June 30, 2009
Katie Price may be hogging the headlines on the divorce front, but another glamour model has hit the news in the last week for her marriage, or should that be marriages?
Thirty-year-old Emily Horne is a former glamour model and adult movie star and she’s recent married twenty-five-year-old Ashley Baker from Oldham. You might be thinking that Ashley’s a lucky man, and he would be, if it weren’t for the fact that Emily is already married, to three different men.
Emily chose their honeymoon to reveal to her new husband that he wasn’t the first, second or even third. Emily even showed her new husband press cuttings revealing her sordid past, and how their marriage wasn’t legal because she was still legally married to her first husband.
This got worse for Ashley when Emily went on to explain that she had served time in prison for bigamy, back in 2004. Yet it didn’t deter her,
Emily could now go to prison again.
Ashley should really have known better when he met his new bride at a massage parlour in Rochdale, swapping numbers and meeting up later. Emily convinced Ashley that was ill:
She told me she had womb cancer and that she was really ill. I believed her. We decided to get married.
Then on their honeymoon her awful past came out:
She told me she’d been to prison and took out the newspaper cuttings. She said the marriage was real in her heart and that that was all that mattered.
The truth came out about Emily Horne’s bigamy when she called the police and tried to claim that Ashley had assaulted her. Emily told the police of her bigamy because she knew that if she didn’t, Ashley would have.
Emily is facing sentencing in July.
June 28, 2009
Nicole Kidman has praised her father for helping her through her very public divorce from pint sized husband Tom Cruise. Kidman, a very successful and respected actress in her own right, seemed like she had the perfect marriage with the Hollywood actor. They were perfect golden couple, albeit that Kidman famously quipped that she couldn’t wear heals when she was out with her husband.
Kidman stated that her dad helped her through the divorce as he is a psychiatrist, and despite her not listening to his advice when she was younger, she does now.
Kidman commented on how her relationship with her mother was stronger than with her father initially.
When I was younger, I always felt closer to my mother than to my father.
She’s an incredibly well-educated, strong woman, who put her career on hold to raise my younger sister, Antonia, and me. She was always around when we were kids, and I love and admire her enormously.
Kidman added that when she split from her husband, her father was there for her.
When my marriage to Tom Cruise fell apart, I really needed to reach out to my dad, and he was wonderful.
He stood by me, comforted me; showed me, at a time when I really needed to see it, the way that a man can be strong, dignified and loving.
I’m very grateful that I had such a good father, to see me through that time, because it put me in good stead for trusting again the next time I fell in love.
June 26, 2009
A man who recently sold his company for £3.8 million has been told that he doesn’t have to give any of the money to his ex-wife. Martin and Kim Walkden were divorced in 2006 after twenty years of marriage, with Kim receiving £482,000 in the divorce settlement after Martin’s company, Triesse, was valued at £800,000.
However, Martin worked hard on his company and has just sold it for £3.8 million, prompting his ex-wife to drag him back to the divorce courts, trying to claim a bigger share of his money.
The judge ruled however that the settlement was made in 2006 based on a fair value for the company, and Kim Walkden shouldn’t be able to profit from the increased value of her ex-husband’s business, the same as Brian Myerson wasn’t able to reduce his divorce settlement two months previously after he claimed he was suffering with the recession.
Martin Walkden personally received £1,758,199 from the sale of his company and will be delighted to hear that he doesn’t have to share that with his ex-wife, as she has already been paid half of the value of their company when valued in 2006.
June 25, 2009
Lock up your wives because it seems the Special One, the reason many women started watching football, could be getting divorced. The Correio da Manhã, a newspaper in Portugal, is reporting that Jose Mourinho and his wife Matilde are getting divorced after the former Chelsea manager had an affair with an Italian woman.
The rumours of an impending divorce between Jose and his wife became more intense in the last few days because the two haven’t been seen out in public together, instead choosing to live their private lives apart.
Matilde was seen shopping on her own in Milan while her husband attended Lisbon’s Technical University to receive his honorary doctorate, without his wife.
Jose was linked with a string of affairs while he was in London with Chelsea and now it seems that the Special One has been playing away from home again.
If Jose officially becomes a single man, a whole host of women will cry ‘yes’ in unison.
June 23, 2009
Some say he was a revolutionary, some say he has a lot to answer for, some say he just a randy old man who wanted to sleep with more women. However you perceive him, Henry VIII was the founder of divorce in the UK, and his original divorce petition, a letter to the Pope asking for a divorce, has been reproduced.
In 1530 Henry VIII, the head of the church in the UK, sent a letter to Pope Clement VII requesting that he be allowed to divorce his wife Catherine of Aragon and remarry Anne Boleyn.
The reproduction of the letter cost a staggering £43,000 to be made and historians have hailed it as one of the most important artefacts to helping us understand why Britain is a protestant country, rather than Catholic.
