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Paula Patton Shares Why Leaving Robin Thicke Was Such A Big Deal For Her

March 31st, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While some hollered that they saw it coming from a mile away, personally, I was a little shocked when Paula Patton announced her separation from Robin Thicke last year. Sure, it was obvious that they were having problems, but for some reason, I just assumed they would work it out. Now that they’re mere weeks away from finalizing their divorce, Paula is opening up more and more about her decision to leave and what life has been like since the two have separated.

For one, the Baggage Claim actress says that the experience has been life changing because she’s never really been on her own before. She met Robin when she was just 14 years old and when she decided to move out of her parents’ home years later, she moved in with her childhood sweetheart.

“I moved from my parent’s house to moving in with Robin and now I’m becoming an adult,” she explained in an interview with Meredith Vieira. “I feel like a real woman now.”

As liberating as stepping out on her own may be, Paula says that it also comes with its challenges–like being a single mother.

“I took a lot of time off to be with him and then I had to pack for a trip because I had to go to work and he said, ‘Mommy I don’t want you to go to work,'” she shared. “It’s the challenge of being a working mother and it’s the first time he ever said that to me, because I did work when he was a baby, but now he is more aware of everything, so what are you going to do? It’s sort of the trials and tribulations of being a woman. Right?”

Overall, Paula says she’s doing well.

“You know I’m doing really well. It’s been a long year and a lot of challenges but I’ve grown quite a bit and just getting used to change,” she said.

As previously reported, Paula and Robin have already reached a divorce settlement. Their split will be finalized next month.

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Terrence Howard’s Ex-Wife Is About To Get Broke Off From “Empire”

March 30th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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Terrence Howard is finding out the price of success the hard way — or maybe it’s the cost of a hasty union. Either way, the actor is about to see some of his “Empire” flee from his hands, as his ex-wife, Michelle Howard, is reportedly entitled to some of the earnings from his hit Fox show and she wants her pay day.

As TMZ puts it, Michelle Howard is already slated to receive $5,800 per month in spousal support, but new documents show she is also supposed to get 21% of anything Terrence made over $62,500 in the first three months of this year. According to the ex, Terrence earns $125,000 per episode of “Empire,” and since three episodes were shot in 2015, she should get about $65,000. TMZ says Michelle will also be entitled to earnings from Terrence’s other Fox show coming this year, “Wayward Pines,” so it seems the lessons just keep on rolling in for the 46-year-old, thrice-married actor.

As you’ll recall, Terrence and Michelle’s divorce was anything but civil with her alleging domestic abuse and him retorting with accusations of racism so it’s not likely this money will be exchanged without a fight.

Knicks Coach Derek Fisher Files For Divorce Weeks After 10 Year Anniversary

March 19th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher files for divorce weeks after 10 year wedding anniversary.

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Unfortunately, another couple is throwing in the towel.

Derek Fisher recently filed for divorce in Los Angeles, TMZ Sports reports. The New York Knicks coach and his wife Candace Fisher recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. It’s unclear why Derek wants out after spending more than a decade with Candace because he only cited irreconcilable differences as a reason for the breakup in his filing.

If Candace doesn’t put up a fight, it appears that this will be a fairly smooth divorce. He is asking that they split legal costs and share joint legal and physical custody of their twins, Tatum and Drew. They each have a child from a previous relationship. In 2007, their daughter Tatum was treated for retinoblastoma. Thankfully, she recovered from the rare form of eye cancer.

“This is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process,” Derek said of the split.

The estranged couple tied the knot on February 19, 2005.

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Paula Patton & Robin Thicke Reach Divorce Settlement

March 18th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It’s as good as official. Robin Thicke’s attempts to “Get Her Back” did not work. According to TMZ, Paula Patton and her R&B singing husband have reached a settlement in their divorce.

Apparently, Paula filed legal documents on Tuesday confirming that both a property settlement and custody arrangements for the soon-to-be divorced couple’s son Julian have been agreed upon. Spousal and child support agreements have also been reached.

Unfortunately for nosy folks like us, the terms of the settlement are private. TMZ is claiming that wording of the filing seems to spell out that Paula will maintain primary custody, however, there’s nothing solid to confirm this. The divorce will not be finalized until April 14, six months after Paula’s initial filing.

