This Friday's blog provides excerpts from of some of the celebrity divorce news stories that have recently made headlines including Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Armstrong.
Sandra Bullock `threw herself into work` after divorce
By Frances Kindon
"The one-year anniversary of her divorce from Jesse James has passed, and Sandra Bullock is said to be making a go of her new life. The 47-year-old actress decided to become a single parent to baby Louis, 19 months, after it emerged that James had been unfaithful shortly after the adoption went through."
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
The following articles provide contrasting views of the reasons behind this divorce.
J.Lo's Scientology Beliefs To Blame For Divorce?
"Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's recent split is apparently being blamed on J.Lo's Scientology beliefs. According to the Daily Mail, the couple decided to divorce after arguing over Lopez's plans to send their twins - Max and Emme - to a Scientology school, which Anthony is said to have disagreed with."
Marc Anthony 'hated the fact J-Lo was a sex symbol' and tried to 'control her wardrobe'
By Daily Mail Reporter
"Jennifer Lopez has a reputation as one of the most desirable women on the planet, but it seems her estranged husband Marc Anthony wasn't so keen on her sexy image. According to reports, the 42-year-old Latin singer wanted his wife to look a little more demure when it came to her wardrobe. … many commentators have speculated on the reasons behind the split, with some pointing to Anthony's 'controlling' ways.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Gets Engaged Just Months After Divorce
"It doesn't take long for Mark-Paul Gosselaar to be in a committed relationship again. Less than three months after finalizing his divorce from wife of 15 years Lisa Ann Russell, the Zack Morris of 'Saved by the Bell' got engaged to his advertising executive girlfriend, Catriona McGinn."
Bernie Madoff Divorce: Wife Ruth Madoff to Divorce Bernie, Reports Say
By Andrea Devaro
"Ruth Madoff, wife of infamous Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, has severed contact with her imprisoned husband and plans to divorce him, according to reports."
The 'Real Housewives' Legacy of Marital Destruction and Financial Ruin
By Tim Kenneally at TheWrap
"The tragedy follows relevations that Armstrong's wife, 'Real Housewives' star Taylor Armstrong, filed for divorce from him in July. It also came after he complained, 'This show has literally pushed us to the limit.' … No fewer than eight divorces have occurred among the 'Real Housewives' crew, even before the Armstrong union officially began to disintegrate last month."
Los Angeles Lakers Star Kobe Bryant Rejects Divorce Rumors
"Internet rumors about the Kobe Bryant divorce began popping up last week with one Web site citing unnamed sources claiming that a divorce was imminent. Los Angeles' KCBS-TV picked up the Kobe Bryant divorce rumor and reported it on its site before pulling the story. Amidst all the speculation that he was getting a divorce, Bryant rebuffed the rumors to Entertainment Tonight. The popular television show's Web site described Bryant as saying that he is happily married to his wife and that the couple was traveling in Europe with their two daughters. The story also detailed that Bryant was not going to respond to the divorce rumors but felt compelled to shoot them down."