David Starkey, a historian, stated about the letter.
To understand England we need to have this document in mind.
The letter remained hidden in a drawer at the Vatican for centuries, until the 1920’s, when it was found. The letter has been copied by a firm based in Italy, who will now produce another 200 copies to be given to collectors and libraries throughout the world.
After the Pope refused to allow Henry VIII to divorce his wife, the English king made the decision of splitting with Rome and setting up the church in the UK, just so he could have his divorce.
Starkey agrees that the decision to turn Britain protestant was about the king’s divorce, not about religion.
Very few people were remotely interested in ideas from Germany. Henry was more interested in Anne Boleyn, who had been to France where women learned to manipulate men.
This document was the start of what would turn into an avalanche of propaganda against Rome and wicked foreign ways.
It is so impressive and overblown precisely because it was needed to give a false idea of national unity against papal power. Even today it helps explain England’s strange attitude to the European Union.
June 19, 2009
It seems that marriage never runs smooth for TV stars. Whether that’s due to the media spotlight, the difficult shooting schedules causing stress on relationships, or the fact that celebrities, just like the rest of us, tend to grow apart in their relationships.
The latest celebrity couple to head for the divorce lawyers are Bradley Whitford, star of The West Wing, and Jane Kaczmarek from the award winning comedy Malcolm in the Middle.
The couple were married in 1992 and have three children together. The news of their impending divorce was confirmed by Melissa Kates, publicist for Bradley Whitford.
The two have been filming non stop for years, with Whitford following The West Wing with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and he has just finished a Josh Whedon film ‘The Cabin in the Woods’.
Kaczmarek starred in Malcolm in the Middle for years before appearing in Raising the Bar.
June 11, 2009
Children are the most affected by divorce. They can feel responsible for everything. Therefore you should try to protect your child as much as possible during the divorce.
Avoid fighting with each other
The best solution is to separate in an amiable way. Try to avoid any fights in the presence of your child. For both of you this can be a very traumatic experience. At the beginning it is better to avoid each other. This way you will not be tempted to fight.
Even if you are divorcing you can still play games like a family. This way your child will feel safe again. Keep in mind that kids need stability. Playing games with your child can also help you forget about other problems.
One of the most important things is to assure your child of your love. Let him know that he will always have both of you. To be able to help your child better you can also ask the advice of a specialist. As parents you need to make sure that you will not hurt your child. No matter what happens in a couple the children must be the priority.
June 8, 2009
When you’re getting divorced it’s tempting to be as awkward as you can and never give an inch to your other half. If they want the Morphy Richards kettle you’ll refuse and want it for yourself, whether you really want it or not.
It’s not about the items as such, it’s about letting them know that you’re not to be trifled with, you’re not a pushover.
However, bear in mind that every argument, every solicitors letter, costs you and them more money. Is it really worth spending money arguing over something that could be replaced cheaply and easily?
Of course it’s not. Sometimes there will be things you have to argue over, maybe items that were yours before you married that they’ve laid claim to. Then by all means dig your heals in, but for trivial items it’s just not worth the time (or money) in arguing over them through divorce lawyers.
Save your battles for ones that are more important.
June 5, 2009
One of the most common reasons for divorce is infidelity, adultery. It’s horrible to find that your partner has been unfaithful to you, and finding out can be a heart wrenching moment for you, and for them in many ways.
But how can you tell if your wife is cheating on you? There are some signs that she may be hiding something, but don’t takes these as gospel that she’s being unfaithful.
Reduced sexual activity
With some relationships it can be hard to say whether you’re having less sex or not, but if your wife is just not interested there could be a reason for it. Could that reason be that she’s getting attention from someone else?
Does your wife have anything new that you haven’t bought for her? She may have bought it herself, it may have come from a member of her family, but it could be a gift from someone else. Perhaps you should find out more.
Spending more time away from the home
Again this may be innocent. Perhaps she’s working late, maybe she has hobbies that she’s doing, but maybe she’s with someone else. You have the option of following her, but be warned this rarely ends well as either your suspicions are proved correct and you catch with someone else, or you find there’s nothing happening but her trust in you will be destroyed.
June 2, 2009
When you’re going through divorce it can be a very stressful time, which is why you need to bite your tongue as much as possible. When your emotions are running high and you feel that your point isn’t being understood or accepted, shouting and screaming won’t make matters any easier, especially when you have children.
Children will be under enough pressure from their parents getting divorced without having to put up with arguments and name calling in their own home. If you show anger in front of your children you’re more likely to alienate them than anything else.
Also, by showing anger and resentment towards their other parent you’ll make them feel as though they should take sides, which of course you don’t want.
Keep your cool when going through a divorce and be sure not to scare your children.