Katy Perry's Hard Drug Habits Were Cause For Divorce

Katy Perry in a more glamorous repost

After the dust has settled on Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s ill-fated marriage there are some pointers emerging from the wreckage which indicate that Perry was the real problem at the heart of it all.

According to a close friend of the pair she had become the antithesis of Brand; a man who was publicly battling drug and sex addictions and wanting to make a better life for himself, while she had joined a ‘wild’ crowd who loved to generically snort the old Peruvian marching powder until sunrise and then some.

Hardly wild really when compared to the drug antics of other rock stars who managed to go several days without sleep or food, shagged masses of girls, drive cars into swimming pools and still came out the other side to write some of the greatest records ever to be published.

According the the source, Russell became disillusioned with Katy’s behaviour and called for a swift end to the marriage.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand – the former drug and sex addict cleaned his act up and got shot of Katy Perry due to her habits and cohorts.

 

How is Russell supposed to feel when he hears that his wife is out till all hours of the night?”

He can only assume the worst.”

Brand’s addiction issues have been well documented and the source went on to say, “Russell was a truly horrible addict. It’s a day-by-day struggle for him to stay sober and walk the right path now.”

He’s really turned his life around, and he couldn’t let it be destroyed.”

She went from this sweet, adorable woman that he was madly in love with to a needy person who surrounded herself with hangers-on who were using her.”

She’d throw back tequila shots, chain smoke… and have mood swings. He gave her an ultimatum: ‘Get rid of your hard-partying friends or lose me forever!’”

Clearly the choice was made and Katy is now in what appears to be a similarly destructive relationship while Russell has really cleaned himself up.

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Marc Anthony talks about split from Jennifer Lopez

Marc Anthony has opened up about his recent split from wife of 7 years, Jennifer Lopez. In an interview with ABC News, the latino singer said there was nothing scandalous behind the separation.

“I’ll tell you that it wasn’t something sensationalistic happening,” he said.

According to a source close to the them, the couple had been arguing non-stop for months and decided to go their separate ways for the sake of their kids. On top of that, there were apparently issues on a movie set, envy on the set of American Idol and times when Lopez thought her husband was being unfaithful – a claim that Anthony says is “absolutely not” true.

Jennifer Lopez is a wonderful woman, according to her ex-husband

“It was a realization on both our parts. So you know it wasn’t shocking. These things happen,” he says. “It was a decision that we made jointly.”

“This is not a funeral. This is not a burial,” he continues after having expressed the intention of continuing to work on the reality show Q’Viva! The Chosen co-starring his now estranged wife. “This is just two people who came together and just realized – and so I’m saying that it wasn’t sustainable the way it was, and that’s that.”

Anthony, 42, says he will continue to be a good father to his children – twins Max and Emme. “I’m always going to be Daddy. And they’re used to me traveling and Jennifer traveling and, you know, we speak all the time, and try to maintain that presence.”

Asked whether he still loves Lopez, 41, he replies: “I’ll always love Jennifer. Yes. I’ll always love Jennifer. She knows that. Jennifer’s a wonderful, wonderful woman, a wonderful mother, a wonderful friend, you know. We understand this to be a long story. This is not a short story.”

What does he mean by that? – That he has always been and will continue to be there for the latin diva.

“I think anybody will tell you how I supported her, from day one. I’m really, really happy for her,” he says. “We’re going to be in each other’s lives for many, many, many years, and I’m glad that our friendship is that strong.”

In any case, both are putting on a brave face. Anthony spent some in Colombia, where he delivered an upbeat performance and even joked about his marital woes on-stage. “They’re saying I’m single,” he apparently told the audience. But reports from Bogota say the star was unusually distant.

[adsense]In the meantime, Lopez has also immersed herself in work by shooting an ad campaign for her Kohl’s fashion line. A source said the singer is “doing ok” and has been spending a lot of quality time with her children and family in L.A.

Of a similar age, both of Puerto Rican descent, both Latin artists with a musical background, they had more in common than the often bizarre couplings that Hollywood attracts. Think Jeff Goldblum and his teeny girlfriend (recently split),  Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones etc.

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Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony in Marriage Split

Oh no! I hear you cry. One of celebrity’s favourite couples has announced the end of their marriage today after seven years of what – on the outside – appeared to be marital bliss.

In a joint statement Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony told people.com “We have decided to end our marriage… This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”

Lopez and Anthony, 41 and 42 respectively got married in 2004 in a secret ceremony at their home in Beverly Hills.

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J Lo and Marc Anthony - one Hollywood coupling we thought might last.

Whilst celebrity marriages seem to fracture and collapse more quickly than those of us normal folk who have the fallout to consider, there are a few famous couples out there that seem to have found the perfect recipe for a good, strong relationship. Love them or loathe them, the Lopez and Anthony amalgamation was just one of those.

