Recently my husband and I went on a double date. We met my friend Kate and her husband Bear, at a German Beer Hall. I hadn’t met Bear, and I always find meeting a friend’s partner interesting. Kate seemed to come to life in Bear’s presence. He is upbeat but sensible, she is witty and wildly imaginative. She is small and brunette, he is big and blond. They are a physical yin and yang. And even though there was plenty of room on the bench, they sat close, Kate in the nook of his arm. Keep reading »
Hipster men of the world, try not to wet yourselves. Are you sitting down? Zooey Deschanel shall be single again. Life is imitating art for actress and singer who plays a single gal on Fox’s “New Girl.” Us Weekly confirmed that she and hubby Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie are splitting mutually and amicably after two years of marriage. Another indie dream duo is dead. Clap your hands if you still believe in marriage. [Us Weekly]
Well, the love story of Kim Kardashian and, uh, that one guy whose name we barely bothered to remember, has come to a conclusion. Kardashian is filing for divorce, allegedly because her basketball playing husband, Kris Humphries, wanted to live in Minnesota, while she, of course, cannot imagine leaving the paparazzi-filled streets of Hollywood. Kardashian released a statement, saying:
After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.
Indeed, it probably wasn’t in the plan to end their marriage quite this soon, but Kim luckily has nearly $18 million in crisp dollar bills she made off the wedding to mop up her tears. (Unless, of course, she actually decides to follow any of our suggestions and donates her bounty to a good cause.)
Married for only 72 days, Kim’s (second!) marriage joins a long line of short celeb marriages. Keep clicking to see some of the other speedy celebrity marriages that met an early demise.
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UPDATE: Ryan Seacrest, who is a producer on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” (conveeeeeeniently), confirms that Kim is filing for divorce and will be giving him a statement shortly.
In a move that should come as a surprise to no one, Kim Kardashian is allegedly filing for divorce from her husband Kris Humphries — after only 72 days of marriage. Kim and Kris, whose alliterative names should have surely kept them together, seem to have lost their burgeoning passion and were spotted fighting over the weekend. Kim has already allegedly hired a new PR person to handle the flak.
So, what could have torn these two lovebirds apart? Was it the height difference? Or was it the rumor that Kris wasn’t actually Kim’s first choice to play her husband/love interest/mancessory on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”? It’s a sad day when a loveless $10 million wedding can’t even keep a faux couple together. [TMZ]
“[Jay and I] have been together since I was 20 years old … We took our time and developed an unbreakable friendship before we got married.We focused three years on our marriage and found that it brought us an even stronger bond and connection. But like anything great and successful in your life, marriage takes hard work and sacrifice. It has to be something both you and your husband deeply want. The best thing about marriage is the amount of growth you have because you can no longer hide from your fears and insecurities. There’s someone right there calling you out on your flaws and building you up when you need the support. If you are with the right person, it brings out the best version of you.”
– Beyoncé in Harper’s Bazaar. When she actually decides to say something about her relationship, it’s well worth the wait. I love the idea of marriage as a growth enterprise. Thinking about how you and the other person can help each other be the best versions of yourself is an empowering way to approach the institution. [Harper's Bazaar]
Lauren and David Blair tied the knot in 1984. But they didn’t want their public pledge of love for each other to be a one-time thing. So they decided to renew their vows, again and again, each time in a different location. On October 2nd, they renewed their vows for the 99th time, making it their 100th marriage to each other. To put the numbers even more in context, the couple set the Guinness World Record for the “Most Marriage Vow Renewals by the Same Couple” back in 2001, when they renewed their vows for the 66th time. With each subsequent renewal, they have beaten their own record.
So why does the couple do this?
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