New York, NY- With all the hustle and bustle over the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding taking over the internet, other celebrity news fell to the wayside, namely this week’s celebrity divorce news. There were new filings, a cherry settlement and an ugly custody battle that is just beginning winding up.
Earlier this week Basketball Wives star Malaysia made headlines after she filed for divorce from her husband and Charlotte Hornets player Jannero Pargo citing irreconcilable differences. In the divorce documents, Malaysia asked for sole custody of the couple’s three children with Jannero getting visitation rights. She also asked for spousal support and requested her estranged spouse pay her divorce attorney fees.
TMZ reported that even though Malaysia took to Twitter to complain about her soon-to-be ex, she assured the celebrity gossip gurus that her divorce wasn’t going to get nasty.
In a statement to TMZ, Malaysia said, “Our family is our top priority and while we have decided to amicably go our separate way. We are both committed parents and plan to remain friends as we co-parent our three children.” Sounds like another case of “conscious uncoupling,” but time will tell if things are going to get ugly. We hope not.
Malaysia filed for divorce, but fortunately for British actress Liberty Ross, her divorce from director Rupert Sanders has been finalized. The couple split almost two years ago after photos surfaced of Sanders cozying up to actress Kirsten Stewart while they were filming “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
And it appears that Ross secured a pretty sweet settlement from her ex because of his infidelity. A source close to the former couple told TMZ, Sanders paid Ross “guilt money,” so it pays to have an experienced divorce lawyer. She was awarded nearly half of the couple’s marital assets and Sanders stake in their $2 million California home. Other assets were also divided up but how much she made off with has not been revealed.
The couple has two children together.
The child custody hearing for Bethany Frankel and her estranged husband Jason Hoppy got really nasty Wednesday with both parties hurling accusations at each through court testimony. She called him white trash and he said he would destroy her career. That was just during the first day of testimony so things will probably get interesting.
Even though Kim and Kanye just got married, the internet was abuzz with predictions of how long their marriage would last. Yes, it’s cynical but remember, Kim already has two divorces under her belt and third marriages have at best a 25 percent chance of being successful. Not many people have confidence their marriage will last but fortunately they have a prenuptial agreement.
New York gym made national headlines this week after publishing a full-page advertisement which took at jab at Kim over her failed marriage to hubby number two Chris Humphries. The ad read “Kanye, stay in shape. The last guy only lasted 72 days.”