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Two-Timing Tycoon Ordered to Pay Ex-Wife $1B in Cash

It's South Korea's largest ever divorce settlement

(Newser) - Divorce can be expensive, especially when you're a billionaire found to have fathered a child with your lover behind the back of your wife of 35 years. Such is the case for Chey Tae-won, chairman of SK Group, South Korea's second-largest conglomerate. A decade after his marriage dissolved,...

Parents Splitting Up in Japan Will Soon See Big Custody Shift

They'll be able to file for joint custody starting in 2026; previously, one parent was granted custody

(Newser) - Parents splitting up in Japan will soon be able to do what parents in many other developed nations already can: File for joint custody of the kids. On Friday, the country's parliament voted to make it so via an alteration to Japan's civil code, the first change to...

Potential Running Mate Carson: End No-Fault Divorce

Ben Carson sees harm to society

(Newser) - Ben Carson, considered to be on the short list for former President Trump's running mate, is the latest Republican to call for an end to no-fault divorce, which has allowed marriages to dissolve without much fanfare for more than 50 years. "For the sake of families, we should...

Rory McIlroy Wins, Then Files for Divorce

He's a favorite in the upcoming PGA Championship

(Newser) - Rory McIlroy has been going through some stuff, not just related to the PGA's still confusing merger with LIV Golf . The 35-year-old professional golfer filed for divorce from wife of seven years Erica Stoll in Florida's Palm Beach County on Monday, a day after claiming his 26th PGA...

Ex-Kentucky Gov's Estranged Wife Says He's Harassing Her

Matt Bevin, now barred from Glenna Bevin's home, 'admitted that he did not want the divorce'

(Newser) - Former Kentucky governor Matt Bevin, who made headlines for some questionable pardons before leaving office in 2019, is now accused of "aggressive and unsettling" behavior toward his estranged wife. Bevin was barred from the Anchorage home he co-owns with Glenna Bevin this week after she told a judge "...

Law Firm Run by 'Diva of Divorce' Split Up Wrong Couple

And a British judge won't remedy the clerical error

(Newser) - Britain's "Diva of Divorce," Ayesha Vardag, may need a nickname change after a recent debacle by her law firm. Vardags bills itself as the "top divorce lawyers in London," but staffers there mistakenly sealed the fate on an estranged couple's marriage, apparently before they...

3 Months Later, Golden Bachelor Marriage Is Over

Gerry Turner, Theresa Nist announce 'head-scratcher' split

(Newser) - In a two-hour special aired in January, ABC's first Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner wed Theresa Nist , the woman he fell for during a whirlwind romance eagerly watched by fans of the long-running Bachelor franchise. But those fans are now in for a shock. Turner, 74, and Nist, 70, announced...

Natalie Portman's Marriage Is Officially Kaput

Split from Benjamin Millepied finalized 8 months after papers were quietly filed, rep confirms

(Newser) - Natalie Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied are officially over. A rep for the 42-year-old May December actor says her divorce from Millepied, 46, has been finalized in France, where the couple live, eight months after papers were filed. "Her friends rallied around her and helped get her through the...

Court Rejects Cher's Bid for Conservatorship Over Son

Elijah Blue Allman made the case that he's now off drugs and able to manage his own finances

(Newser) - A court in Los Angeles has rejected Cher's request to take control of her son's finances through a conservatorship, reports NBC News . Cher argued that Elijah Blue Allman, 47, is an addict who would spend all his money on drugs, but Allman told the court he was now...

Sofia Vergara Confirms Big Reason for Split From Spouse

'Modern Family' star says Joe Manganiello wanted children: 'That's not for me anymore'

(Newser) - If you've been racking your brain since last summer to figure out why Sofia Vergara and her husband decided to put an end to their seven-year marriage, the Modern Family star is finally offering some insight. In short, Vergara, 51, and Joe Manganiello, 47, "weren't on the...

