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By now you’ve heard that Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are officially divorced. And recently she stopped by Hot 97 to talk about her latest venture, her new talk show on VH1. I like Amber Rose and I appreciate what she’s trying to do, raising awareness about rape culture, slut shaming and feminism. But truth be told, the most entertaining part of the interview came when she discussed her past, present and potential future with her ex husband and father of her son, Wiz Khalifa.
First, she addressed the rumors that she and her ex were seen out together at a strip club because they were celebrating their divorce. It didn’t really go down like that.
What happened is we signed the divorce papers, five months prior to that day. That day, we mourned it, we cried. It was a lot. But it actually took that long to go through the court system. And that specific day [the day they were photographed at the strip club together] he just called me and was like, ‘Yo, Am I want to take you out tonight. Let’s just go to the strip club. Spend some money on my baby mama. Let’s just go have a good time.’ I was like cool. Came, picked me up in a little rider, we went out, it was like a nice little date with me and my— Bash’s Dad. And that’s what we do. He’s still my best friend. I love him to death. We just can’t be married. We’re both bosses. We both have different lives. Even if we were married we wouldn’t see each other. It would be weeks and weeks that go by that we don’t see each other.
So, that next day TMZ was like ‘they’re celebrating their divorce.’ Divorce is such a f*cking miserable time in your life. Why the hell would we ever celebrate that? It was such a hard thing to go through. And thank God we got past it. And what was fucked up about that situation is that I really mourned that and I went through it when I signed those papers. And then I had to relive it again, five months later. To actually know that it was really for sure over because the internet put it out.
Do you want to be remarried or in a serious relationship?
If that happens organically. I would like that. I am 32 years old, I do want to have more children. I tell Wiz all the time, please freeze your sperm for me. Just please. Or one day, I’m just going to trap you.
I know y’all going to end up back together.
Maybe in a few years. I don’t know if we would get remarried. I really feel like marriage messed up our relationship. Because if we weren’t married, it wouldn’t have went down like that. We would have just had a rough patch in our relationship and then we would have got back. And being married made it that much more worse.
Wiz proposed to me exactly a year after he met me. Then two months later, I was pregnant with Sebastian. And then we got married, right after the baby. It was a lot. I was 27, he was like 23. And we always say that. ‘Yo, if we would have waited. We probably would have been married now. Or just getting married now. And like already went through our rough patch. But we look at our son and we love him so much, ‘Yo we want another one.’
My only reaction after listening to this interview was, ‘Umph.’ Honestly, I always wanted Wiz and Amber to work their situation out. But when I learned of what he did to cause such friction in their relationship and even his behavior afterward, it was clear that he wasn’t ready to be married…like at all. So I realized me holding out hope for a reconciliation wasn’t likely.
Still, it was always pretty clear that they both loved one another. (Though I didn’t appreciate some of the comments he publicly made about her. In his defense, he did apologize.)
But with the rumors, picture and even video of her dating other men, I thought she was in the process of moving on, letting go of some of those romantic feelings. But this most recent interview, it’s painfully obvious that she not only still has very strong feelings for Wiz, holding out hope that the two will get back together in the near future.
In theory, this sounds amazing. They love each other. They have a son. They want more children together. They should totally be together. And a part of me wants that for them. But I have to be real and say that another part of me wonders if Amber might block her blessings holding out hope for Wiz, thinking that he’s the only man she’ll ever be able to love like that.
I say that as someone who was very, very close to missing out on a good thing—and by thing I mean man— because I was holding on to the notion that I would ultimately be with another one. I’ve written about this before. But I’ll summarize again, quickly. I was so attached to the idea of being in a relationship and then marrying this one particular person, that I figured any other relationship was something to pass the time until the two of us could be together.
Today, I realize if things had gone the way I actually wanted them, I would have played the hell out of myself. Eventually, I woke up. And it’s highly likely that Amber will do the same. But I had an advantage in the situation in that I wasn’t having family days with my ex. We didn’t share a child, so there was nothing that bonded us for life. And still, with no contact, it took a minute for me to realize that it just wasn’t going to happen.
Amber says that the marriage was the downfall of their relationship. But I wonder if their problems, his lifestyle, their schedules and her feelings about his music would change if they were simply living together or in a relationship (that wasn’t open) instead of being legally married? Would she suddenly be cool with him talking about his sexcapades because they aren’t married? Would she be okay with him being unfaithful because they’re not married? Marriage births a lot of new expectations but expectations are a part of every human relationship. And while they may change, they never disappear completely.
