Marc Anthony has put the legal machinery in motion, officially filing for divorce from Jennifer Lopez.
In the petition, filed Monday with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Anthony seeks dissolution for "irreconcilable differences," along with joint physical and legal custody of the couple's 4-year-old twins, Max and Emme.
As for the money? Well, that's to be determined, as Anthony "has not yet determined the full nature and extent of his separate assets and debts," according to divorce documents obtained by TMZ. Legal costs are to be paid by the separate parties, and he's suggesting she not seek spousal support.
The couple announced their split last July, making it two failed marriages for him and three for her.
Since then Lopez, 42, has moved on with dancer Casper Smart, who celebrated his 25th birthday recently by receiving a customized truck as a gift from his lady friend. Anthony, 43, and Venezuelan model Shannon de Lima went public with a relationship earlier this year.
Anthony and Lopez continue to work together on "Q'Viva," searching for new Latin American talent.
Heidi Klum filed for divorce from Seal on Friday in L.A., making official what we knew was coming since they announced their separation back in January.
It's all pretty standard stuff, according to various reports, with Klum citing "irreconcilable differences," seeking joint legal and primary physical custody of their four children, and asking for her legal name to be changed back from Heidi Samuel — Henry Samuel being Seal's legal name.
According to TMZ, which first reported the news, the couple signed a post-nuptial agreement separating assets, so there's no community-property split to be hashed out.
A couple of days after the couple said they were dunzo, when both were still wearing their wedding bands, Seal kept alive the idea of reconciliation. "Is it irreparable?," he told Piers Morgan on CNN. "You can never say never. The thing I love most about us is that we are a team ... that won't change, whether we get back together or not."
Photo: Heidi Klum reacts after getting "slimed" at Nickelodeon's 2012 Kids Choice Awards held March 31 at USC's Galen Center. Klum presented the award for favorite TV actress. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press
Peter Facinelli on Wednesday filed for divorce from Jennie Garth, and she in turn filed her response, making official the relationship bombshell they dropped two weeks back.
The paperwork reportedly came over the Los Angeles Superior Court transom 15 days after the couple, who have three children together, announced their plans to separate after 11 years of marriage.
"While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children," Facinelli and Garth said at the time in a joint statement. "We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together. We ask for privacy and respect during this time."
The reason given for the split was irreconcilable differences, apparently revolving in large part around the toll Facinelli's work schedule took on their marriage. The "Twilight Saga" and "Nurse Jackie" star was commuting to Vancouver, Canada, and New York during the week, returning to California most weekends to the family home in Santa Ynez, Garth told People. The day after announcing their split, the couple publicly denied rumors of infidelity, calling them "hurtful."
When Facinelli asked Garth last fall for a divorce, she was "very resistant," she said.
"I didn't want it to happen," she told the mag. "It took me some time to come to peace with it."
The divorce documents give the couple's separation date as Jan. 1 of this year. They are, according to TMZ, seeking joint physical and legal custody of daughters Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and 5-year-old Fiona. She is requesting her legal name be changed back to Jennie Garth from Jennie Facinelli.
"Russell Brand to Katy Perry: I don't need your stinking millions!!!" That's the headline that really wasn't, as Brand and Perry have reached a property agreement in their divorce so amicable that Katy signed the papers with a heart and a smiley face on the dotted line.
He really didn't want the money he would have been entitled to under California's community property laws -- which would have included half of the $44 million she reportedly earned while they were Mr. and Mrs., according to TMZ. (Brand would have had to split his multimillion-dollar haul as well, of course, but she was the big breadwinner during the marriage.)
"This divorce is as amicable as it gets, and Russell was a mensch," a source told the website.
The couple, who split up late last year, "have entered into a comprehensive written settlement of all issues, including, without limitation, with respect to the property to be confirmed or assigned to each party," said to court papers filed Tuesday in Los Angeles.
