My fascination with the CDT (Celebrity Death Trifecta) is well documented in this blogspace. Now, I’m starting to put stock in a CST (Celebrity SPLIT Trifecta)! They’ve been coming fast and furious lately…
(Courtesy of PopEater.com)
Ben Harper Files for Divorce From Laura Dern
Laura Dern, 43, and Ben Harper, 40, are heading for divorce after nearly five years of marriage.
The Oscar-nominated actress and the Grammy-winning musician have two children together, a 9-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter.
The divorce papers filed in court Friday afternoon by Harper cite irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ. Harper also asks that Dern be denied spousal support, and indicates in the document that he and his wife have been separated since January; sources tell TMZ, however, that the couple have lived and traveled together throughout 2010 “and were even intimate as recently as last week.”
The couple have remained largely out of the spotlight. Before her 2005 marriage to Harper (who has two children from a previous marriage), Dern was in high-profile romances with a series of famous actors, including Nicolas Cage, Jeff Goldblum and Billy Bob Thornton.
She won a Golden Globe for portraying Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris in the 2008 HBO film ‘Recount.’
Courteney Cox, David Arquette Officially Separated
After 11 years of marriage, Courteney Cox and David Arquette have decided to separate.
The split was first reported by In Touch Weekly.
According to TMZ, Cox and Arquette have been living apart for a few months.
The couple released a statement regarding the breakup. “We have agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time. The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage.”
It continued, “We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply.”
Christina Aguilera splits from husband Jordan Bratman
Christina Aguilera has reportedly split from her husband.
The ‘Beautiful’ hitmaker – who married Jordan Bratman in 2005, three years after they met – is reportedly living apart from the music executive, though they have not yet decided whether to divorce.
A source said: “They are now living apart, and they will see how that goes.
According to friends of the couple – who have a two-year-old son Max – there was no major incident that triggered the split, but they had grown apart in recent months and attempts to revive their relationship had failed.
The source told Usmagazine.com: “They were very much in love. But over the last six months, it became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife.
“Christina even proposed their August trip to Italy to rekindle their relationship, but it didn’t help.”
Despite their separation, the couple are continuing to focus their attentions on Max, with the 29-year-old singer even taking him to the recording studio with her while she works on the soundtrack to her forthcoming movie ‘Burlesque’.
The insider added: “He is their main concern…Christina is doing her best to be a great mom. She has a lot to juggle, but she’s learning how to make it work and balance it all.