Then again, I imagine that two years being separated when you were married with a child, is still relatively new in the “breakup” phase. And anyone who’s ever broken up can tell you that there is often a period of time where the hope of reconciliation is still strong. Perhaps now that Amber will be focusing on her career, promoting her ideas and raising her son, she might find that there is someone else who can love her better than Wiz.
You can check out more interesting tidbits about her relationship with her ex husband as well as the full interview, on the next page.
I’ve never been a fan of alimony. In this day in age, when both men and women have the ability to work and provide for themselves, I just don’t see the need. And while I think a stay-at-home mother should be compensated until she can get herself on her feet, there are far too many people who, I believe, take advantage of the system.
No one proves my point more than Gust Davis.
You may not know him by name but his is the husband of Afeni Shakur, Tupac Shakur’s mother. The couple have been married for 12 years but now, according to TMZ, Afeni wants out.
Sadly, the couple never had a prenup. And now, Davis is trying to take advantage. In North Carolina, where Shakur filed, judges are not required to divide property up 50/50. They evaluate each case to determine what’s fair.
Davis is asking for the right to live on a 50 acre ranch in North Carolina, the keys to the houseboats and the Jaguar.
But that’s not the worst of it. In addition to the property, Davis also wants alimony. Davis reported that the Tupac Estate brings in $900k a year. But after expenses, Afeni receives $20,000 a month. As a part of the divorce settlement, Davis is asking for $10,000 a month, half of Afeni’s monthly check from the estate, for the rest of his life.
Shakur has been separated from Davis for more than a year and is currently living in a houseboat in Sausalito, California.
She has also filed documents asking a judge to dismiss Davis’ alimony request.
Davis is, according to TMZ, a minister. I guess he never heard of the scripture, a man who doesn’t work, doesn’t eat.
There is something so heinous about all of this. While I don’t like alimony for anyone, it really grinds my gears when men are asking for it.
Some would call it sexist. But I don’t even think that’s the case here. It’s no secret that there is a real male privilege when it comes to not only employment but compensation for said employee. Men have always and still continue to make more money than women for equal work. It’s a fact. So Davis, and any other man married to a rich or powerful woman, should be able to provide for themselves even if that woman and her money are no longer around. You should always have your own money on the side, in the context of any relationship, in case, God forbid, something happens. The same is certainly true for women who often find themselves trapped in dead or dysfunctional relationships because they’re financially trapped.
I can’t grasp the concept of anyone, from any gender, feeling entitled to a former spouse’s money when they don’t want to be connected to that person through marriage any longer. People will argue that you become accustomed to a type of lifestyle that should continue after the divorce? Why exactly should it continue? Again, unless a man or woman has made a conscious decision not to work to stay home and raise children or keep the house, essentially working without outside compensation, why do you expect your lifestyle to remain the same when you make a serious life change like getting a divorce? The nature of divorce is at its core, a change in lifestyle. Sure, Davis might have been spending Tupac and Afeni’s money when he was married to her; but now that that connection has been severed, how dare he want to live off of a dead man’s estate, simply because he was once connected to his mother? It’s shameful.
It looks like Mariah Carey and James Packer have gotten engaged — without officially getting divorced from their exes first. But they’re not the only celeb couple rushing to the altar. These celebrities were down to marry someone new before their divorces were finalized.
For some reason, I thought Lark Voorhies and her ex husband Jimmy Green were going to handle their divorce privately and quietly. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. Things have taken an ugly turn. And yesterday, when Green posted a picture on Instagram, completely unrelated to his relationship with Lark, she responded with a comment about his smaller than average penis.
Fameolous caught the exchange on Instagram before Jimmy deleted Lark’s comment.
But apparently Lark wasn’t done.
Earlier today, she issued a full statement regarding her six month marriage to Jimmy and why she doesn’t have time for the “bugaboos.”
See what she had to say in one of the most coherent statements we’ve heard from Voorhies in a long time.
Well, well, well.
Tell it all Lark!
Hours after this overshare, Voorhies posted another picture on Instagram saying that her account had been compromised.
Interestingly enough, she didn’t delete the original, offending post.
In the past, listening to Lark Voorhies speak has been an interesting endeavor. It seemed she just plucked words out of the sky and strung them together in confusing sentences. But this letter seemed to be written pretty coherently. Perhaps, now that she’s away from Jimmy, she’s in the care of her mother and she’s getting the help she needs.
It was very clear from the start that Green was attempting to take advantage of Voorhies. And now with him referencing sex tapes, it’s clear that that was indeed the case. Maybe they’re both battling something.
Either way, I hope I don’t see Green do anything to further abuse or take advantage of Voorhies. And if he does, I hope she’s ready for him.