In the document obtained by TMZ, Katy's response to Russell's Dec. 30 divorce filing, the idea of spousal support is nixed, the property resolution is declared and Ms. Perry indicates a desire to go back to her maiden name, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. Now it's just a matter of time until the divorce is made final.
So really, the headline should be something more like, "Russell Brand and Katy Perry: We don't need your stinking divorce court!!!"
Heidi Klum and Seal are splitting up because -- why? Can someone remind us please, as the couple-in-love stuff just keeps on coming.
"I don't know why we work, my husband and I. We just do," the "Project Runway" host told InStyle UK, which she covers in March. "We are black and white -– yin and yang. To me, his beautiful face, great body, amazing heart, voice, his ability to be a loving, caring person and father ... what can I say?
Well, that was what she could say before they split up, we presume, given magazines' long lead time. Model Klum and singer Seal, parents of four, announced Jan. 23 that they were separating.
"I'm determined to mark our wedding every year with a really great party," Klum told the mag (via the New York Post). "We all work very hard and time goes by so fast and you can stumble over years without symbolic peaks in your life to remember -- so we create those."
The two have renewed their vows annually since their May 2005 wedding. Last week Seal told Ellen DeGeneres how much he and Heidi love and respect each other, even though they're breaking up.
Speaking in the present, however, Klum broke her post-split silence Tuesday. "Hi everyone, I want to thank u for all your support & kind words," she said on Twitter. "Really means so much. Thanks again...to the best fans in the world! xoHeidi."
One tidbit revealed by InStyle, having nothing to do with her relationship? Supermodel Klum says she's more about jewelry than clothes, and that the jewelry doesn't always have to be right on trend. Check out her cover-shoot video below.
Heidi Klum and Seal -- are they splitting up? That was the question over the weekend, and on Sunday the couple confirmed the news: After seven years together, they are calling it quits.
"We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart," the two told People exclusively in announcing their split.
The couple went their separate ways the Saturday night of Klum's 13th annual Halloween extravaganza. The "Project Runway" host showed up in Las Vegas as a dead body stripped of skin, while Seal was out on tour in Belgium. They teamed up that Monday as apes, however, for a second Halloween fest in New York City, held on the actual holiday. Klum recently attended the Golden Globe Awards solo.
In their statement, they described their relationship as "seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage," and their split as "amicable." The two had renewed their vows before friends each year, after he'd proposed with a massive rock in December 2004. They married five months later.
On the more gossipy side of things, sources told TMZ that any "third party" involved in the split may have been Seal's hot temper, combined with their careers taking them in different directions. "It was a long time in coming," one source told the website. Though the couple's statement says they're separating, TMZ is saying a divorce is in the cards.
The couple have four kids, three of them together: Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and newest daughter Lou, 2. Seal in 2009 adopted Leni, Heidi's daughter from a previous relationship.
Zooey Deschanel has officially filed for divorce from Ben Gibbard, sliding the paperwork in at L.A. Superior Court before last year drew to a close.
Singer-songwriter and actress Deschanel, 31, and Death Cab for Cutie lead singer Gibbard, 35, separated on Halloween after two years of marriage. The decision was "mutual and amicable," it was reported at the time.
Court documents filed Dec. 27, obtained by TMZ, are par for the course in citing "irreconcilable differences," but the inclusion of her income and assets is a bit of a treat for the Hollywood-curious: The paperwork shows Deschanel with a little more than $3 million in assets, $95,000 a year coming in from She & Him and no credit card debt. Also detailed are expenses totaling $22,500 a month, including a $4,000-a-month mortgage, $2,000 a month for clothes and $1,500 going to charity.
Not surprising to see she's doing OK — Deschanel had a pretty successful 2011 with the hot sitcom "New Girl" and more: She notched a Grammy nomination for the song "So Long" from "Winnie the Pooh" and a Golden Globe nod for performance by an actress in a TV series, comedy or musical, which means, come Jan. 15, she'll up against Tina Fey, Laura Dern, Laura Linney and Amy Poehler — no sweat, right? — for that shiny golden trophy.
