Love Is Dead: Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton Are Splitting Up

We've said it before once or twice, but this time we mean it: Love. Is. Fucking. Dead. After 13 years of unwedded bliss and admirable mutual eccentricity, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have split up. A rep for the couple tells People magazine the two "separated amicably earlier this year." This isn't about us,… » 12/23/14 3:40pm 12/23/14 3:40pm

Woman Divorced Husband After He Communicated Solely via Post-It Notes

While most couples (especially in Hollywood) file for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences," some others give far more interesting reasons for why their love failed. » 5/08/14 10:20am 5/08/14 10:20am

Silda Spitzer Got $7.5 Million and a Confidentiality Agreement

Silda and Eliott Spitzer have officially gone their separate ways, but newly leaked documents reveal that Silda left the relationship with a $7.5 million lump sum, an additional $240,000 a year until she remarries or dies and a strict order not to talk to the press about the relationship. » 4/28/14 11:50am 4/28/14 11:50am

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Finally Gets Dumped by His Wife

It appears that Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife has had enough of standing by her man—it's being reported that she tossed DSK out of their apartment in Paris about a month ago and they are now living separately. Anne Sinclair, who is a journalist and wealthy heiress, has been married to DSK for 20 years. It's possible… » 6/28/12 11:00pm 6/28/12 11:00pm

Santorum Says Separation of Church and State Makes Him 'Want to Throw…

Our beloved constant companion Rick Santorum took to ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning to expound offensively a number of topics, but perhaps his most shining moment was when he took very relevant political force John F. Kennedy to task for his 1960 remarks on the separation of church and state.… » 2/26/12 8:45pm 2/26/12 8:45pm

Stressed Baby Monkeys Grow Into Anxious Adults

Scientists sure do love their stressed-out baby animals. Yesterday we learned about the dangers of marrying a stressed zebra finch — and today a study reveals that baby monkeys who endure scary separations from their moms can feel the ill effects throughout life. » 8/18/11 10:25am 8/18/11 10:25am

Christina Aguilera And Husband Separate

Another celebrity breakup: Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman reportedly separated several months ago. "It ­became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife," says a source. They were married for five years and have a two-year-old son, Max. » 10/12/10 2:23pm 10/12/10 2:23pm

Marital Success And/Or Relief Achieved Through Separation

Apparently, couples who separate — but don't divorce — are a common modern phenomenon.Omaha Sage Warren Buffett, Jann Wemmer, and Willem de Kooning all fall into this "It's Complicated" category.. [NYT] » 8/02/10 4:07pm 8/02/10 4:07pm

O Writer Claims That Beneath Every Marriage Runs The "Chyron Of Divorce"

The eminently reasonable Hanna Rosin, whom you might remember as the journalist guinea pig who agreed to stay within 15 feet of her husband for 24 hours, is dismayed by an O: Oprah Magazine article called "Divorce Dreams" by New York Times scribe Ellen Tien. And Rosin is piqued for good reason: Tien says some… » 7/09/08 2:30pm 7/09/08 2:30pm

Divorce Is Not For Democrats

In today's Wall Street Journal, a reader named L.H. from Ohio writes to columnist Sue Shellenbarger: » 4/03/08 2:30pm 4/03/08 2:30pm

Shellenbarger responds that the so-called "blue" states have lower divorce rates than "red" ones for a variety of reasons, including education levels that inspire the affianced to think long and hard about all the…