Celebrity divorce roundup summer 2016

Director Rita Gupta sits back with a cool drink in the shade beside her swimming pool (OK, her son’s paddling pool) to look at the celeb splits of summer 2016…


Amicably does it

Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly Buffington are to divorce after 12 years of marriage. Quaid’s wife is no stranger to filing for divorce; this is the third time one or other of the couple has sought to end the marriage. Kimberley first filed her petition in March 2012, but withdrew it. In turn, Quaid filed in late 2012, but reconciled with his wife. However, it looks like this time might be the last time; the couple told TMZ that
"After careful consideration, we have decided to end our 12-year marriage. The decision was made amicably and with mutual respect toward one another."


Four years is enough

Former child star turned successful film and TV producer Drew Barrymore has filed for divorce from her husband Will Kopelman four years after they married in June 2012. The couple have two daughters, Olive, 3, and Frankie, 2.


Six months a spouse then single again

Singer LeToya Luckett, one of the original Destiny's Child lineup, divorced her husband Rob Hillman after just six months of marriage. The divorce was kept quiet and with little assets accumulated during the marriage, there would be have little to share between them under Californian divorce law anyway.

The divorce did contain the now almost obligatory Hollywood ”Social media postings/public statements" clause. This ensures that neither Luckett or Hillman will publish any public statements about one another and also that neither will "provide photos, videos, recordings or other documents" to the media. So, no YouTube videos then.


Third time unlucky

Actor Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim Cage are set to divorce after almost 12 years of marriage. This is Cage’s third divorce, having been previously married to Lisa Marie Presley and Patricia Arquette. Cage’s diverse and often quirky films include Leaving Las Vegas, Face/Off, Gone in Sixty Seconds, the romantic Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and the family-friendly National Treasure series.

When it comes to being a single father for his 10 year-old son, Kal-El, Cage is probably more mentally prepared than most thanks to his acting work. Commenting on his role in the 2009 film Knowing, Cage said:

“I have seen a lot of movies with single mothers and their children. They're good, but there are not so many with capable single fathers. There seems to be this archetype that if you're a man and single, you're incapable of raising a child, which I think needs to be broken. If you find yourself in that position - like I have - it's important not to give up because of what people tell you.”


Saturday Night Star: divorce is painful

Stars of the American comedy show Saturday Night Live Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have finalised their divorce, agreeing on joint custody of their sons, and with neither side providing spousal or child support payments. 
In her memoir “Yes Please”, Poehler wrote of the pain of divorcing:
“When you are a person going through a divorce, you feel incredibly alone, yet you are constantly reminded by society of how frequently divorce happens and how common it has become. You aren’t allowed to feel special, but no one knows the specific ways you are in pain.”
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