Zooey also became an aunt in September, when sister Emily "Bones" Deschanel and husband David Hornsby welcomed a baby boy.
Sinéad O'Connor's love life has another chapter. Actually this is more like an extended cut of the previous chapter. She announced on Twitter that she's back with her husband of less than a month.
The Irish singer, who married Dublin substance-abuse counselor Barry Herridge in Las Vegas in early December, then announced their separation a couple of weeks later, has called off the divorce proceedings.
As she put it late Tuesday, "yay!!! me husband is a big hairy cave man an came to claim me with his club : ) and now im in cave-land.. yay!!"
When one fan, who obviously doesn't speak cave man, tweeted to ask for confirmation that the singer now wasn't getting divorced, O'Connor responded, "Yup that's wot it means. An I can add to my lingerie collection. Size uk 12 btw for anyone wanting to send any. 36b. : )"
Previously, O'Connor had written a long post on her website announcing the breakup of the relationship due to people in her husband's life urging him away from her and to a "wild ride" in Las Vegas on their Dec. 8 wedding night, when self-described non-drinker O'Connor went looking for weed to smoke and ended up with a handful of crack instead.
Never a dull moment in the O'Connor household.
The good news for her Southern California fans is that they will have ample opportunity to congratulate her in person: The newly reconciled Mrs. H will be headed to L.A. on Thursday for a performance on Friday, and she'll return in February for a pair of shows at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to celebrate the release of her new album, "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?"
O'Connor says she's slowing things down with husband No. 4 and that they plan to act like boyfriend and girlfriend (or cave man and cave woman) for a while. Either way, this isn't likely to be the last of the O'Connor love drama in 2012.
Among this year's celebrity breakups, the Katy Perry-Russell Brand split could be the most "aww"-inducing, with the kooky couple seeking a divorce after a romantic whirlwind courtship and only 14 months of marriage. But how did Russell wind up being the "bad guy" who actually filed the court papers?
Could be that he did it for her sake.
Perry's parents are evangelical Christians, according to TMZ, which heard from sources connected to the two that Katy was raised to believe divorce is wrong, and didn't want to upset her folks. So after trying to work things out and agreeing "it just wasn't there," Brand allegedly took one for the team.
"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage," Brand said in Friday a statement. "I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."
It doesn't appear as if religion was the reason for the split, though we can't imagine bits like his "I Am Jesus" music video , featuring lyrics such as "I wear a funny crown / I live in honey town / Somebody cut me down," going over great with evangelical in-laws. (That's one of five music videos Brand did in character as Aldous Snow for "Get Him to the Greek.") And there's always the reality that in-laws and family traditions are among married couples' top fights.
"I come from a very non-accepting family, but I'm very accepting," Perry told Vanity Fair regarding her religious beliefs as an adult, after a strict upbringing by evangelical ministers. “Russell is into Hinduism, and I'm not [really] involved in it."
Though Russell has had his way with religion and believers in his stand-up material and film work (here's a sample; watch out for the profanity at the end), he expanded a bit on his religious beliefs and defended the existence of God, writing for the New Statesman in April of this year:
"Through Transcendental Meditation, twice daily I feel the bliss of the divine. Through the mental repetition of a mantra, eventually my chattering monkey mind recedes, gently banishing concerns of the past and drawing the inner eye away from speculation and want. I connect to a boundless consciousness that has no palpable relationship with my thoughts, fears or desires."
Perry and Brand were married in a traditional Hindu ceremony Oct. 23, 2010, at a resort in Ranthambhore National Park in northwestern India. At the beginning of this month, Brand told Ellen DeGeneres that he was "really happily married" and that the Internet was "a wicked little liar."
How will Katy be as a single lady once again? Check out the video below, from a few years back, and tell us what you think.