The Divorcing Couple No Longer Need A Family Home
The multi-million dollar mansion in Toluca Lake, CA where former Miley Cyrus boyfriend/underwear model Justin Gaston spent his formative years is about to be put up for sale. As you may recall, Billy Ray and Leticia Tish Cyrus announced back in October that they are divorcing (amid rumors that Tish cheated with Bret Michaels), therefore, they no longer need to own a home together. More »
"The tone was light and fun ... They aren't reconciling."
Last Tuesday we learned the sad news that married couple Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson decided to end their marriage and a couple of days later, Scarlett showed up in Jamaica with her BFFs in an effort to get away from all the media attention. This weekend, she made her way back to NYC and was reportedly spotted in the close company of her estranged husband Ryan Reynolds. According to People magazine, the couple enjoyed a “friendly meal” together in an effort to remain cordial with one another as they move forward with their divorce … because, apparently, the couple are not reconciling: More »
History Has Been Made Today
Earlier today, History was made here in the United States of America. By a vote of 63-33, the US Senate voted to cut off debate on the US Military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy which bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in all branches of the US military and moved the matter forward to a final vote that just took place in Washington DC to officially repeal the policy. By a vote of 65-31 (when only a simple majority vote of 51 was needed), the US Senate has officially voted to repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy … paving the way for gays and lesbians to serve openly in the US Military. Now, there is still a bit of procedural work to be done and a mandatory 60 day grace period has to take place but the days of the US Military’s discrimination against gays and lesbians are OVER! More »
Julia Stiles vehemently denies that she had an affair with MCH
On Tuesday we learned the very sad news that Dexter co-stars and real life married couple Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter have decided to end their marriage … and today we learn that the couple have taken things one step further toward divorce. Jennifer filed divorce papers in SoCal yesterday which very likely means that there will be no reconciliation:
TMZ has learned … Jennifer Carpenter just filed her petition for divorce this afternoon from her “Dexter” co-star Michael C. Hall … but it turns out they’ve been separated for a long time. According to the document, the date of separation is listed as August 9, 2010. Carpenter cites “irreconcilable differences” in the petition filed in L.A. County Superior Court. Carpenter is also asking for spousal support and for attorney’s fees. The couple, who married in 2008, have no children.
UGH … this break-up is just so sad. I just can’t get over it. What makes the matter even worse is the irresponsible rumors going around that actress Julia Stiles has anything to do with the couple’s break-up. It is the easiest and laziest assumption to claim that Julia — who joined the cast of Dexter this season in a guest starring role — started an extramarital affair with MCH and to blame her for the split. I just don’t understand how people can believe a cheating claim like this when it is based on no proof at all. Just because MCH and Julia Stiles acted together on the show, they had to have been engaging in a cheating affair? Because of all of the irresponsible rumors, Julia Stiles felt compelled to issue a statement denying that she had anything to do with MCH and Jennifer‘s split. After the jump, read Julia‘s full statement … More »
On Tuesday we learned the somewhat surprising but not altogether shocking news that actors Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds decided to end their marriage … and today we get to see photos snapped a few months ago in Barcelona, Spain of ScarJo hanging out with a handsome, mysterious man … who is NOT Ryan Reynolds. Now just because the pair were vacationing together does not mean anything untoward was going on … but in light of the couple’s split (which, I understand, happened “some time ago”) these photos might take on new meaning. People magazine is reporting that Ryan tried to keep things together with Scarlett but she wasn’t interested so … HMMMM:
Confronting the problems that distance had created in their marriage, Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson at first believed the relationship might not be irretrievably broken, a source close to Reynolds tells PEOPLE. The source says Johansson, in particular, was feeling the strain, and that Reynolds tried to improve their situation. “At first it was … let’s fix this,” the source says. “And then it got to the point where it was just, if it’s not working, it’s not working. He’s an adult, and he finally just said they should stop.” The couple’s age difference – she is 26, he is 34 – may also have been a factor. “She’s young, and that played into how she’s able to deal with things,” the source says. The source believes the couple decided “pretty recently” to divorce, before the problems got any worse. “They’re doing it this way because there’s no drama, there’s no cheating, there’s no nothing. These are just two people who love each other who are not going to be together anymore.” As for reports that Reynolds was involved with costar Blake Lively, several sources insist it isn’t true. “They worked together and got along really well,” says a source. “But there’s not more to it.” Another source adds that Reynolds is planning to let Johansson file for divorce first. And following the dissolution of their two-year marriage, healing will take time. “Ultimately, this is the best thing to keep both of them happy and healthy in the long run,” the source says. “But yeah, he’s sad. They both are.”