Of a similar age, both of Puerto Rican descent, both Latin artists with a musical background, they had more in common than the often bizarre couplings that Hollywood attracts. Think Jeff Goldblum and his teeny girlfriend (recently split), pensioner Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Genghis and Chaka Khan etc. We thought Lopez and Anthony had it made. In photographs the duo always appeared very much in love with one another and their body language seemed to mirror that. So it comes as something of a shock to find out that just one year after they renewed their marriage vows, the relationship has disintegrated to the point of no return.

Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez slow dancing

Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez during happier times.

Most of us are unfortunately au fait with the emotional rollercoaster experienced during the death of a relationship. Having to do that publicly must be exceptionally difficult. I’m not saying that they don’t deserve it. If they want the eye of the public on them, then that involves the bad times and not just the publicity shots and interviews that strangely coincide with the release of their new movie, autobiography, album, single, perfume, clothing range, children’s book, prophylactic, chemical toilet, pencil sharpener etc. They can’t just have our attention when they want it. Celebrity is for life, not just for premiers.

Jennifer 'Jlo' Lopez and Marc Anthony with babies Max and Emme.

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez with twin babies Max and Emme.

The couple also have two children together (twins Max and Emme), and this is where our sympathy should lie. Celebrities seem to produce children at the merest drop of a Philip Treacy hat. Squeezing them out with a speed and regularity that often makes me wonder if famous people have a special accelerated gestation period reserved only for them. It’s probably pain-free as well. And they use body doubles at the moment of conception. Why they procreate so easily and quickly I don’t know. Perhaps because they don’t need to consider money nor even whether or not they need to look after the children themselves because they bring in nannies and tutors and can be back on the red carpet showing off their tits and teeth before their cervix has returned to its former calibre. Having children for them is not the career ending, life sentence it is for normal folk who have to say goodbye to freedom and life as they know it for a minimum period of 16 years, with no time off for good behaviour.

[adsense]It’s a shame the Lopez/Anthony’s have split but no doubt they will both be overtly dating some other well-known figure Hollywood-style and having more glamorous children with them in the blink of an eye. It’s the little Lopez/Anthony’s I feel sorry for.

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Is David Duchovny's sex addiciton behind his latest split from Tea Leoni?

As Spooky Mulder in the X-Files, David Duchovny exposed countless conspiracies and investigated some of the oddest mysteries, yet the one case that still eludes him is why he’s unable to pin down his marriage with Tea Leoni.

The gawky, big-nosed actor who’s smarm and coolness won him a lot of fans and even a tribute song by Catatonia, the overrated Welsh pop band from the 1990‘s fronted by the screechy voiced Cerys Matthews – seemingly a  sex addict like Duchovny as evidenced by the rumour that she allegedly asked her roadies to find her willing partners for anal sex while on tour. Then again Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant was accused of inserting a small shark into a 15 year-old girl’s vagina; a heinous act of course although the now Director of Wolverhampton Wanderers denies all . That was the 60‘s, a time when chocolate bars filled the void now occupied more readily by Rampant Rabbits and when people generally had to improvise a lot more.

Malicious rumours surround Robert Plant and a poor unsuspecting dogfish.

Sex addiction is widely becoming accepted as a valid and harmful form of addiction and is as destructive as alcoholism, gambling, drug overuse and even excessive gaming. David Duchovny has fallen prey to his addiction in the past and just two years ago he patched up his shaky relationship with Tea Leoni after they suffered as a result of his libidinous behaviour.

But the couple have been dealt a new blow this week and reports are suggesting that they have once again split with any reconciliation unlikely at the moment.

After 11 years of marriage Duchovny and Leoni hit the rocks amid the former X-Files star’s confession of an addiction to sex which, like all addictions, he found hard to fulfil. Leoni left the ailing actor in 2008 as he sought treatment for his problems and after a seemingly successful bout of rehab they got back together a year later.

David Duchovny, Tea Leoni and their children who will be affected most by their parents' separation.

At the time Duchovny insisted that their matrimonial difficulties were the “best thing” that could have happened for the couple as it brought them closer.

This latest spat has left them undecided on whether to push for divorce or not and as yet no reason has been given for the problems. Although Duchovny and Leoni will recover individually their 12 year-old daughter and nine year old son will suffer the most.

Please share your thoughts on David Duchovny’s sex addiction by leaving a comment.

Read about Ashley Cole, Gene Simmons, Jesse James, Tiger Woods, Rick Springfield and Hugh Heffner who have all confessed to sex addiction.

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Ashlee Simpson files for divorce from Pete Wentz

For every Hollywood marriage, it seems, there is a divorce, and Ashlee Simpson and her Fall Out Boy husband Pete Wentz have become the next Tinseltown statistic, almost three years after tying the knot.

