When Albert Einstein and Mileva Maric's marriage wasn't going well, Einstein left his family, moved to Berlin and began a relationship with his cousin, Elsa. Einstein and Maric divorced in 1919, with Einstein giving her his Nobel Prize as part of their divorce settlement. history.com/news/9-things…
Tom Cruise divorced all three of his ex-wives when they turned 33 (Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes) and each is 11 years younger than the last. independent.ie/style/cele…
Musician Ben Folds married and subsequently divorced four times between 1987 and 2011. In 2012, he was quoted as saying, "As much as I love the idea of being married, it's not for me." By July 2020, he was married for the fifth time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
There is an inverse correllation between the amount of money spent on a wedding, and how long the marriage lasts. The more people spend on the ceremony, the more likely the couple will get divorced. insider.com/study-couples…
Alexander the Great arranged a mass wedding for his Macedonian soldiers to marry Persian women to unite the regions called the Susa Wedding. After Alexander died, all the men except two divorced their Persian wives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
In Jewish religious law the husband must grant a 'get' in order for a couple to be recognised as officially divorced. Some men refuse to do so and rabbinical courts in Israel have the power to sentence a husband to prison to compel him to grant his wife a get. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get…
Today I learned about Princess Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, who graduated from Cambridge, married and divorced King Hussein of Jordan. In 1983, she negotiated one of the largest prisoner exchanges, - freeing her second husband and other 8000 prisoners. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dina_b…
Napoleon Bonaparte's sister-in-law needed an Act of the Legislature of Maryland to get divorced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Divorce rates increase during times of hardship, war, and major events. Rates increased after World War II because people were quick to marry each other before they went to war. When soldiers returned, they found out that they didn't have much in common with their spouses, so they divorced. wikipedia.org/wiki/Divorc…
Julian Lennon, John Lennon's first son, was the inspiration for the song 'Hey Jude'. Paul McCartney wrote the song (originally called 'Hey Jules) as a way to comfort Julian after his parents divorced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
In 1992 German politician Vera Lengsfeld divorced her second husband after finding out he had been an informant for the Stasi and had spied on her for most of their marriage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ver…
Normally life bonded birds get β€œdivorced” sometimes... scientificamerican.com/ar…
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separated but no divorced due to how close they still are people.com/movies/rhea-pe…
In 1998 Two set of Family, a Christian from Siberia Russia and the other a Muslim Tajikistan native, got their 1st born daughters accidentally swapped at birth. The mistake was discovered 12 yrs later. The divorced Russian couple went thru DNA test for the settlement of alimony. siberiantimes.com/other/o…
Today I learned about the two frogs that were married as an offering to God and divorced two months after in a ritual to stop rains in Bhopal, India which were causing floods newindianexpress.com/nati…
"Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived" is a popular mnemonic used to remember the fate of the of the six wives of King Henry VIII en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiv…
Julie Andrews was married to Tony Walton, who she helped get hired by Walt Disney as the set and costume designer for Mary Poppins. Childhood sweethearts, they divorced in 1967 but are still lifelong friends. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
MacKenzie Bezos divorced Jeff Bezos and became the 3rd richest woman in the world from the divorce settlement en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
Today I learned of Kathleen Wyatt who, despite being separated for 25 years and divorced from her ex husband for 20 years, was given leave by the UK Supreme Court to sue him for a Β£1.9m divorce settlement. boodlehatfield.com/the-fi…
When Titanic first struck the iceberg, William Carter told his wife to "Get up and dress yourself and the children". She didn't see him again until the next morning, when all he said was he had had a jolly good breakfast and that he never thought she would make it. They divorced two years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
Just five years after winning the first season of Hells Kitchen, Micheal Wray was divorced, had lost his daughter shortly after birth, was addicted to drugs and living under a freeway over pass in LA mashed.com/171701/michael…
When Clodius managed to gain admittance to a religious ceremony for women only to seduce Caesar's wife Pompeia. Caesar divorced her saying that "my wife ought not even to be under suspicion." And gave no evidence against Clodius during his trial. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom…
To please Lord Indra, Hindu god of rain, people in drought-stricken Bhopal, India "married" a frog couple. Then in light of heavy rainfall (26% more than normal) in the area, the frogs were "divorced" less than 2 months after their "wedding" in hopes the divorce would end the rain. indiatoday.in/india/story…