The age difference does make sense … Scarlett is still very young, very likely still sowin’ her oats while Ryan is older, ready to settle down. It sounds like they just want different things right now. Now, as for this new dude … who knows what is really going on but earlier today we learned that single girl Scarlett took off to Jamaica with her BFFs to enjoy some downtime so … yeah, I’m thinkin’ she’s just happy to be single again. I really fell for Ryan, tho. He seems like such a sweetheart … it’s a bummer that his marriage didn’t work out. I’m sure he’ll bounce back when he’s good and ready. I just hope he finds the right girl next time … he is so worth settling down with Mrs. Right.
[Photo credit: INFdaily; Source]
Posted under: Scarlett Johansson
Uh oh! We’ve got another celebrity break-up to discuss … and this one is even bigger than Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter‘s split. The very married Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have split up! Despite the fact that both Ryan and Scarlett have recently professed their love for one another in the press, TMZ reports that the couple are living apart and are planning to divorce. Sad but true, ScRyan are dunzo, y’all!
TMZ has learned Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have separated. We’re told Ryan and Scarlett are living apart. And we’re told it’s amicable. We’re told Ryan and Scarlett are living apart. And we’re told it’s amicable. Ryan and Scarlett released a statement through their rep, telling TMZ,
“After long and careful consideration on both our parts, we’ve decided to end our marriage. We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”
Ryan told GQ in September, Scarlett was “the best part” of his life, though he said having a family was “a few years down the road.” Ryan was named PEOPLE magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive last month. Interesting — the couple was rarely seen out together. The most visible appearance — at the Tony Awards this past June. The couple was married in September, 2008.
It’s strange, the couple kinda popped up out of nowhere when they started going out … then the secret wedding … and now the sudden split. Doesn’t it kinda sound like they rushed into things a bit and ended up figuring out that they weren’t meant to be married? As you may recall, Ryan was engaged to Alanis Morissette shortly before he left her for Scarlett … now Alanis is happily married and expecting the birth of her first child. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about the death of ScRyan in the days to come … still, as surprising as this news is … I can’t say I’m totally shocked. What do y’all think?
The Death of Zanessa
Dexter co-stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter aren’t the only celeb couple calling it quits this week … High School Musical co-stars and real life sweethearts Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have, too, decided to end their relationship. Altho Zanessa were not attached in any legal sense, they’ve been dating for years! But, alas, young love can be a fickle thing. Zac and Vanessa are dunzo, y’all!
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are over … The two, who started dating when they were just teenagers costarring in the hit High School Musical franchise, recently called it quits. “It’s nothing dramatic,” one source said. “There’s no third party involved.” Says another source, “They were together for so long. It just ran its course.” Sources insist they remain friends.
While Zanessa lasted longer than I thought they would I can’t say I’m terribly surprised that their relationship has run its course. They are both so young, it makes sense that they would decide to test the waters with other folks. To be honest, I really liked Zac and Vanessa together … they made a great pair and seemed well-suited for one another. Who knows, maybe they’ll end up together again some day? In the meantime, I’ll be very interested to see who they’ll each hook up with next.
Wouldn’t Zac make a great boyfriend for Taylor Swift?
