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Another celebrity couple is throwing in the towel…
According to TMZ, Melika Payne, wife of “Martin” actor Carl Payne Jr., filed for divorce with the L.A. County Superior Court last month. It’s unclear what ruined the couple’s 22-year marriage, but Melika cites “irreconcilable differences” in her filing.
Melika’s decision probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise to her famous husband, as the couple has been legally separated since 2012. She is requesting sole physical custody and joint legal custody of their son. Melika is also requesting spousal support from her actor husband.
The estranged couple tied to knot back in 1992. They have been legally married for twenty-two years, but legally separated for two of those years.
Yesterday we told you about a few rumors that were circulating about a split between Big Sean and fiancée, Naya Rivera, after he reportedly confessed to being unfaithful. As it turns out, those rumors may only be half-true. A representative on behalf of the Detroit rapper has confirmed to TMZ that the wedding is indeed off, but they insist that the “recent rumors and accusations” about him cheating are completely false.
A source claiming to be close to the “Beware” rapper says that he called off the wedding weeks ago because Naya was way “too controlling” and had serious jealousy issues in regard to the women he met and worked with while on tour. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Naya was busy typing up a furious tweet accusing Sean of stealing from her.
Sources close to the couple say that Sean did in fact take a Rolex from Naya’s house, but it was the Rolex that he purchased for himself when he became successful. According to reports, he gave it to Naya to hold, not to keep. So when the jig was up, he took it back. As you may recall, Sean and Naya announced their engagement after just six months of dating. Knowing Sean, we can probably expect a few detailed songs about their relationship and breakup pretty soon. However, in the meantime, while we wait, I guess we can cue that song Naya released a few months ago dissing Sean’s exes.
The tabloids screamed of being “shocked!” when these couples split. But upon a little further investigation, these celebrity breakups and “conscious uncouplings” were a long time coming.
Last October we told you that Master P’s estranged wife, Sonia Miller, had officially filed for divorce from the hip hop mogul after 24 years of marriage. While her specific reason for leaving the rapper, whose real name is Percy Miller Sr., was not made clear, she did claim that the marriage was broken due to “irreconcilable differences.”
Five months after her initial filing, she’s reportedly claiming that she is facing severe financial hardship, TMZ reports. Things have gotten so bad that she reportedly had to move into her son, Romeo’s, home with her other four children and apply for public assistance. On the other hand, she says her estranged husband is worth an estimated $200 million.
As far as their divorce goes, P has yet to even respond to Sonia’s divorce petition and has been fined $10,000 by a judge as a result of his failure to comply. Sonia argues that her husband was pretty broke when they got together back in 1989. After hooking up, she says they started No Limit Records together, which ultimately led to a hip hop empire. But now that the relationship is over, she has been left with nothing.
Nas has made headlines quite a bit in the last two of weeks, but it hasn’t been for some amazing new music project or for a new movie that he’s starring in. Instead, he’s being mentioned by a couple of women who have played major roles in his life. Just yesterday we told you that his ex and mother of his 19-year-old daughter, Carmen Bryan, expressed concerns about his mental health. Now, his ex-wife, Kelis Rogers, is also discussing the iconic Queens rapper.
“I’ve been divorced for almost five years,” the “Bossy” singer told The Guardian Guide. “It’s over, I’m over it.”
Though she says their relationship is over, she says her ex-husband’s decision to speak openly about their breakup on his last album, “Life Is Good,” forced her to speak about it.
“But what I would say is that last year I was made more aware of it because my ex-husband decided to talk about stuff that I hadn’t shared with the world.”
“He slipped my wedding dress on to his album cover [2012's Life Is Good],” she explained. “So now I have to talk about it! I had no idea it was happening, I was like, ‘What the…?’”
While Kelis admits that the album forced her to discuss some things about her breakup, she says that talking about it didn’t really bother her too much.
“It didn’t affect my life. I’m not living that life now. I’m super-content and at peace.”
The Grammy Award nominee also discussed being labeled as an R&B artist.
“I was never an R&B artist. People coined me one but that’s because, especially if you’re in the States, if you’re black and you sing, then you’re R&B.”
As for her musical future, Kelis says she’s not sure if she’ll put out another album.
“I might make another album. I might make 10 more albums. I might never make another album again. It depends on how the mood suits me. I’m not declaring retirement but I’m just saying that I don’t have any musical ambitions any more.”
“After ‘Kelis Was Here’ I was done. I was like, ‘I will never put out another record again, I hate this business, I hate all these people.’ I was in this race that I didn’t even realise that I was in. I woke up and ten years had passed. That was never my plan. My desire was never to put out albums, it was to do musical theatre!”
Read Kelis’ full interview here.
It’s a fresh start for some of Hollywood’s most notable names in 2014. While heartbreak came knocking on their door, it’s not all doom and gloom for these stunners. With a new year comes new opportunities to find the loves of their lives. So in honor of these strong, resilient women, we take a look at 2014′s newly single celebrities.