As previously reported, the actress filed for divorce back in October, just seven months after she announced their separation.

Patton spoke about her impending divorce earlier this month. Though she admits that it’s been tough separating from her longtime love, she says she found happiness in their son.

“The thing is, you can’t wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child,” said the Baggage Claim actress. “And they’re so full of life and wonder. And he brings me so much joy.”

The good news is that it seems like this has been a fairly amicable divorce.

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Keyshawn Johnson’s Wife Files For Divorce After Just 7 Months Of Marriage

March 11th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Unfortunately, another celebrity couple has decided to throw in the towel. The wife of former football star Keyshawn Johnson has filed for divorce.

According to TMZ, Jennifer Conrad filed with the L.A. County Superior Court on March 3. The newlywed revealed in court documents that the two separated in February. She did not provide a specific reason for wanting out of the marriage, but cited irreconcilable differences.

Conrad is requesting joint legal custody of their two children, ages five and two, but asks for primary physical custody with Johnson getting visitation. As for finances, Conrad explained that she signed a pre-nup before the wedding.

The pair just tied the knot seven months ago during an August oceanfront wedding ceremony in Newport Beach, California. A little less than a year ago, Johnson and Conrad were involved in a domestic dispute that ended with Johnson being arrested. Johnson denied striking his partner from day one.

“I would like to apologize to my family, friends, colleagues, fans and of course, Jennifer for what happened last night at my home in Calabasas,” he explained on Twitter last year. “Though the true facts will come out as part of the legal process, I can say now without hesitation that I did not hit, grab or strike Jennifer, nor would I ever touch her or any other woman in anger. I am cooperating with the authorities and will continue to do so to ensure that this personal matter is fairly and expediently resolved.”

Charges against the ESPN analyst were dropped about a month later after the Los Angeles District Attorney looked into the incident and found it to be a big misunderstanding. Ironically, the two were reportedly arguing about marriage prior to the arrest.

Sources insist that this may not be the end for the pair and that there’s a chance the two will make up and call off the divorce.

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“No Thanks” Wiz Khalifa Says He Doesn’t Want Amber Rose Back

February 4th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Even though Wiz Khalifa was just saying how his baby mama is fine and she acknowledged that she would like to work on their marriage, based on his most recent tweets, it seems like that ship has sailed.

Last night, Wiz took to Twitter to talk about how foul it is for a woman to keep a man’s child from him. And since he and Amber have a child together and they no longer live under the same roof, it wasn’t long before we assumed he must have been talking about his soon-to-be ex wife Amber Rose and their son Sebastian.

Here’s what he had to say.

Then, just forty minutes later, it seemed the situation had changed.

Well, people who had been following his tweets assumed that since he had seen Sebastian the beef was squashed and Wiz and Amber could get back to this much desired resolution. But Khalifa shut that down with a quickness.

Wiz Khalifa Says He Doesn't Want Amber Rose Back

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And all my ladies said, “Ouch!”

Then he continued:

I don’t know what’s going on with these two. But I would sincerely hope that Amber Rose is not maliciously keeping their son away from his father. I don’t know her or anything but she just doesn’t seem like the type of person who would do that, particularly when she’s stated, publicly, that she’ll always love him and she would like for them to get back together. But things change quickly. Perhaps Amber got the hint that he wasn’t trying to reconcile and is trying to punish him for it. Really though, I find that incredibly hard to believe.

At the end of the day though, this seems quite embarrassing. Amber’s using social media to express her love–aside from initially revealing the affair–and Wiz is using the same vehicle to say he’s over it.

It just makes me sad.

“Law & Order: SVU” Star Tamara Tunie Announces Separation After 20 Years Of Marriage

February 4th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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After being married for twenty years, Tamara Tunie has announced that her marriage to jazz musician Gregory Generet has come to an end.

According to Page Six, the 55-year-old “Law and Order: SVU” actress confirmed the separation in a released statement, which reads:

“It is with a great deal of sadness that Gregory and I are going our separate ways. But, I am looking with optimism at what the future holds. As we transition through this new phase of our lives, we ask for privacy and thank you for your support.”

