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…
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…
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…
"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…
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…
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separated but no divorced due to how close they still are people.com/movies/rhea-pe…
Arthur Miller was Marilyn Monroe’s last husband before she died. They divorced in 1961, she died in 1962. historytoday.com/archive/…
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…
MacKenzie Bezos divorced Jeff Bezos and became the 3rd richest woman in the world from the divorce settlement en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
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…
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…
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…
Men are more likely be married than woman, but only because woman are more likely to be divorced or widowed. census.gov/library/visual…
Until the Equal Credit Opportunity Act passed in the US in 1974 - Banks required single, widowed or divorced women to bring a man along to cosign any credit application, regardless of their income smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
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…
Matthew McConaughey's parents married each other three times, having divorced each other twice. dirkpitt.fandom.com/wiki/…
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.…
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-…
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…
Kid Rock flipped out and divorced Pamela Anderson over her appearance in the movie Borat. news.avclub.com/kid-rock-…
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…
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/…
Richard Appel, a writer for The Simpsons, named the character Mona Simpson after his wife. They later divorced. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_S…
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…
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…
Lesbian couples two and a half times more likely to get divorced than male same-sex couples independent.co.uk/news/uk…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Today I learned of Laila Haidari- "Mother of 1000 Children." The Afghan woman, once sold into marriage and divorced her husband under Islamic law, who manages a restaurant in Kabul to fund her drug treatment facility. nytimes.com/2019/02/15/wo…
In 1999 a divorced couple who could not agree on how to split their Beanie Baby collection did so on a Las Vegas courtroom floor under the supervision of a judge thehustle.co/the-great-be…
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…
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…
Less than half (48.2 percent) of Americans aged 15 and over are married. Around one-third of Americans ages 15 and up have never married. Nearly 13 percent are either divorced and have not remarried, or separated. usatoday.com/story/money/…
"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…
Today I learned of the complicated love lives of The Mamas and the Papas. Papa John divorced his wife to marry Mama Michelle. Michelle was fired after affairs with Gene Clark and Papa Denny. Denny turned down Mama Cass's proposal of marriage. Cass died at 32 in the same room that Keith Moon would later die in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Princess Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, used to date Andrew Parker Bowles, who would later marry Camilla Shand, who later divorced him and went on to marry Anne's older brother, Prince Charles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
Jason Lee divorced, and cut off all contact with, his first wife after she read an anti-Scientology book en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
The White Stripes presented themselves as siblings even long after it was discovered they were previously married to each other and then divorced before they became famous, with Jack taking Meg's last name rollingstone.com/music/mu…
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…
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…
Children in Scotland are more likely to have a parent go to prison than for their parents to get divorced. parentingacrossscotland.o…
Three of the four members of Metallica divorced their wives during the troubled making of The Black Album. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
Ronald Reagan became the first person to assume the nation's highest office as a divorced man. Wyman, who was a registered Republican, stated that their break-up was due to a difference in politics (Ronald Reagan was still a Democrat at the time). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
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…
Paul Weller divorced his first wife because things were going so well that he worried he'd "lose his edge" as a songwriter and musician. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
When Kelli Garrett, one of the only survivors of the Toy-Box Killer, escaped after two days of captivity, neither the police or her husband believed her story. Her husband divorced her, believing instead that she had instead been cheating on him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
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…
Jerry Seinfeld met his wife while she was engaged to another man. She married the other guy in June 1998, went on a three week honeymoon, came back and moved in with Seinfeld, divorced her husband by October, and was engaged to Seinfeld before the year was out, November 1998. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
At 52, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman married 18-year-old Mandy Smith but divorced after a year. Bill's 30-year-old son then Stephen married Mandy's mother, age 46. If Bill and Mandy had remained married, Stephen would have been his father's father-in-law and his own grandpa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Amy Irving's split from Steven Spielberg cost her the lead in Raiders of the Lost Ark. They got back together, married and divorced, and she won $100 million settlement after her pre-nup written on a napkin was vacated en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy…
Two women had their daughters swapped at birth. After one divorced, a paternity test was done notifying her she wasn't The mother of her own child. Once discovered, both mothers decided to keep the daughter they Raised for so long. nytimes.com/2015/02/25/wo…
Today I learned of two twins separated at birth. Both were named James by their families, married and divorced women named Linda, remarried to women named Betty, had sons named James Allan and James Alan, and dogs named Toy. people.com/people/archive…
A Bahraini princess Meriam al-khalifa eloped with a US Marine, was nearly assassinated for it, didn’t like her reduced lifestyle, divorced in Vegas and went back to Bahrain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
Lou Pai is a former Enron executive who cashed out $270 million in stock and left the company right before it collapsed, divorced his wife, married an exotic dancer, bought an enormous piece of Colorado, sold it and then disappeared into obscurity. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Up until 1974, banks could refuse to issue a credit card to a woman unless she was married and her husband co-signed for the card. A divorced woman was considered too much of a risk because she "couldn't keep a marriage under control." npr.org/2011/04/27/135764…
Famous physicist Richard Feynman's second wife divorced him because he would do calculus "while lying in bed at night." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
