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones has filed for divorce.
Nicole Jones filed for divorce in Georgia state court about a week after she accused him of domestic violence. The couple has been married for 10 years.
Jones was arrested on December 25th after Nicole told police that he dragged her down the stairs of their home by the ankle, got on top of her and grabbed her neck, and threatened to kill her. Jones was allegedly intoxicated at the time of incident and had already passed out when the police arrived at the couple’s home. Jones was freed on bond after his arrest.
Nicole is seeking joint custody of their 9 year old son, spousal and child support, and half of the parties’ property. She also wants to have a prenuptial agreement declared null and void.
Jones recently signed a $3.5 million, one year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan.
Source: Yahoo! Sports, “Wife of ex-Brave Andruw Jones files for divorce,” Kate Brumback (Associated Press), January 2, 2013
The husband of “Real Housewives” star Adrienne Maloof has filed for legal separation.
Dr. Paul Nassif filed for legal separation in Los Angeles County Superior Court this morning. According to Nassif, the couple signed a prenuptial agreement.
Maloof and Nassif have been married since 2002. Nassif is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their children.
Source: TMZ.com, “ ‘Real Housewives’ Dr. Paul Pulls Trigger on Separation from Adrienne Maloof,” July 30, 2012
A federal court in Tennessee ordered a woman to pay her ex-husband $20,000 for installing spyware on his computers in an attempt to get an upper hand in their divorce case.
James Roy Klumb sued Crystal Goan in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee for violating federal and state wiretapping laws. According to Klumb, his ex-wife installed spyware on his computers to intercept his emails and alter some of them to look like he was having an affair.
Goan also altered the parties’ prenuptial agreement to include a penalty clause for infidelity and tricked Klumb into signing it. Under Goan’s version of the prenuptial agreement, the agreement would become null and void if one spouse committed adultery and the injured spouse would get ¾ of the couple’s marital assets.
Goan claimed that Klumb consented to the installation of the spyware to prevent his son from looking at pornography and monitor whether his lumber company’s trade secrets were being leaked to a competitor. However, Goan had previously denied that she had ever installed the software during recorded conversations with Klumb.
The court awarded Klumb $10,000 in statutory damages for the wiretapping violations and an additional $10,0000 in punitive damages for Goan’s “egregious conduct.”
Source: Courthouse News Service, “Ex-Wife Owes $20K for Spyware Divorce Scheme,” Annie Youderian, July 25, 2012
Former pitcher Kris Benson has filed for divorce from his wife Anna.
The couple married in 1999 and has three children. Benson pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, and Arizona Diamondbacks. He retired from baseball in 2010. Anna Benson starred in “Baseball Wives,” VH1’s short-lived reality show.
According to Anna, she was served with divorce papers in March after discovering evidence of an affair with one of her best friends. Anna says she is receiving $4,000 per month in child support pursuant to a prenuptial agreement that she signed, but she and the children are virtually homeless. She claims that Benson tricked her into selling their 8,000 square foot Georgia mansion and broke a promise to help her get another home.
Kris Benson told a Fox affiliate, “As much as I’d love to comment about these accusations, I think it’s best for myself and my children that I let things be handled legally, not through the media.”
Source: Fox News.com, “Exclusive: ‘Baseball Wives’ star Anna Benson says husband filed for divorce; kids registered as ‘homeless’ for school,” Meaghan Murphy, July 19, 2012
Actress Danica McKellar has filed for divorce from her husband Mike Verta.
McKellar played Winnie Cooper on the “The Wonder Years” and Verta is a composer. The couple married in March 2009 and has a one year old son.
McKellar is seeking joint custody of their son and alleges that the couple signed a prenuptial agreement.
Source: TMZ.com, “Winnie From ‘Wonder Years’ Files for Divorce,” June 6, 2012