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Celebritology 2.0 Archive: Splits

Ashlee Simpson files for divorce from Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz with then fiancee Ashlee Simpson at the 2008 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. (Getty Images) Remember Ashlee Simpson? Jessica Simpson's little sister. The one who flubbed up her lip-synching performance on "SNL" back in 2004, disappeared, then resurfaced in 2006 with a trim new nose. Not ringing a bell? Perhaps you remember her for her short stint on the CW's "Melrose Place" reboot. No? Well, anyway, today Simpson filed for divorce from husband of two years Pete Wentz. You'll surely remember Wentz as The Guy Married to Ashlee Simpson, because we're pretty sure you don't remember him as the bassist of so-so indie rock band Fall Out Boy. According to TMZ, there's no prenup in place and Simpson is asking for spousal and child support in addition to primary physical custody of the couple's son, 2-year-old Bronx Mowgli. Source: TMZ...

By Liz Kelly  | February 9, 2011; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Celebrities, Relationships, Splits  | Tags:  Ashlee Simpson, Pete Wentz  
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Jude Law and Sienna Miller split ... again

Law and Miller in 2004. (AP) We were so pulling for Jude Law and Sienna Miller this time around. I mean, she must really have loved the guy -- taking him back after all that unfortunate nanny business and whatnot. But, alas, the couple is not destined for eternal togetherness. According to a spokesperson for Miller, the actress and Law are "no longer in a relationship." Perhaps it's because we never invented an affectionate portmanteau for them. You know "Jienna" or "Liller" or "Maw." "It is mutual and amicable and they are still friends," a friend of the actors told People. Maybe Miller never could quite get over the whole nanny thing. In 2005, Law admitted to having an affair with his childrens' nanny (he has three children with ex Sadie Frost). Or perhaps she wasn't all that comfortable with Law fathering a child with model Samantha Burke in...

By Liz Kelly  | February 9, 2011; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Celebrities, Relationships, Splits  | Tags:  Jude Law, Sienna Miller  
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Tony Hawk files for divorce from third wife

Tony Hawk. (AP) When it comes to marriage, it's a rough road for pro skateboarder Tony Hawk. The guy who virtually put skateboarding on the map -- and we mean virtually, thanks to the "Tony Hawk Pro Skater" series of video games -- on Monday announced that his marriage had hit the skids. Hawk and soon-to-be ex-wife Lhotse Merriam released this joint statement to People: "We have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. We remain deeply committed and loving parents to our daughter, and out of respect for that responsibility we ask that people honor our family's privacy during this important time of transition. Thank you for your understanding." The couple, who married in 2006, have one daughter, Kadence Clover Hawk. Hawk was married to Erin Lee from 1996 - 2004 (the couple had two sons) and Cindy Dunbar from 1990 - 1993 (the couple had one...

By Liz Kelly  | February 7, 2011; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Splits  
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Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin split

Mila Kunis in 2009's "Extract." (Miramax Film Corp.) Macaulay Culkin is, we presume, home alone after a rep for "Black Swan" co-star Mila Kunis confirmed to the New York Post's Page Six that the couple has broken up. "The split was amicable, and they remain close friends," her rep said in a statement. And they aren't the first celeb couple to call it quits in the new year. As reported in the Morning Mix, John Mellencamp and wife Elaine Irwin announced plans to divorce and (if anyone even cares) Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach split from his wife of 20 years. This is a continuation of a trend that started in December, when Scarlett Johannson and Ryan Reynolds and Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens announced their respective splits on the same tragic day. Source: New York Post...

By Liz Kelly  | January 3, 2011; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Splits  | Tags:  Macaulay Culkin, Mila Kunis  
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Most surprising celebrity break-up of 2010?

Jesse James and Sandra Bullock, pre-split. (AP) Despite some last-minute engagements (Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millipied, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian), 2010 was rough-going for celebrity romance. Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Bullock and Jesse James, Courteney Cox and David Arquette -- all called it quits in 2010. But which break-up caught you the most off guard? After the jump, vote in our poll......

By Liz Kelly  | December 29, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Celebrities, Insta-Polls, Splits  
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Rihanna breaks up with Matt Kemp [Rumor Mill]

Rihanna's latest album. (Def Jam) Rihanna is reportedly single again after breaking up with Matt Kemp, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder she's been dating for the past year. An "insider" tells Us Weekly that Kemp was, "sick of always following after her like a puppy dog all over the world. He wants something more normal." Well that sounds credible. Umm. Rihanna couldn't be reached for comment, but if true, the split would only add to the recent spate of celebrity break-ups (ScarJo/Ryan Gosling, Michael C. Hall/Jennifer Carpenter, Zac Efron/Vanessa Hudgens). Source: Us Weekly...

By Liz Kelly  | December 28, 2010; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Celebrities, Rumor Mill, Splits  | Tags:  Rihanna  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds split, Liz Kelly , December 14, 2010
Charlie Sheen files for divorce, Liz Kelly , November 2, 2010
Billy Ray Cyrus files for divorce, Liz Kelly , October 28, 2010
Courteney Cox and David Arquette separate, Liz Kelly , October 12, 2010
George Lopez divorcing wife of 17 years, Liz Kelly , September 27, 2010
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