It is unlikely that many of our Atlanta blog readers look up to musicians, movie stars and other celebrities as models of solid, happy, lasting relationships and marriages. In fact, most Georgia residents can probably name several of the rich and famous who have been married and divorced multiple times.
After a brief 41-day marriage, Evelyn Lozada of VH1 reality show "Basketball Wives" has filed for divorce from NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco). Johnson was arrested this weekend for allegedly head-butting Lozada in an altercation in Florida. In addition to the assault charges and divorce filing, Johnson is facing the loss of a spin-off reality show on their relationship and a termination of his contract to play for the Miami Dolphins.
Earlier this week, supermodel Heidi Klum and her husband Seal announced that they had decided to separate and file for divorce after seven years of marriage. Of course, a celebrity divorce is not exactly a new thing (see our earlier Georgia family law blog posts on Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Kobe Bryant and, of course, Kim Kardashian) but many people were shocked by this split.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported that former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to Maria Shriver, his wife of 25 years, that he fathered a child with a long-time housekeeper who served in the couple's home for over 20 years.
After divorce papers were finalized on Tuesday, Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller have officially untied the knot. Unfortunately for Charlie Sheen, it was quite an expensive knot to untie.