Sherri Shepherd’s last attempt to prove that she doesn’t owe her her estranged husband Lamar Sally child support has proven unsuccessful.
According toTMZ, a judge dismissed her claim that Sally defrauded her into having a surrogate carry a baby for them. Shepherd was trying to assert that Sally only did so so he could secure a child support check once it was clear that the couple were divorcing.
The appeals court agreed with the lower court’s decision that Shepherd was compliant with the surrogacy plan and even paid for much of the process.
In the couple’s original settlement, Shepherd agreed to pay Sally $4,100 a month for the infant until she could appeal. Those payments are now permanent until the child turns 13. At that time, the amount will be increased to $4,600.
After two years and one beautiful son together, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have decided to end their marriage.
The couple released a joint statement to People earlier today.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children’s privacy as we go through this difficult period.”
A source told People that the relationship had simply “run its course” and added that Halle and Oliver are “keeping it amicable now. She is okay.”
The couple met in 2010, on the set of Dark Tide. They married three years later when Halle was pregnant with their son Maceo-Robert.
In addition to undergoing the divorce proceedings for this marriage, Berry is still fighting with ex boyfriend and father to her seven-year-old daughter Nahla.
Good luck to Halle and Olivier both.
We can’t exactly say we’re surprised to learn that former “Saved By The Bell” actress Lark Voorhies has filed for a divorce from her husband Jimmy Green.
According to TMZ, the couple are ending their six month marriage. They met on Facebook a little over a year ago. Shortly after we learned of her marriage, TMZ also reported that Green was wanted by the police for making criminal threats and disorderly conduct.
Voorhies and Green later came forward defending their marriage against the media and Lark’s mother, who filed a restraining order against Green.
He told TMZ that the reason for the divorce was Voorhies’ mother who had been a “nightmare from the beginning.” Still, he seemed to agree that it was time for their union to come to an end. He said that the only reason Lark filed for divorce first was because he didn’t know how to do it.
I have to be real. Judging from their last sit down interview with Entertainment Tonight, it was painfully clear that Voorhies is not well and perhaps Green, who might also be ill, was exploiting the situation.
According to the court documents, Voorhies is trying to eliminate any chances of Green being able to receive spousal support.
Hopefully, this divorce is a sign that Lark is getting the help she needs and is coming back around to herself. We’re wishing the best for her.
Nearly one year after Houston Texans running back Arian Foster welcomed a love child with college student Brittany Norwood, his wife, Romina Lombardo Foster, has filed for divorce. According to TMZ, Lombardo filed to end her 4-year marriage on April 22. Despite the instances of infidelity that occurred within their relationship, the split appears to be an amicable one. Foster released a statement Monday announcing the divorce. His statement reads:
“After 4 years of marriage, it has been nothing but a gift. I’m extremely grateful for the wife, mother and person she was to myself and our children. I will continue to be here and support her wholeheartedly on her next journey as I’m sure she’ll do the same for me. We have two beautiful children that are the center and focal point for both of our lives and I’m forever thankful that we crossed paths. At this time please respect the privacy of her, myself and most importantly our children.”
Lombardo also confirmed the filing in a statement, which reads:
“After much thought and soul searching, I have made the difficult decision to end our marriage.
We are both committed to being excellent co-parents. Our children always come first and we will continue to raise them together as a family. We ask that you respect our privacy and our children’s privacy during this time.”
Well, no one can say that they didn’t try to make it work.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner? Chris Rock and Malaak? So far, 2015 is turning out to be a terrible year for celebrity breakups.
It’s cheaper to keep her.
Last winter, Chris Rock, 50, filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, 46. Thankfully, the messy details of their split (if there are any) have not been unfolding in the headlines, but it appears that this may change shortly.
According to Page Six, Malaak recently submitted documents to the Bergen County courts, and she’s requesting a significant portion of the comedian’s $70 million fortune.
In the filing, the stay-at-home mother of two explains that she put her career in public relations on hold after the birth of their two daughters, Lola Simone, 13, and Zahra Savannah, 11. In other words, she’s going to need Chris to continue financially supporting the lifestyle that she has grown accustomed to living.
Documents state that Malaak deserves a payout “commensurate with the marital standard of living” because she’s dedicated much of her life to child rearing and charity work. As previously reported, the pair did sign a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot in 1996; however, it expired on their 18-year wedding anniversary.
Last month, Chris spoke to The Guardian regarding his impending divorce, admitting that the process has taken an emotional toll on him.
“I’m doing OK,” Rock told the paper. “You know, some days are better than others, some days you’re sad outta your f-cking mind. But my daughters are good, and I’m only an hour away. Two houses close by. It’s good.”