King Carol of Romania gave his ex-wife the title "Her Majesty, Helen" just to piss her off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Pattie Boyd ex wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton was the inspiration for the following songs; If I needed someone, Something, For you Blue, Layla and wonderful tonight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Stone Cold Steve Austin's character was inspired by serial killer Richard Kuklinski, and that his nickname came from his British ex-wife who once told him to drink his tea before it became stone cold. complex.com/sports/2014/1…
The 2002 D.C. sniper shootings were part of a plan by John Allen Muhammad to kill his ex wife. By the time he was caught, he had killed 17 random people, so she’d look like just one more random victim truecrimedaily.com/2016/0…
A Norman Rockwell painting was discovered in a secret compartment inside the walls of a cartoonists house. It’d been hidden there for 35 years. The cartoonist had forged several paintings he owned to stop his ex-wife from getting them in a divorce settlement, and had hidden the originals. theguardian.com/artanddes…
Kim Jong Il once kidnapped the biggest South Korean director and movie star (who were also ex-husband and wife) and brought them to North Korea to make movies for him. They escaped by convincing him to let them go abroad to promote the North Korean film industry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd…
John Anthony Walker, a US Navy officer who reported secrets to the Soviet Union for 18 years. He got his son involved, and even tried to involve his daughter. He was finally exposed when his ex-wife reported him. When asked about his spying, he said "KMart has better security than the Navy". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
When Eminem showed the song "Kim", which describes in detail how he would kidnap and kill his ex-wife, to Kim Mathers he said to her before it started "I know this is a fucked-up song, but it shows how much I care about you. To even think about you this much. To even put you on a song like this" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Mike Tyson once threatened to beat up Michael Jordan while out to dinner with him (and Mike Ditka, Don King, and Richard Dent) because Michael Jordan had briefly dated Mike Tyson's ex-wife years before Tyson even met and married her. sportscasting.com/the-sto…
, Joe Montana sued his ex-wife Moses for "violating his 'copyright and privacy rights'" after Moses "sold a bunch of letters and memorabilia from [Montana's] college days at Notre Dame", back in 2008. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
The D.C. Sniper attacks of 2002 were carried out as an attempt for John Allen Muhammad to kill his ex-wife and make authorities believe it was part of a series of random shootings. npr.org/templates/story/s…
In 1946, a man claiming to be a detective gave a pedestrian a camera and asked her to take a picture of a suspect. The "detective" turned out to be a gangster, the "suspect" turned out to be his ex-wife, and the "camera" turned out to be a concealed shotgun firing via the shutter button. newyorker.com/magazine/19…
When President Cleveland lost the reelection to Harrison, he thought he was done with government. He and his wife lived in a hotel while searching for a house and the ex-president considered various lucrative job offers in the private sector, eventually accepting a law firm job mentalfloss.com/article/3…
A Kansas man asked an Iowa judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney in a trial by combat in order to settle their ongoing legal dispute. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Today I learned of Glennon Engelmann, the "Killer Driller." A dentist by trade, Englemann was a serial killer who conspired with his dental assistants and ex-wife to kill their husbands in elaborate ways. Englemann would then take a portion of the insurance payout. nydailynews.com/news/crim…
In a 1925 divorce settlement a man was required by his ex-wife to build an exact replica of their former home, but she didn't specify where- so he built it with saltwater plumbing on a nearby island. history.howstuffworks.com…
Renowned British comedian John Cleese is worth less than his ex-wife after having to pay her $19.7 million during the divorce. nydailynews.com
Valerian Rybar, an American interior designer, lined the walls of his dining room with 400 bound leather books, all fake, but with titles relating to various chapters of his life. One, entitled "International Boredom", allegedly alluded to his ex wife. nymag.com/homedesign/desi…
Billy Nye has a restraining order on his ex wife because she sprayed herbicide on the plants in his garden. foxnews.com/story/2007/11…
Billionaire Daniel Keith Ludwig Had Frozen His Genetic Material, Believing His Estranged Ex-Wife's Daughter Might Challenge his Will. 40 Years Later, and after his Death, She Sued The Estate And Lost, Because DNA Analysis Proved He Wasn't Her Father. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
, a dog barked incessantly after the death of OJ Simpson's ex-wife Nicole, and Ron Goldman to guide a neighbor to the scene of the crime before the incident would become "the case of the century". youtube.com/watch?v=YLmDE…
Dwayne Johnson’s manager is his ex wife Dany Garcia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Today I learned about Allen Blackthorne, a Texas millionaire, who had his ex-wife, Sheila Bellush murdered in front of her quad 23 month old babies. He allowed their (Allen and Sheila's) teen daughter to find Sheila shot and with her throat slit. The babies had their mother's blood on their faces and feet. wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder…