The first documented case of a β€˜mail order bride’ / β€˜catfishing’ was in 1539, when Henry VIII agreed to marry Anne of Cleves based on a painting of her he was sent. He found her so unattractive that he tried to send her back to Germany, and when he couldn’t, divorced her 6 months later. hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-…
Arthur Miller was Marilyn Monroe’s last husband before she died. They divorced in 1961, she died in 1962. historytoday.com/archive/…
Men are more likely be married than woman, but only because woman are more likely to be divorced or widowed. census.gov/library/visual…
Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Garrett from Facts of Life) divorced her husband when he came out of the closet after 25-yrs of marriage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman married model Mandy Smith when he was 52 and she was 18 after dating for 5 years. When they divorced, Wyman's oldest son married Smith's mother making the elder Smith both Wyman's daughter-in-law and ex-mother-in-law. ultimateclassicrock.com/b…
In spite of only being able to communicate by moving his eyebrows due to severe motor neurone disease, in 1995 Stephen Hawking divorced his wife of 30 years and married one of his nurses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Kid Rock flipped out and divorced Pamela Anderson over her appearance in the movie Borat. news.avclub.com/kid-rock-…
The show The Brady Bunch mentions Mike's first wife dying. However, we don't learn about the girls' bio dad because the writer wanted Carol divorced from him but the network felt that was too risque. The compromise was to never mention it at all. bradyworld.com/cover/faq.…
Matthew McConaughey's parents married each other three times, having divorced each other twice. dirkpitt.fandom.com/wiki/…
Lesbian couples two and a half times more likely to get divorced than male same-sex couples independent.co.uk/news/uk…
A woman won $1.3 million lottery.She hid it from her husband and immediately divorced him to avoid giving him half. He found out and sued. Due a Family Code statute that penalizes spouses for falsifying data about their property during divorce, judge ordered her to give him 100% of the winnings. metnews.com/articles/ross…
Despite one playing a high school senior and the other playing a middle-aged divorced cop, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen are only one year and a half apart in age. During the filming of Superbad, Hill was 24 and Rogen was 25. asmoothsea.com/actorsage/…
The actors who played brother and sister on "Dexter" began dating, fell in love, got engaged, got married, and got divorced, all while continuing to play brother and sister on TV. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
A woman married 25 years who quickly divorced her husband without telling him she had just won the lottery was forced to pay him all of her winnings thedailybeast.com/article…
Billie Piper (the actress who played Rose Tyler in Doctor Who) divorced from her wealthy husband, she opted not to claim any money from him, stating, "I'm not taking a penny from him, I think that's disgusting." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The research finding that when both partners of a married couple have been previously divorced, their marriage is 90 percent more likely to end in divorce (Wolfinger 2005). courses.lumenlearning.com…
Mr. Brady from the Brady Bunch was a widower, but the network objected to Mrs. Brady being divorced, so they left her background a complete mystery en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned of Edward VIII who held the title of King of England for just 11 months. He abdicated the throne so that he could marry a woman the British government did not approve of as she had been divorced. They remained married until his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
Jason Lee divorced, and cut off all contact with, his first wife after she read an anti-Scientology book en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
Just 3 months after Sam Cooke's death, his protΓ©gΓ©e Bobby Womack married Cooke's widow. Womack claimed he went to her side to console her following Cooke's death. In 1970, they divorced after she found out that he had an affair with his teenage stepdaughter, daughter of Sam Cooke and Barbara. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Three of the four members of Metallica divorced their wives during the recording of The Black Album due to its troubled production. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Couples who spent $1,000 or less were 53% less likely to get divorced, while couples whose weddings cost over $20,000 had divorce rates 43% higher than average. Weddings attended by more than 200 people were 92% less likely to get divorced. cnn.com/2014/10/13/living…
Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti suddenly divorced all of his 28 wives, saying "no man has the right to own a woman's vagina" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
In a 2014 study of 3,000 married couples, Emory University discovered that couples who spent more than $20K on their wedding are roughly 46% more likely to get divorced than couples who spent $5-10K. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
"Hey Jude" was written by Paul McCartney to comfort John Lennon's son Julian while his parents were getting divorced. wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Ju…
When Russell Brand and Katy Perry divorced, Russell was eligible to claim half of the $44 million she earned during their marriage, but declined. slickamericans.com/28-cel…
In 2007 a married couple unknowingly cheated with each other online. They set up a date, and were so disappointed with the revelation that they got divorced. dailytelegraph.com.au/new…

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