Apparently, the couple have been separated for "some time"
Very sad news to pass along today … Dexter co-stars and real life husband and wife Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter have decided to end their marriage after only about 2 years together. I first got word of this split while on an airplane late yesterday and I literally gasped out loud and frightened the woman seated next to me. Needless to say, I was very shocked and bummed to hear the news that MCH and Jennifer Carpenter are dunzo:
After nearly two years of marriage, Dexter stars Michael C. Hall, 39, and Jennifer Carpenter, 31, are divorcing. An exclusive joint statement to EW from their representatives read: “Having been separated for some time, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall have filed for divorce.” Both reps add that the split was amicable. The couple — who met on the set of the Showtime drama, in which she plays his foster sister — married on December 31, 2008. Hall completed treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this year.
I have to admit … I thought it was odd when it was first reported that MCH and Jennifer were dating, but only because they play brother and sister on Dexter and I had a hard time seeing them as non relations. But once I got used to the idea that they were romantically involved, I really loved them together. When MCH endured his cancer battle and came out victorious, I was so happy to know that Jennifer was by his side the whole way. We do not know what the cause of the split was nor do we know when the couple first became separated … but we do know now that the couple are over. As you may know, the 5th season of Dexter just ended on Sunday and then news of the split came yesterday on Monday … it’s clear they held off on announcing the news until the Dexter finale. Since they are both very talented professionals, I don’t expect this split to ruin their working relationship on the show (Dexter will be back for Season 6) but still … it’s a major bum out :(
"Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me"
Yesterday we got a sneak preview of Christina Aguilera‘s new interview with People magazine wherein she opens up, again, about her split from hubby Jordan Bratman. As you may recall, in the quotes we read yesterday, Xtina confirmed (all too quickly, IMHO) that she is currently dating Matthew Rutler. Today we get to read a few more comments from Xtina‘s new People interview, comments which focus more on the demise of her marriage to Jordy:
Christina Aguilera remembers vividly how she felt as she signed the papers in her divorce from music exec Jordan Bratman. “Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me, I knew I had to end it,” the Burlesque star, 29, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “I really didn’t want to hurt Jordan, and I felt torn about splitting our family up.” The decision to end her marriage of five years was not easy for Aguilera, but she strongly felt she had to do what she thought best for her and Jordan’s 2-year-old son. “When you’re unhappy in your marriage, your children are the ones who suffer,” says the Grammy-winning pop singer, whose own parents’ tumultuous relationship led to divorce when she was 7. “That’s the last thing I wanted for my son.”
The full text of Xtina‘s interview with People magazine, which will undoubtedly include more about her new relationship with Matthew, will be available in this week’s issue of the mag on newsstands tomorrow. I still think it’s a bad idea to rebound so publicly with a new relationship so soon after filing for divorce but every couple is different and every situation is different. I still have my suspicions about what is really going on with Xtina and her private life but in the end, I only wish her all the happiness in the world.
Newly separated and currently divorcing couple Eva Longoria and Tony Parker were spotted at lunch together at a hotel restaurant here in LA recently and it looks like they were discussing everything other than getting back together. Of course, it’s impossible to know what the pair were talking about based on only photos but my guess is that the couple were not talking reconciliation:
Tony Parker and Eva Longoria reunited for a lunch date in L.A. on Wednesday — two weeks after she filed to divorce him in Cali … which was followed by Tony’s own filing in Texas. Awwwwkward. They met on neutral ground … at a hotel in the L.A. area. Tony was in town because his San Antonio Spurs played the Clippers last night — but based on Eva’s gestures and Tony’s expressions … we’re guessing there was little hoops strategy discussed.
TMZ has a bunch of photos from this awkward lunch HERE. It should also be noted that Eva and Tony met privately, without any lawyers present. It sounds like they wanted to get a few things straight between them before their legal representatives hammer out the final details in court. Based solely on this photo (Eva‘s stance, the look on Tony‘s face) it would appear that Eva is the one in the driver’s seat. HMMMM.
[Photo credit: GSI; Source]
Posted under: Eva Longoria, Tony Parker