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2008 Celebrity Divorces…

Sunday, January 4, 2009
Posted in: celebrity divorces

It’s kinda depressing, but check out all the Hollywood peeps who either separated or got divorced in 2008.

I’m still in shock over Hulk and Linda Hogan

Chris Kattan and Sunshine Tutt – 4 months (divorced)
• Jodie Sweetin and Cody Herpin – 1.3 years (separated)
• Kate Walsh and Alex Young – 1.5 years (separated)
• Pink and Corey Hunt – 2 years (separated)
• Tate Donovan and Corinne Kingsbury – 2 years (divorced)
• Star Jones and Al Reynolds – .3.5 years (divorced)
• Anna Faris and Benjamin Indra – 4 years (divorced)
• Donnie Wahlberg and Kim Fey – 4 year (divorced)
• Heather Mills and Paul McCartney – 4 years (divorced)
• Swizz Beatz and Mashonda – 4 years (separated)
• Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler – 4 years (divorced)
• Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez – 5 years (divorced)
• Debbie Matenopoulos and Jay Faires – 5 years (separated)
• Liv Tyler and Royston Langdon – 5 years (separated)
• Anne Heche and Coley Lafoon – 6 years (divorced)
• Terence Stamp and Elizabeth O’Rourke – 6 years (divorced)
• Madonna and Guy Ritchie – 8 years (divorced)
• Emily and Charlie Robison – 9 years (divorced)
• Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey – 9 years (divorced)
• Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe – 9 years (divorced)
• Wayne Brady and Mandie Taketa – 9 years (divorced)
• Brendan and Afton Fraser – 10 years (divorced)
• Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook — 10 years (divorced)
• Dwayne and Dany Johnson – 10 years (divorced)
• Kimora Lee and Russell Simmons – 10 years (separated)
• Bill and Jennifer Murray – 11 years (divorced)
• Téa Leoni and David Duchovny – 11 years (separated)
• Kiefer and Elizabeth Sutherland – 12 years (divorced)
• Dylan McDermott and Shiva Rose – 13 years (separated)
• Johnny Knoxville and Melanie Lynn Cates – 13 years (divorced)
• Shania Twain and Robert Lange – 15 years (separated)
• John Cleese and Alyce Faye Eichelberger – 15 years (divorced)
• Danny and Gretchen Bonaduce – 16 years (divorced)
• George Lazenby and Pam Shriver – 16 years (divorced)
• Robin and Masha Williams – 19 years (divorced)
• Marg Helgenberger and Alan Rosenberg – 19 years (separated)
• Tracy and Sabina Morgan – 22 years (divorced)
• Ronnie and Jo Wood – 23 years (separated)
• Hulk and Linda Hogan – 24 years (divorced)
• Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee – 24 years (separated)

I have to say, I didn’t know about most of these. Shania and her hubby? Say it aint so!

Blatantly stolen from Ken Levine’s blog.


  • MB (Leah)
    January 4
    1:51 pm

    Maybe I’m jaded, but those together for 5 years or less I’m not surprised. In Japan they have some kind of saying that it takes at least 3 years to really see all the sides of a person, if that even.

    What’s really sad are those that have been together for 15 years or more separating. That’s a huge chunk of time and investment in someone so I guess it’d have to be bad to separate after so much time. Or, after so much time there’s just nothing left to keep them together, they’ve explored it all.

    I’m really shocked about Robing Williams, Marg Helgenburger, and Morgan Freeman.

    Tea Leoni and Duchovny? Well, since Duchovny is a sex maniac, I’m surprised she stayed with him for more than a month or two. He must have had it going on.


  • Even more – I read on ONTD that Shania hooked up with the husband (ex, I presume) of the woman who slept with her ‘prince.’

    Most members of ONTD said it was an upgrade.


  • Man. Robin Williams? And Morgan Freeman? Wow. Just wow. And I’m sad to see Shania and Mutt Lange break up.
    It’s the longer marriages that are harder to see crumble. Was Johnny Knoxville a teenager when he got married? Jeez!!!


  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Robin Williams leave his first wife to be with the family baby sitter? If Masha is the baby sitter, why am I surprised they’ve been together this long?

    But Morgan Freeman? Dam! He’s like that kindly, wise uncle you’d think would have a rock solid marriage. What a shame, but I guess divorce always is a sad event.


  • Brendan Fraser’s back on the market? :swoon:


  • MB
    January 4
    7:22 pm

    Personally, I prefer to focus on the relationships that are still going strong after many years. Like John Barrowman and his partner, Scott (16 years), Stephen Spielberg and Kate Capshaw (17 going on 18 years), and Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore (28 years), but one thing you’ll notice in long lived “Hollywood” relationships is that more often then not, the partner is not in the business or leaves the business after the start of the relationship. That more than likely gives the couple somethng to focus on other than “fame” and “stardom”… but, call me old-fashioned, I like to think that marriage should be more than a publicity game that so many relationships have become in the entertainment industry.


  • Wendy
    January 4
    7:48 pm

    Didn’t Terence Stamp die?


  • Didn’t Terence Stamp die?

    Only in Superman. *g*


  • By the way, does anybody know if Star Jones’ ex, Al Reynolds has come out yet?


  • We know Gretchen Bonaduce (Bob’s in a band with her), so that one came as no surprise to me. She has really done her damnedest to make that as normal a household as possible, even given the way the marriage started out.


  • Sad thing is, I’m surprised some of these lasted as long as they did.


  • Call me old fashioned, but unless things are really and I mean REALLY horrible, how can you split up after twenty years together? Did you not think that eventually there’d be a dry spell, a boring time in the relationship? Didn’t you expect you’d have to pass through that to get to the golden years at the end? Didn’t your mama warn you it wouldn’t be all lollipops and sunshine but you should stick it out?

    The couples that split after a few years I get, but to put 20 years into a relationship then give up…I don’t get it. Unless one half of the equation is being a total dickwad having some kind of mid life crisis dealie.


  • Julia Sullivan
    January 5
    7:16 pm

    Call me old fashioned, but unless things are really and I mean REALLY horrible, how can you split up after twenty years together?

    I certainly don’t know if any of these are the case with any of these celebrity marriages, but among the people I know who divorced after twenty years of marriage, the causes were things like infidelity, alcoholism, gambling addiction, or verbal and physical abuse. Not “dry spells” or “rough patches” but really bad shit.

    Remember that a lot of people who get divorced after being married twenty-plus years were sticking out really toxic marriages “for the sake of the children.” Again, I don’t know if this is at all relevant to any of these celebrity marriages, but I think dismissing all of the people who divorce after decades of marriage as silly or frivolous is pretty short-sighted.


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