Entries in Separation (8)


Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman Separate After 30 Years

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have split after 30 year of marriage, ABC News confirmed.

The Emmy Award-winning actor and Cheers alum have three children together: Lucy, 28, Grace, 26, and Jacob, 24.

Previously known for having one of the longest relationships in Hollywood, in the 80s Perlman told People magazine that "ours is not a fighting relationship. We both always feel terrible after even a small amount of harsh words."

The two met in 1970 when Perlman went to see a friend in The Shrinking Bride, an off-Broadway play that DeVito also starred in.

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"Bachelor" Host Chris Harrison and Wife Separate 

Donald B. Kravitz/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Chris Harrison, the host of ABC's The Bachelor, and his wife of 18 years, Gwen, have announced their separation.  

The couple said in a joint statement to, "Though we have made this incredibly difficult decision to separate, our love and mutual respect remain, and we look forward to sharing in the lives of our wonderful children."

The pair has two sons, Joshua, 9, and Taylor, 7.  

Harrison also hosts ABC's The Bachelorette. The new season of The Bachelorette kicks off May 14.

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Sinead O’Connor’s Marriage Ends after 16 Days

Samir Hussein/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Sinead O’Connor’s fourth marriage lasted about as long as the honeymoon.

The Irish singer announced her split from Barry Herridge on Monday. In a heartfelt message on her blog, she revealed that she and Herridge lived together as man and wife for seven days before ending their relationship for good on Christmas Eve – 16 days after they wed in Las Vegas.

O’Connor blamed “intense pressure” placed on her husband by members of his inner circle, and her “wild” journey to find marijuana on the night of their nuptials. Herridge, an addiction counselor for children, apparently frowned on the latter.

“Within three hours of the ceremony being over the marriage was kyboshed by the behaviour of certain people in my husband’s life,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer wrote. “And also by a bit of a wild ride I took us on looking for a bit of a smoke of weed for me wedding night, as I don’t drink. My husband was enormously wounded and very badly effected by that experience and also by the attitude of those close to him toward our marriage.”

Though she still loves her husband “very much,” O’Connor said she realized he would be sacrificing too much to stay with her and was ending the marriage because “he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap.”

While admitting that she “rushed into getting married,” the singer said she planned to “get on with being fully me. With never an apology for ANY part if being FULLY ME. No matter what.”

O’Connor married Herridge on Dec. 8, her 45th birthday, three months after they’d met.

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Debra Messing and Husband Daniel Zelman Have Split

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Debra Messing and her husband have separated after more than a decade of marriage.

“Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman privately separated earlier this year after a 10 year marriage,” a rep for Messing told ABC News. “The decision was mutual, and they remain supportive of one another and committed to raising their son as a family.”

The former Will and Grace star, 43, and actor/TV producer Zelman, 44, met while attending New York University and married in 2000. They have a 7-year-old son, Roman.

The two were seen together as recently as October, when they dressed up as Dia de los Muertos dolls at Bette Midler’s New York City Halloween party.

Messing will next be seen in the new NBC musical drama Smash.

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Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard Reveal Split

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Oscar-winning actress Jessica Lange and her longtime partner, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and actor Sam Shepard, have been separated for almost two years after a nearly three decade relationship, it was revealed Monday.

The news that the couple, who have been together since 1982, are no longer an item was exclusively reported by People magazine. Lange and Shepard have had two children, Hannah, 26, and Samuel, 24.

“They both are pursuing independent lives,” a source told People, while Lange’s representative confirmed the couple had split, but had no further comment.

The reason for their split, and why they did not go public about it until now, is unknown.

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Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard Separate

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The "new girl" is now a single girl.

Zooey Deschanel, the star of the freshman Fox comedy New Girl and one-half of the indie rock-pop duo She & Him, has separated from her husband of two years, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, according to Us Weekly.

The magazine's source says, "It was mutual and amicable."

A rep for the actress confirmed the split to E! Online.

Deschanel, 31, and Gibbard, 35, married in September of 2009.

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Kim Kardashian Files for Divorce, Report Says

Jerritt Clark/WireImageUPDATE: View the Kardashian-Humphries divorce papers here.

(LOS ANGELES) -- The rumors are apparently true: Kim Kardashian and her NBA star hubby Kris Humphries have split.

The couple, whose brief courtship and lavish wedding fueled ratings for E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, are going their separate ways, TMZ reports. Kardashian filed for divorce just 72 days after they tied the knot, according to the gossip site.

The pair had been seen in public separately of late, sparking rumors things weren't as rosy as the events on Kardashian's reality show and the four-hour spin-off special Kim's Fairytale Wedding would have viewers believe.

The pair are citing the showbiz industry standard "irreconcilable differences" as the cause of the split.

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Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith Not Splitting

Joe Scarnici/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Despite a report to the contrary, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are not separating.

"Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false," Smith's publicist said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "We are still together, and our marriage is intact."

The statement came shortly after Smith's 18-year-old son, Trey, took to Twitter to affirm the couple is still together.

"Will and Jada getting a DIVORCE ..NOT TRUE AT ALL !!," Trey Smith wrote on Twitter Tuesday. He also tweeted "No they did NOT split ! False information" and urged his more than 5,000 followers to pass on the message.

The statements came after In Touch Weekly's report Tuesday morning that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith were separating after 13 years of marriage. Multiple media outlets reported on the news, and "Will and Jada" quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. Rumors also circulated that Pinkett Smith was hooking up with her HawthoRNe co-star, Marc Anthony, who recently separated from Jennifer Lopez.

"All the rumors regarding Marc Anthony and Jada are false. Completely untrue," Pinkett Smith's publicist, Karynne Tencer, told People magazine. "As for [the reports of a split between] Will and Jada, I'm not commenting on their personal life."

Smith and Pinkett Smith married in 1997. They have two children together, Jaden, 13, and Willow, 10. Pinkett Smith is also a step-mother to Trey Smith, Smith's son from a previous marriage.  

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