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Afeni Shakur And Whether Or Not Men Deserve Alimony

March 18th, 2016 - By Veronica Wells
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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.

You’re Still Married? Celebrities Who Got Engaged Under Complicated Circumstances

January 25th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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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.

Lark Voorhies Goes In On Estranged Husband, Says His Penis Smells Like Corn Chips

November 30th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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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 Loses Appeal, Must Continue Paying Child Support To Lamar Sally

November 24th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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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.

Hollywood Divorce: Halle Berry And Olivier Martinez Call It Quits After Two Years Of Marriage

October 27th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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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.

Dunzo: Lark Voorhies Files For Divorce After Six Months Of Marriage

October 21st, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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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.

NFL Star Arian Foster’s Wife Files For Divorce After Love Child Scandal

July 20th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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.

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RIP Bennifer: The Celeb Relationships We Never Thought We’d Lose In 2015

July 3rd, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner? Chris Rock and Malaak? So far, 2015 is turning out to be a terrible year for celebrity breakups.

Chris Rock’s Soon-To-Be Ex-Wife Demands Large Portion Of Comedian’s $70 Million Fortune

June 15th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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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.”

Divorce sucks.

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Protect Those Coins: 14 Outrageous Celebrity Prenups

April 27th, 2015 - By Julia Austin
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Prenups between ordinary couples don’t get that exciting: “Do you get our collection of angry cat mugs or do I?” But when it comes to celebrities, there is a lot to protect, and a lot to split up. Here are 15 of the most outrageous celebrity prenups.