‘This Is Going To Be An Interesting Valentine’s Day:’ Keri Hilson Sort Of Confirms Serge Ibaka Split
Back in January we reported on rumors that Keri Hilson and Oklahoma City Thunder player Serge Ibaka parted ways. Unfortunately, it appears that those rumors are true. Keri sort of, kind of, confirmed her split to The Jasmine Brand and it looks like she plans on throwing herself back into her music now that things with Serge have gone awry.
“This is going to be an interesting Valentine’s Day,” she said. “That’s all I’ll say. It’s going to be interesting. I’m working, I’m just busy, I’m busy. I feel like right now, music is my boyfriend. That’s how I feel, right now. So, I don’t know.”
She also had a few words of encouragement for single ladies who haven’t met Mr. Right yet.
“Know who you are. Umm, never drop your standards, for anyone. That’s it. And I mean that in every sense of the relationship. Business, you know whatever, if there’s a certain standard that you uphold, and you’re so strong-minded. There are some things that you [can] tweak in a relationship, but not your standard. Not that.”
Keri also discussed the difficulty of going through a public breakup.
“That can be difficult,” she told HipHollywood. “It can be difficult. I mean you can always do without any facet of your life being exposed and dealing with it. Sometimes you wanna deal privately and you’re not really given that option all of the time.”
Keri is one of those celebrities who for the most part enjoys keeping her business under wraps, so we’re not shocked that she didn’t directly confirm the breakup, but we catch her drift. It’s unfortunate that their love didn’t last, but maybe it’s all for the best.
Check out a clip from Keri’s interview on the next page. Thoughts?
It looks like one celebrity couple may have decided to throw in the towel. According to Power 105.1′s Cherry Martinez, singer Keri Hilson and her baller boo, Serge Ibaka, are through.
Sources close to the situation claim that the couple parted ways around the start of the new year and although this wouldn’t be the first time the two split, it appears to be for good this time. The source went on to say that the breakup is especially heartbreaking for Keri, who supposedly “built her whole world” around the Oklahoma City Thunder player and put her album on hold so that she could travel the country with him.
The breakup has yet to be officially confirmed by Keri and Serge, but some believe that the singer’s recent Instagram posts may offer insight into the split. One can only hope that the rumors are another false alarm. Back in September rumors began circulating about a split, buy Serge quickly silenced those whispers when he posted an image to his Instagram page that showed the two were very much still together. During happier times, Keri confessed that she believed Serge was a “gift from God.”
“Absolutely,” she confessed. And I also felt like God is a comedian, for real. He gave me everything I wanted and everything I thought I didn’t want. You know? He’s like ‘Ha! You’ve got to trust me. Stop putting limits on who I am and what I do.’ I absolutely had limits- I had parameters. I had a huge blockage on the types of guys I would date and just when I was-I had tweeted something, ‘I guess it’s time for me to adjust the parameters of dating,’ or something like that, and it was months before meeting him actually, but it was just saying that sometimes you have to trust God and stop putting rules and limits and parameters on things. The moment I accepted that, was the moment he came my way.”
We’ll keep you posted as this story develops.
There was a lot of great celebrity news to come out of 2013. But, unfortunately, not everything was sunshine and roses. A number of notable couples called it a quits this year. From two Kardashian relationships coming to an end to some longtime lovers parting ways, we take a look at some of the saddest celebrity breakups of the past 12 months.
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If there’s one couple that we were really sad to see throw in the towel, it was Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Regina King. I mean, they seemed to perfect together. It’s difficult to imagine what could’ve possibly gone wrong. But as most of us who have been long-term relationships before know, getting together is simple; staying together is where things get a little tricky. Breakup rumors surrounding the couple began swirling back in March, but King quickly took to Twitter in what some perceived as an attempt at putting those whispers to bed.
“Hey everybody PLEASE don’t believe everything you read. Me & @MalcolmJamalWar are good. Life Happens. Forward motion. Godspeed,” the “Southland” actress tweeted.
Though damage control tweet seemed to keep some at bay, folks like us were busy trying to figure out whether or not her tweet meant that they’re good and still together or good it broken up. Unfortunately, it turns out that she meant the latter. Their split was later confirmed. Macolm-Jamal recently opened up to Sister 2 Sister about the split.
“I mean, you try not to date in the spotlight. I think what Regina and I—you know, we had been together for several years before people realized we were together. So unfortunately our breakup got more coverage than our being together, and that kind of sucked ‘cause we spent so much time trying to keep it out of the public eye, and then the breakup was so much in the public eye. So all relationships have their share of obstacles, and you just try not to have yours plastered.”
He adds that he still maintains a relationship with Regina’s son.
“We’re all very cool.”
Though we’re sad they they’re no longer together, it’s great to see that they remain amicable. And who knows, maybe somewhere down the line they will be able to iron out their differences and get back together. Speaking of Regina King, according to Deadline she’s set to star in a new FX series titled, “The Strain.”
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.