If You Hoped Bonet, Momoa Would Reconcile, Bad News

'Cosby Show,' 'Game of Thrones' stars file for divorce, nearly 2 years after announcing separation

(Newser) - Another Hollywood couple officially bites the dust. Almost two years after they announced they were separating, and 18 years after they got together, Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa have filed for a divorce, with Bonet claiming irreconcilable differences in the petition she filed Monday in Los Angeles County court, reports...

For Younger Americans, Prenups Are the New Norm

Findings from new Harris Poll say millennials most likely to enter into one

(Newser) - More Americans are asking to sign the dotted line before putting a ring on it, especially among certain age groups. Axios breaks down the findings from a recent Harris Poll, noting that half of adults in the US were open to prenups, up from 42% in support last year. In...

Bundchen: 'Now I'm Living,' Not Just 'Surviving'

Supermodel talks more about her split with Tom Brady in new CBS interview

(Newser) - Gisele Bundchen is now spilling more details about how she feels following her split with Tom Brady in a new sit-down with CBS Sunday Morning . "I look into my life and I wouldn't have it any other way," the 43-year-old tells the program's Lee Cowan , in...

Older and About to Become an Ex? Think Health Insurance

If you're about to divorce in your 50s, 60s, or older, think ahead so you're not left in the lurch

(Newser) - More than 1 in 3 people who divorce in the United States are age 50 or older, and 1 in 4 are 65 or older, according to a 2022 analysis published in the Journals of Gerontology. Divorcing as you near retirement—or after you've retired—comes with considerations: Are...

Costner: I Still Have Love for My Ex

Despite some nastiness in split, 'Yellowstone' star calls ex Christine Baumgartner an 'incredible mom'

(Newser) - The Kevin Costner-Christine Baumgartner split has been pretty ugly so far , but it's not due to any hate the Yellowstone star harbors toward his ex. That's according to Costner himself, who finally spoke publicly after a Friday court hearing on child support in Santa Barbara, California. "It...

Britney on Divorce: 'I'm a Little Shocked'

'I couldn't take the pain anymore,' singer writes of split from Sam Asghari

(Newser) - Britney Spears has broken her silence on her pending divorce , which apparently came as a shock. The singer acknowledged her split from Sam Asghari, her husband of 14 months, on Saturday in the caption of an Instagram video , which showed her shaking her butt to Janet Jackson's "If....

Divorce Changes Kelly Clarkson Song

Singer said she hadn't planned to perform 'Piece by Piece' again

(Newser) - In 2015, Kelly Clarkson released a song, "Piece by Piece," in which she tells why Brandon Blackstock is better at being a husband and father than her own father was. "A lot of that song is about what I desired and what I hoped and what I...

Armie Hammer, Wife Strike a Deal on Divorce

Settlement reached nearly 3 years after Elizabeth Chambers filed

(Newser) - Armie Hammer is almost a single man again. TMZ reports that legal documents show the 36-year-old Call Me by Your Name actor has reached a divorce settlement with estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers, nearly three years after she first filed to split. Details are scarce, other than that the arrangement centers...

Boebert Surprise Comes With 'Heavy Weight on My Heart'

GOP congresswoman from Colorado splits from husband Jayson after nearly 2 decades of marriage

(Newser) - It's over for Lauren and Jayson Boebert. The 36-year-old congresswoman from Colorado is splitting from her spouse of nearly two decades. "It is with a heavy weight on my heart that I have filed for divorce from my husband," she said in a written statement, per the...

Looks Like It's the End for One of DC's 'Greatest Mysteries'

Per Page Six, Kellyanne and George Conway are divorcing after 22 years of marriage

(Newser) - Page Six calls it "DC's weirdest marriage," and it's certainly one that's had people wondering over the past few years how it has stayed intact. Now, it looks like the cohesion between Kellyanne Conway and George Conway may have finally crumbled, with the news...

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