President Harding and General MacArthur’s ex-wife Louise Heiberg once bet a set of White House china on a single hand of poker. Harding lost. usafriendlypokersites.com…
Bill Nye has a protective order against his ex wife because she used herbicide to damage his garden. people.com/people/mobile/…
The Rock's personal trainer is married to his ex-wife news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
Alaina Mathers, Eminem's adopted daughter, whom he calls "Lainey" in many of his songs, is actually the biological daughter of his ex-wife Kim's twin sister, who died in 2016 of an heroin overdose. Eminem received legal custody of her daughter in the early 2000's. earnthenecklace.com/9-fac…
In 2013, a wealthy Michigan man purchased the house next to his ex-wife. To get back at her, he installed a giant bronze statue of a hand flipping the bird. He illuminates it with a flood light 24 hours a day for maximum facetiousness. huffingtonpost.com/2013/1…
Steven Spielberg's ex-wife received a divorce settlement of $100 million after a judge invalidated a prenuptial agreement he had written on a napkin. nydailynews.com/life-styl…
Today I learned of the Plum Island Pink House. The wife in a divorcing couple forced her ex-husband to build a replica of their family home as part of the divorce settlement. She didn't specify the location, so he built it in the middle of a salt marsh and plumbed it solely with salt water. It's uninhabitable. curbed.com/2015/12/14/106…
Today I learned about Mary Meyer, ex-wife of CIA Chief, lover of President Kennedy, murdered in broad daylight in a murder unsolved to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Willie Nelson's (ex) wife sewed him up in a sheet and beat him with a broomstick. His comment: "She was a very classy, ingenious, brilliant lady, and I was a problem at times." nytimes.com/2012/12/16/ma…
Marcia, George Lucas's ex-wife, got an Oscar for her editing and was behind some of the better ideas of Star Wars. She got very little credit after the divorce. news.com.au/finance/busin…
In 1946, a man claiming to be a detective gave a pedestrian a camera and asked her to take a picture of a suspect. The "detective" turned out to be a gangster, the "suspect" turned out to be his ex-wife, and the "camera" turned out to be a concealed shotgun firing via the shutter button. newyorker.com/magazine/19…
Freddie Mercury's ex-wife Mary Austin buried his ashes in a secret location, believed to be known only to her, and has said she will never reveal where they are buried. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
John Cleese's ex-wife is now worth more than him due to their divorce settlement m.nydailynews.com/news/mo…
Scientist Bill Nye has a restraining order against his ex-wife because she sprayed herbicide on the plants in his garden. divorcemag.com/articles/b…
(former First Lady of Argentina) Eva PerΓ³n's body was lost for sixteen years. When found, her ex-husband Juan PerΓ³n, and his third wife, Isabel, decided to keep the corpse in their dining room on a platform near the table. howlingpixel.com/i-en/Eva…
Stone Cold Steve Austin had beat and bruised his then-wife and then-girlfriend. His ex-wife later claimed that it was due to roid rage and that WWE spent millions of dollars concealing these events en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
When Jack Nicholson slept with Dennis Hooper's ex-wife, Jack was so afraid Dennis would kill him that he slept with a hammer under his pillow. nypost.com/2013/11/02/jac…
Albert Einstein had anticipated winning the Nobel Prize several years before actually winning it. He included the prize money in his ex-wife's divorce settlement 3 years earlier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Robert Lucas, upon receiving a Nobel Prize in economic sciences, was only awarded half the prize money. His ex-wife had placed a clause in their divorce settlement in 1988 stating she would receive half the prize money if he won the prize in the following 7 years. He won in the year 1995. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Bubba from Forrest Gump actor Mykelti Williamson was acquitted of attempted manslaughter after he stormed his ex wife's home and stabbed her boyfriend. deseretnews.com/article/6…
For the 'FRIENDS' episode where Susan (Ross' ex-wife) and Carol got married, "NBC expected thousands and thousands of phone calls and hate mail but actually received only four complaints by telephone." dailydot.com/opinion/why-…
The Great Gatsby was almost titled β€œTrimalchio in West Egg, based on an ancient Roman fictional ex-slave who came into money and threw lavish parties, but his wife and publisher convinced him to call it The Great Gatsby. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Stephen Hawking married the ex-wife of the guy who first designed his speech synthesiser en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
In 2013, a man bought a house next to his ex-wife, so he could install a middle finger statue. nypost.com/2013/11/16/man…
The hero behind the Ted Williams story: His ex wife, who although disabled, raised their 4 kids and even took in the kids he later had with his homeless girlfriend. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
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…

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