Celebrity divorce in 2017: splits, separations and pregnant nannies
“Violent and abusive”: Mel B and Stephen Belafonte
The ex-Spice Girl filed for divorce from her producer husband in March 2017. The divorce proceedings citing that Belafonte had been “violent and abusive”, and had also got their children’s nanny pregnant. Reports suggest that Mel B, real name Melanie Brown, may offer her estranged husband a settlement of $8million plus ownership of their private island retreat. Once again, caught in the middle is a child, 5 year old Madison. Belafonte is also seeking visitation rights for 10-year-old Angel, Mel’s child by comedian Eddie Murphy, born just two months before Mel B and Belafonte married.
Not Friends anymore: David Schwimmer and Zoë Buckman
Royal Couple divorce: Princess Tessy and Prince Louis of Luxembourg
Prince Louise gave up his succession rights when he married the mother of his son Gabriel. He also gave up succession rights for all their children. Now the couple are to divorce. It’s likely that Louise will still retain his title of Prince of Luxenbourg, but like other processes before her, the right to retain the title may not be conferred on Tessy.
They think it’s all over – it is now: Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sara Kapfer
Split but not divorcing: Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana
Second thoughts: Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
“It is indeed unfortunate, especially for our daughter, that Scarlett filed in court and made our personal differences so public… I would implore her to withdraw her action promptly and go back, as uncomfortable as it might be, to the negotiating table. We are the parents of a lovely daughter whom we will continue to co-parent for many years and share her joys and sorrows as only a parent can.”
It was good while it lasted: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom
The singer and LOTR actor have split after dating for 10 months. Or, in Hollywood speak, “Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.” Whatever…
And finally: the £64m pound settlement