For years, stepmothers have complained that “Snow White” cast them in an unflattering light. Pop culture has tried to rehabilitate their reputation, presenting us with such paragons of step-parental virtue as Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music,” Florence Henderson on “The Brady Bunch,” and Allison Janney in “Juno.”
But in real life, many women find coping with another woman’s child harder than they had hoped. Some balk. Many moan. They form support groups, write articles about their hardships, and even publish books based on their challenging new situation.
While I’m sure parenting your partner’s kids can’t be a cakewalk, I think these women should shut up and wise up. Because no matter how hard it might be to become a step-parent, it’s twice as challenging to gain one. Keep reading »
“In an era when sensationalism is more prevalent than anything, yeah, [the divorce upped my popularity]. People love a train wreck. Lindsay Lohan—everybody is eager to see how that comes out. This is somewhat the same thing … Seeing how marriage didn’t work out for me the first time, I’m in no rush to do it again. Maybe I can find a couple of women who are open-minded. Look at how Hugh Hefner does it, with a harem of women.”
—Usher talks about his divorce last year from Tameka Foster in the new issue of Playboy. Any volunteers for his harem? Anyone? [People] Keep reading »
“If you and your spouse hate each other like poison and want to get out of the hellhole you call a marriage,” then you should definitely call this guy. He’s Steven Miller and he’s here to annihilate your crappy marriage. He’s the main lawyer behind Divorce EZ, a Florida (of course) law firm dedicated to helping you escape “that vermin you call a spouse.” Tell us how you really feel, Steven. [Urlesque
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“It’s definitely not something I’m looking for. But the divorce doesn’t put me off. I’ll just see what happens. I think a lot of times people are terrified of love and stop themselves from experiencing it. I don’t ever want to get that jaded. I do believe in love. I believe that when you really open yourself up to love, it’s the most beautiful thing.”
—Kate Hudson explains her feelings on marriage post-divorce to British Elle. But the only deets she’d give on new boyfriend Matthew Bellamy of Muse? “He’s lovely.” Boring. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
It’s the age-old story. Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl and has two kids with her. Girl starts a blog. Boy starts a blog.
Boy and girl get divorced. Boy and girl join together to write a blog about what it’s like to be divorced parents living within walking distance of one another in New York City and trying to keep their kids off the psych ward. Keep reading »
Now that the ink is dry on Heidi Montag‘s divorce filing, Spencer Pratt is spilling the beans. Apparently, the epic Spencer/Heidi love story was as fake as Heidi’s new body. “I love Heidi but our marriage was a show – it was part of ‘The Hills’ world,” Spencer said. “And that world is on a sound stage.” But he also alluded to the fact that the couple just wanted different things from their fame whore lives: “It’s clear that reality TV-fame-loving Spencer Pratt does not fit with my ex-wife Heidi Montag’s ambitions for a motion picture actor/pop star career and being a single sex symbol for the world,” he continued. Doesn’t this add a whole new sad layer to the story of Heidi’s 10 plastic surgeries? One wonders if after spending so much time with her loathsome ex just to be famous, Heidi Montag started to loathe herself, too. [People] Keep reading »
Jen and Brad. Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. Princess Di and Prince Charles. The greatest marriage of our generation is officially split: Heidi Montag has filed for divorce from Spencer Pratt. Like, for serious you guys! Two months ago when Heidi filed for legal separation from her fame-whorish, controlling, and wildly bearded ex, we all thought it was another dumb publicity stunt. But the Human Barbie has actually filed a divorce petition in California, citing irreconcilable differences. The ex-”Hills” stars, who married shortly over a year ago, are seeking an out-of-court settlement—i.e., no court room dramz or tabloid fodder. Heidi’s lawyer told People, “Both parties are amicable with each other and over the possibility of finalizing their divorce.” Hand me a tissue; I’m inconsolable. [People] Keep reading »