The List of Celebrity Divorces in 2017 continues to grow
Why are there so many celebrity divorces?
It has been the week of Celebrity Divorces at Divorce Saloon. All any of us wants to talk about is which celebrity divorce is the flavor of the moment, which celebrity did what and what will happen to all the little celebrity kids.
Celebrity divorces have always fascinated us here. In fact, it wasn’t until about 2013 that our editor put her foot down and forced us to talk less about celebrities and more about substantive divorce issues. Ha ha. What she has come to admit is that people want to hear about celebrity divorces more than they want to hear about substantive divorce issues. When people are getting divorced, the last thing they are inclined to do is get on the internet looking for answers to their substantive divorce questions. They will usually quickly get a divorce lawyer and take it from there.
No, the vast majority of people who search for divorce stories on the Internet, in my opinion (not necessarily the opinion of my colleagues) are voyeurs looking for gossip, fun and entertainment. Is divorce entertaining? Well, certainly, I think one can admit that at least celebrity divorces are entertaining.
The recent batch of celebrity divorces prove my point. Exhibit A – Mel B and Stephen Belafonte. What is more entertaining that that? And it is not to laugh at other people’s pain but when you put your business out there like Mel B and Stephen Belafonte did, don’t blame people for being titillated and wanting to hear more, more, more. Sure, as our editor in chief Marion always says Celebrity divorce gossip is like empty calories and trans fats. But it sure as heck is entertaining as it gets and people can’t get enough of it!
So what are the recent celebrity divorces in 2017 so far (and late 2016)?
Well, you have:
- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
- Hunter Biden and Kathleen Biden
- Lisa Marie Presley and Andrew Lockwood
- Stephen Belafonte and Mel B
- Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
- Janet Jackson and Wissam al Mana
- Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
- Scarlett Johannson and Romain Dauriac
- Cuba Gooding Jr and Sara Kapfer
- Naya Riviera and Ryan Dorsey
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
- Mary J Blige and her husband (What’s his name??)
- Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
And by the way this list is not exhaustive. And the year is only four months old. So you have to figure, by the end of 2017, at this rate, you are looking at close to 50 celebrity divorces that could go down the tubes this year alone. What is wrong in these people’s lives that make them so divorce prone? They say money is one of the biggest reasons that marriages crack up but where celebrity divorce is concerned, you can’t pin the problem on money because they have more than their fair share of that resource. So what is wrong? Do you have a clue?
If it wasn’t so entertaining, it could actually be a little bit sad.