The first ever democratically elected female president, VigdΓ­s FinnbogadΓ³ttir, was a divorced single mother reluctant to even candidate in the first place, later reelected three times until she decided not to run again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vig…
Marcel Duchamp, renown artist and chess enthusiast, relentlessly studied chess problems during his honey moon to the point that his wife glued the pieces to the board in the middle of the night in retaliation. They were divorced 3 months later. telegraph.co.uk/culture/a…
Shania Twain divorced her husband after he cheated with her best friend. Later Twain married the ex-husband of that same best friend. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Shortly after returning from the moon and leaving NASA, Buzz Aldrin had a failed career as an Air Force test pilot, started drinking, had an affair, suffered depression, got divorced, got re-married, got divorced again, and became a Cadillac salesman where he failed to sell a car for 6 months. thenational.ae/news/the-d…
When actor Raymond Massey was divorced from wife Adrianne Allen they used, respectively, husband and wife divorce lawyers Dorothy Whitney and William Dwight Whitney. Raymond then married his lawyer Dorothy and Adrianne married her lawyer William en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray…
A Bosnian couple divorced after unknowingly cheating on each other with... Each other. digitaljournal.com/articl…
A 99 year old man divorced his 96 year old wife after having been married for 77 years because he discovered an affair she had in the 1940's telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
Jack and Meg White of the White Stripes presented themselves as siblings, but were actually married and divorced before the band became famous gloriousnoise.com/2002/wh…
Eminem said after he got divorced: "I would rather have a baby through my penis than get married again". Then he remarried his ex-wife, then he filed for divorce again three months later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emi…
Approximately 6% of divorced couples remarry the same person articles.chicagotribune.c…
Up to 1974 in the US single, widowed or divorced women couldn't get a bank loan unless they brought a man to cosign any credit applications. Regardless of their income. theguardian.com/money/us-…
Elon Musk has six kids and has been divorced three times, twice from the same woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo…
Richard Feynman was divorced for doing too much calculus theguardian.com/science/2…
Mathew McConaughey's parents were married three times, having divorced each other twice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
When Olivia Wilde divorced her ex, she could have taken half his fortune. She didn't and settled out of court. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Jack and Meg White of the White Stripes claimed to be brother and sister, but were actually married and then divorced before the band made it big. Jack also took Meg's surname. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The original voice actor for Jiminy Cricket declared bankruptcy, was married and divorced 3 times, addicted to drugs, and died broke with no family to claim the body and Disney generously paid for the gravestone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Tony Hawken, 57, former maths teacher divorced Britain’s wealthiest woman entrepreneur worth Β£1.1 BILLION because he doesn’t like being rich and prefers to eat in Wetherspoon’ worldobserveronline.com/2…
Couples with daughters are more likely to get divorced scopeblog.stanford.edu/20…
John Denver and Anne Martell divorced in 1982. The ensuing property settlement caused Denver to become so enraged, he nearly choked Martell, then used a chainsaw to cut their marital bed in half. axs.com/john-denver-5-thi…
Jodie Foster was born 3 years after her parents divorced... her mother got pregnant when she stopped by her father's house for child support. imdb.com/name/nm0000149/?…
Today I learned about Madeleine Astor, a woman who lost her husband in the Titanic disaster, inherited $114m, was denied her heritage because she got married again, divorced from her second marriage to marry an abusive italian, only to be sent to jail for bigamy and die from an overdose at 47 years old. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
After finding out his wife was having an affair, the future King George I of England beat and choked her, divorced her, and then had her imprisoned for the rest of her life. And had her lover murdered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sop…
Today I learned of a surrogate mother who gestated an anonymous donor embryo for a married couple. During the pregnancy, this couple divorced and were found not to be the child's legal parents. Despite that 6 people were involved in her production, the child was deemed by the court to be "parentless". inciid.org/printpage.php?…
Jamie Foxx's parents both live with him in his house, even though they've been divorced for 30 years. youtu.be/A_7RmheFRz0?t=48…
Ayn Rand had a years-long affair with her student, Nathaniel Branden, with the permission of their respective spouses. When Branden started seeing yet another woman, his wife divorced him and Rand disavowed him publicly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Shania Twain divorced her husband when he was caught having an affair with her best friend. Twain ended up marrying her now former best friend's ex-husband. countrystandardtime.com/n…
Johnny Depp divorced his first wife before his second wife was even born en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
A Bosnian couple divorced upon finding out they were both having an online affair...with each other dailytelegraph.com.au/new…
Jerry Seinfeld met his wife while she was engaged to another man. She married the other guy in June 1998, went on a three week honeymoon, came back and moved in with Seinfeld, divorced her husband by October, and was engaged to Seinfeld before the year was out, November 1998. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
Today I learned of Elagabalus, a Roman Emperor at 14 who throughout his 4-year reign married and divorced 5 wives, cross-dress and prostitute himself across Rome in order to hold male lovers, and "offered vast sums of money to any physician who could equip him with female genitalia." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ela…
King Edward VIII gave up the throne of the United Kingdom after only 11 months of reign because he wanted to marry an American woman who was divorced two times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
Americans are less likely to vote for a presidential candidate who is an atheist than they are for someone who is either black, a woman, Jewish, twice-divorced, over 70 years old, and/or a homosexual. gallup.com/poll/26611/som…
Women's top reasons for getting divorced %60 communication problems %28 financial problems insuranceeditor.com/love-…
Guy Ritchie got circumcised because of Madonna's belief in Kabbalah (and now of course they're divorced) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy…
The song "Layla" by Derek & the Dominoes is about guitarist Eric Clapton's love of George Harrison's wife Patti Boyd. Clapton and Boyd would marry, after Harrison's divorce, in 1979, with Harrison as a member of the wedding party. Clapton and Boyd separated in 1987 and divorced in 1989. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lay…
Three-fourths of Metallica divorced their wives during the recording of the Black Album. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
Tennille, of The Captain and Tennille, divorced the Captain after 39 years of marriage and a very successful career because he became ill with Parkinson's, and could no longer play the keyboard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Actress Jodie Foster was born three years after her parents got divorced. She was conceived while her mom was visitin her dad for child support. imdb.com/name/nm0000149/b…

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