The couple and their two-year-old son Bronx Mowgli are always snapped looking like the perfect little happy family, so it comes as somewhat of a surprise that Ashlee has filed for divorce, citing the Hollywood standard: “irreconcilable difference.”

Recent photos of the trio and Pete’s Tweets gave no indication that their marriage was on the rocks. On the contrary. Over the weekend Ashlee and Pete were pictured holding hands and smiling, with their tiny tot comfortably nestled in his mom’s arms.

And just two days ago Pete took to his Twitter, singing praise for his petite wife: “don’t forget 2 notice-when i look into the lil dudes eyes & smile, the way he loves. i realise @ashsimpsonwentz is a good moma + so much more.”

So what went sour between the seemingly happy couple? According to TMZ sources it was Pete’s erratic behavior that pushed Ashlee to file for divorce. “She really wanted out,” the source said.

According to reports the singer, 26, is seeking joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their toddler. She has requested that Pete, 31,  be granted visitation rights. She is also asking for spousal and child support.  The couple reportedly did not sign  a prenuptial agreement.

“After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” the pair said in a statement to Daily Mail.

[adsense]'”We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our No. 1 priority.

“We ask that everyone honour our privacy as we navigate this next phase of our lives.”

Let’s hope they manage to avoid anything resembling the nasty custody battle Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry are going through.

Read here about Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend, who have split after five years together.

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Jude Law and Sienna Miller split again

The magnetic poles have shifted once again leaving devastation and wreckage in their wake. Yes it seems that just a few months after announcing their engagement, Jude Law and Sienna Miller have once again parted ways.

Not for the first time have the pair separated, in fact back in 2006 they broke the news that their seemingly fairytale relationship had ended after Law had allegedly cheated with their au pair, setting tongues feverishly wagging, linking them both to god-knows how many other celebrities in the process.

Is it on or off or on or off or on or off?

They reunited again in November in 2009, and after a spiritual marriage blessing in Asia last August, Law treated Miller to a £130,000 engagement ring and the couple set about plans for a summer wedding.

Sienna Miller has no shortage of admirers; read as: working class men who’d jump at the chance but haven’t got a hope in hell of seeing her in the flesh let alone talking to her; which, if they did manage would result in their total humiliation, but no doubt they’d still tell their mates they ‘got it on’ with her anyway.

Heartthrob Jude Law has had a similar effect on the female populace, and no doubt with his five kids in tow would make an ideal project for broody ‘starstalkers’ (those who stalk celebrities, not to be confused with something from one of Law’s rubbish sci-fi movies). Thankfully the majority of women aren’t as crass as their male counterparts; either that or I have selective hearing.

A representative for the pair said, “I can confirm that Jude Law and Sienna Miller are no longer in a relationship.”

Another ‘friend’ verified the split by saying, “It is mutual and amicable and they are still friends. It was an entirely an end-of-the relationship decision. It had run its course.”

[adsense]So there you have it, despite their magnetic shift and with no word as to the reason, the couple have vowed to stay as friends which is undoubtedly how they rekindled their romance in the first place.

Please share your thoughts about the on /off relationship between Jude Law and Sienna Miller by leaving a comment.

Read about other recent celebrity split ups: Keira Knightly and Rupert Friend, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, and John Mellencamp‘s divorce.

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John Mellencamp to divorce wife of 20 years

This has been THE year for celebrity break-ups, and before we go into 2011, there’s one more divorce to add to list.  Rocker John Mellencamp and his wife have decided to call it quits on their marriage.

But there is something that distinguishes this couple from the average Hollywood pair — they have been together for 20 years, something almost unheard of in Tinseltown.

Their rep issued a statement: “John and Elaine Mellencamp are proud of their 20 years together and very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family. They will continue to raise their two children in Indiana but have decided to call it a day as a couple.”

Mellencamp rose to fame in the late 70s and early 80s with hits like Hurts so Good and Jack and Dianne, and to date he has sold over 30 million records.

The 59-year-old singer-songwriter met his wife, a model, when she was 23 years old and they have two sons, Hud and Speck.

On a happier note, read here about Natalie Portman, who recently announced she is engaged AND pregnant.

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Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds file for divorce

Glamorous Hollywood couple Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds are officially calling it quits on their marriage.

In papers filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court, the pair stated their separation date as December 14th, according to the AFP, and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason.

The documents, obtained by TMZ, say the couple both filed papers on the same day to dissolve their two-year marriage.

Actors Reynolds, 34, and Johansson, 26, had grown apart under the pressure of managing two thriving careers, according to a source close to the couple.

“There’s no third party,” the source told People and added that the pair had made the decision to end their marriage about a month prior to the separation.