It’s currently unclear what pushed the Harlem residents to throw in towel. Just three years ago, the pair chatted with Essence about the longevity of their relationship.

“We’re not joined at the hip,” Generet, told the magazine. “We can be in the same room and be in different places in the room and not have to be near each other at every moment. Yet we can just feel each other’s presence all the time.”

The couple made it clear that time together is equally as important as time apart in a relationship.

“Even though you’re married, you’re still individuals,” said Tunie. “You still have to grow and nurture your individuality. And what you have to gather is the marriage. Each partner brings his or her own special joy to that marriage and that’s what helps the marriage grow. You have to continue to grow and evolve as individuals in order for your marriage to evolve. It takes two pillars to support a structure. If those two pillars become one, you have a structure that teeters.”

This is Tunie’s second marriage and she and Generet don’t have children together. Her first union to Greg Bouquett ended in 1991. It’s unfortunate that these two were not able to work through their issues, but we’re wishing them both the very best.

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Nick Cannon Quietly Files For Divorce

January 16th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Over the summer, many of us were shocked to hear whispers about the separation between Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. But what started out as a rumor was soon proven to be factual when the actor had his infamous “Mariah” tattoo covered. After months of wondering whether or not the estranged couple would find a way to work through their differences, we’re sad to report that Nick Cannon has formally filed for divorce.

According to TMZ, the papers were filed on December 12. It’s unclear whether or not Mariah has responded to his filing yet, but according to some who claim to have knowledge of the split; the two have been hammering out the details of the divorce with their lawyers for quite some time now.

It’s also interesting to note that just a few weeks ago, Nick lashed out over reports that he’s in the process of recording an entire diss album dedicated to his ex-wife.

“I will never say anything negative about Mariah Carey,’ he tweeted. ‘We are forever a family rooted in love.”

And while Nick has been doing most of the talking, Mariah hasn’t publicly uttered a word about the split. We were hoping that they would be able to find a way to work things out, but hopefully this divorce will mean a fresh start for the both of them.

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Chris Rock Reportedly Accuses Estranged Wife Of Preventing Him From Seeing Their Kids

December 29th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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We were all pretty shocked by the news of Chris Rock’s impending divorce, but according to TMZ, Tuesday’s filing had been in the making for some time now.

The gossip site recently got their hands on the comedian’s divorce petition, which was filed in New Jersey, and it reveals that he and estranged wife Malaak Compton-Rock sat down in November to split up community property.

According to his filing, there was a prenup signed when the pair first married in 1996, but it expired after their 18-year wedding anniversary. Chris explained that Malaak has the “ability to work and contribute to her own support,” which sounds like he’s going to try to keep spousal support payments to a minimum.

As far as custodial arrangements go, Chris is requesting shared legal and physical custody of their two daughters Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10. He has reportedly complained that so far, Malaak has attempted to keep him from seeing the girls.

With the exception of the custodial complaint, which we’re praying is the result of some sort of misunderstanding that can be quickly resolved, it seems like their divorce will be pretty clean. But truthfully, only time will tell how this will all pan out.

We’re wishing both Chris and Malaak the best.

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Chris Rock Files For Divorce After Nearly 20 Years Of Marriage

December 28th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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With just days left in 2014, another Hollywood couple has announced that they’re calling it quits. Chris Rock, 49, and his wife of nearly 20 years have confirmed that they’re divorcing.

“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,” Malaak Compton-Rock, 45, said in a statement today, according to People. “Being fortunate enough to lead a of life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life’s blessings, even when faced with difficulties.”

The philanthropist went on to request privacy during this difficult time.

“While recognizing that this is a significant change, my children remain at the center of my life and their well-being is my top priority. It is in this spirit that I sincerely ask that the privacy of our family be respected during this transition in our lives.”

Chris has not directly spoken out about the split, but his attorney Robert S. Cohen did confirm the unfortunate news on his behalf.

“Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak. This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family.”

It’s currently unclear what pushed the pair to throw in the towel after all of these years.

While we’re certainly sad to learn of the disintegration of yet another Hollywood marriage, perhaps this is all for the best.

Are you shocked by the news of Chris and Malaak’s split?

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