February 18, 2020

Celeb Marriages Twice as Likely to Fail: Couples Calling It Quits in 2017

To the young and foolish, celebrity romances are the stuff that fairytales are made of. This may be true in some small part, but as we all know, not all fairytales have fairytale endings. According to a recent article in the Daily Mail, a leading UK publication, celebrity marriages are almost twice as likely to end in divorce as those of the everyday couple. Unfortunately for some celeb couples, 2017 will be remembered as the year that saw an end to their marriages.

Hollywood Divorce Lawyers Kept Busy


Fairytale romances keep the tabloids in business, plain and simple. However, bad news travels faster than good and as a result, Hollywood splits sell more papers. It’s really that simple. In fact, it could just be that the very stardom that brought those romances to the attention of adoring fans could be the very same limelight that was the beginning of the end. Few relationships can stand up to this kind of public scrutiny. Divorces can get messy, especially those making headlines, but the right divorce lawyer can help keep things smooth during the transition.

Famous Celeb Couples Calling It Quits in 2017


While the list could go on and on, here are a few of the most publicized marriages that hit the rocks in 2017, causing a major split. Some are still making headlines!

Harvey Weinstein & Georgina Chapman


This split is making the headlines daily due to the underlying cause of the split. Harvey Weinstein is being accused of sexual misconduct by several women, and while it appeared that Georgina would stand by her man, she later filed for divorce. Weinstein hasn’t admitted to indiscretions but is in counseling and hopes to ‘get better’ to be reunified with his family. Is that an admission of guilt? Perhaps, but the jury is still out on that one!

Fergie & Josh Duhamel


In September of 2017, Fergie and Josh revealed to the world that it was finally time to call it quits. After eight years as a married couple, Josh and Fergie admitted that they had actually made the split earlier in the year. They cited wanting to keep a low profile for the welfare of the kids as a reason why they hadn’t announced the breakup earlier. Divorce lawyer Hossein Berenji says that much of the time a divorce is harder on the kids than on the parents and so decisions like this are wise. He would have advised the couple to do this very thing had he been representing them.

Ewan McGregor and Eva Mavrakis


Here is one couple that many thoughts had made it over the hurdle. After more than two decades of marriage, Ewan and Eva are calling it quits. This news was released in October, but the split actually happened in late spring. Were the tabloids somehow to blame? It could be since the split only happened after it had been reported that McGregor had been seen kissing Mary Elizabeth Winstead, his current co-star of Kavanagh QC.

Perhaps celebrity marriages are, at some point, the stuff fairytales are made of, but if history has anything to say about it, at least 51 percent of them will fail. With the national average being only (only?) 26 percent ending in divorce, it’s safe to say that you should read all about celebrity marriages while you can. Here today – gone tomorrow. And so the story goes…