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Divorce Epidemic for Rich and Famous This Year

Divorce Epidemic : 2015 Sees Many High Profile Celebrity Splits

It’s been a tough year for celebrity marriages and relationships and the going has only gotten tougher over the last few months. Here are some of the long-term couples who have hit the skids this year.

  • In June, after nearly 20 years of marriage, Working Girl Melanie Griffith split from Desperado Antonio Banderas, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple’s daughter is now 18, so there won’t be any custody or child support disputes. Griffith will reportedly receive approximately $65,000 of spousal support per month
  • The same month, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced that they had separated. Both parties denied the much-publicized rumor that Affleck had been involved in an affair with the couple’s nanny. The couple still appear to be living together, raising their three children, but friends say the divorce is moving forward.
  • Famed musician Mick Fleetwood, of super-group Fleetwood Mac, will “go his own way” after two decades of marriage, after his third marriage, to Lynn Frankel, ended this year. The divorce was finalized in November. The couple have twin girls. Custody arrangements have not been made public.
  • In August, No Doubt vocalist Gwen Stefani filed a divorce complaint, seeking to end her 13-year marriage to fellow musician Gavin Rossdale. Stefani told reporters that she and Rossdale remained “partners in parenthood” and would work together to raise their three sons. Stefani has since moved in with country music star Blake Shelton, who ended his four-year marriage to singer Miranda Lambert earlier this year. Friends say Shelton reneged on a promise to Lambert to have children together.
  • Just before Christmas, Django Unchained and Revenge of the Nerds star Robert Carradine filed for divorce from his wife, Edith, after 25 years together. According to court papers, Carradine is asking his ex to pay him spousal support.

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