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Demi Moore Files for Divorce from Ashton Kutcher

By Nottage and Ward on November 22, 2011

On November 17, actress Demi Moore announced that she is filing for divorce from her husband of six years, actor Ashton Kutcher, according to The Huffington Post. Moore, who is about 16 years older than Kutcher, told the Associated Press that she decided to end her marriage to Kutcher “with great sadness and a heavy heart.”

In September, rumors about marital troubles began when Kutcher was allegedly caught cheating on a trip to San Diego. Kutcher denied the rumors. However, after his alleged mistress stepped forward, it fueled the media fire. Moore and Kutcher apparently tried to work through the issues in their marriage, but Moore eventually made the decision to divorce. Moving vans were seen outside the couple’s house in October, supporting rumors that the pair was in fact splitting. Camping and Kabbalah counseling did not bring reconciliation, and, unfortunately, neither did spending time at Bruce Willis’ vacation home on Turks and Caicos early this month. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married for 10 years and have three children. They remain good friends.

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Divorces May Hurt Republican Presidential Hopeful’s Chances for White House

By Nottage and Ward on November 21, 2011

The 2012 presidential election has several potential candidates. One Republican presidential hopeful is Newt Gingrich. But, according to an article in The Huffington Post, his past tumultuous private life may affect his chances of being voted the Republican presidential nominee.

Recently, the 68-year-old former House Speaker addressed his past divorces and affairs in an interview with “Fox and Friends.” Currently, he is married to wife number three and has previously admitted to having had affairs. Gingrich also led the charge for the impeachment of President Clinton for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Gingrich opened up about his regrets during the Fox interview and discussed how his past relationship decisions may compromise his presidential aspirations. Gingrich believes voters will have to “come to their own judgment” on whether he is “somebody that [they] would trust to lead the American people.”

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Divorced Man Sues Wedding Photographers to Recreate Wedding after 6 Years

By Nottage and Ward on November 14, 2011

A wedding is a beautiful event. Years after, people fondly flip through their wedding album, revisiting the memories of that day through photos. But what if the photos didn’t capture precious moments of that special day? According to The New York Times, a man is suing the photography company he hired for his wedding for missing crucial moments during the wedding, in photos and video. The lawsuit, though already uncommon, is all the more unusual for the following reasons:

  1. The wedding took place in 2003;
  2. The couple separated in 2008 and divorced in 2010; and
  3. The divorced groom wants to recreate the entire wedding and have new photographs taken (by another photographer).

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Kim Kardashian Divorces NBA Star Husband after 72 Days of Marriage

By Nottage and Ward on November 4, 2011

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian were married in August of this year, but after only two and a half months, Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce, apparently devastating her husband. According to The Huffington Post, the reason for her soon-to-be ex-husband’s dejection may not be solely because of the divorce, but perhaps the terms of the divorce.

In the divorce documents filed by Kardashian, the reality star requested that the court reject any motion for spousal support from Humphries, in addition to requesting that each party cover their own legal fees. As per their pre-nuptial agreement, Kardashian keeps all assets of hers prior to the marriage as well as anything she earned during the marriage, however short-lived. The Kardashian family made $65 million last year, while Humphries, currently unemployed as a result of the NBA lockout, made about $3.2 million.

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What Halloween Can Tell You about Your Marriage

By Nottage and Ward on October 27, 2011

In many marriages, it takes a long time before a spouse notices the signs that something in the relationship is off. Small, everyday signs can be shrugged off as coincidence, but when the holidays come around, the signs tend to become more obvious and difficult to ignore. According to The Huffington Post, Halloween may have the power to foretell whether a couple is heading toward divorce.

Holidays are traditionally spent together, with family, and many married couples have traditions for each of the year’s holidays. Halloween starts off the fall and winter holidays with couples decorating, taking their kids trick-or-treating, hosting a Halloween party, or even just staying home and doing nothing. Routine is not necessarily a bad thing, but if Halloween brings some unexpected changes, it may be a sign that the relationship is in trouble. These signs may include:

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