“Ryan and Scarlett had been having some issues for a few months now. Distance and their careers played a big role. When you don’t spend a lot of time with your partner you grow apart.”

Reynolds and Johansson “started to lead different lives, and it was harder and harder to come back together and pick up where they left off,” the source said. “Scarlett was young when they married. She’s a mature person but at points they were just on different pages.”

However, the source maintains that the pair “had an intense and loving relationship, and they’ll always love and respect each other.”

There was no prenuptial agreement and property rights have yet to be determined, according to the legal papers. TMZ reports that Reynolds made more money that Johansson in the years of their marriage.

The pair got married in a private surprise ceremony in Canada in September 2008. At the time Johansson told the LA Times: “It was my mission to have a moment of privacy, to do something for myself. I was happy with the results of that.”

And now more than ever, the couple are hoping for a little privacy: “We entered our relationship with love and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated,” they said in a statement announcing their separation last week.

Johansson, who is famous for her roles in Lost in Translation and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and her soon-to-be-former husband, who has starred in films such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Proposal, have both come top in separate sexiest man and woman polls in recent years.

The actress has reportedly already begun flat hunting in New York.

Before his marriage to Johansson, Reynolds was engaged to singer and fellow Canadian Alanis Morissette from 2004 to 2006, according to the BBC.

Click here to read more about Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynold’s separation.

Scarlett’s break-up from Reynolds is the latest in a number of A-listers calling it quits on their marriages. Read here about Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar, Dexter stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman, and Courteney Cox and David Arquette,

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Landon Donovan files for divorce from Bianca Kajlich

Soccer star Landon Donovan has filed for divorce from his actress wife Bianca Kajlich. The couple have been separated for over a year, it has been revealed.

The Team USA World Cup star began proceedings last Tuesday, according to Los Angeles Superior Court papers, obtained by TMZ, citing “irreconcilable differences”.

“We remain the closest of friends and will always be important parts of each other’s lives,” the couple said in a joint statement.

But whether things remain amicable remains to be seen. According to TMZ, Donovan is claiming spousal support from his wife, who is an actress on the show Rules of Engagement, as well as demanding she pays for his attorney’s fees.

Donovan, 28, and Kajlich, 33, got married on New Year’s Eve 2006, but were separated by October 2009. They have no children together.

About a year after the separation, rumours surfaced that the pair may be getting back together, according to People.

“I’ve known Bianca for eight years. We have been and will always be best of friends,” Donovan said June 30th The Early Show, after returning to the US from the World Cup in South Africa.

The star famously blew his wife a kiss after scoring the game winning goal in 2010 World Cup match against Algeria. He explained his reason by saying: “People who know me close know how much she’s meant to this whole process,” he said on the CBS morning show. “I wouldn’t be where I was on that day without her.”

“I wanted to share that moment with her,” he added, “which was really special.”

However, only days passed before Donovan was surrounded by other, less wholesome rumours – that he had fathered a love child with an unidentified British woman.

According to People, the star did not deny the possibility that the child could be his and speaking to Sports Illustrated, said: “If I need to take responsibility, then I will provide the appropriate support.”

The rumours turned out to be untrue and Donovan told E! Online: “I will not be a dad any time soon, which is good news for me.”

Donovan has spent most of his professional years in the US, but played on loan for Liverpool club Everton, in the UK, for several months last winter. He currently plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer, and is considered to be one of the greatest soccer player the United States has ever produced.

Click here to read the divorce news about celebrity couples Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman, and Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Tony Parker and Eva Longoria and Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds.

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Colin Herd: AJ Burnett went through a terrible divorce

Is A.J. Burnett, the starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, a married man no more?

There has been a flurry of celebrity break-ups announced this week and if the latest rumors are anything to go by, Burnett may be headed down the same path.

Although no official websites have confirmed that there is any truth to the rumors, there is a bit of a speculation frenzy taking place on sports blogs and message boards, following a comment from radio host Colin Cowherd of ESPN’s The Herd.

“A-J. Burnett went through a terrible divorce and he still might be going through it,” Herd reportedly said on Wednesday morning.

“His wife was vindictive and spiteful. I don’t even feel comfortable telling you everything. The stories are ugly.”

In September Burnett pitched with a rather prominent black eye, and when asked how he got the shiner, his only admission was that the injury wasn’t baseball-related.

“I’m not going to comment, but I understand you guys have to ask,” a tight-lipped Burnett told the New York Daily News. “There are more important things going on right now with this team than my eye.”

The divorce rumors have prompted some to wonder whether his mystery black eye was the result of a domestic-dispute incident. It has also been suggested that his turbulent marital life was a contributing factor in his underwhelming performance on the field.

Let us know what you think.

A-listers who have recently called it quits on their marriages include Scarlet Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar, and  Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter.

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