Happy Divorce Is All The Rage

Even before we read that the concept was netting its own TV show, we knew that today was all about amicable separation.

"I have nothing but love and respect for her," Pete Wentz says of Ashlee Simpson. He describes the songstress (?) as his "best friend" and says they're staying cordial for little Bronx. They also apparently went to In-N-Out over the weekend.

To the extent people model their conduct on celebrities' — and no offense to that couple, but it's hard to hope in this case anyone does — it's good to see them divorcing with decorum in the public eye. After all, Bruce and Demi are a rare exception that proves the acrimonious rule. But the Simpson-Wentzes aren't the only ones preaching the gospel of good divorce: also today came the news that Fran Drescher's show, Happily Divorced, is about to be picked up by TV Land. The premise is, presumably, that some people are cool with being divorced — as, apparently, she and her ex are.


Maybe "everyone's happy!" PR is the word of the day, but it's somewhat reassuring that not everyone got the memo. Eva Longoria, alone of today's celebrity divorcees, admits she "wants to cry" whenever she thinks of her split from Tony Parker. Fair enough: divorce is really hard. Except when it's hilarious!