By all accounts, 2020 was a rough year, and it has the divorces to prove it. A global pandemic has a way of increasing stress, and between the social distancing, the lockdowns, the Zoom meetings, and everything else, it was a lot – and many relationships have paid the price, including a number of celebrity couples. One of the biggest recent divorce happenings (that didn’t make the cut for 2020) is, of course, the fact that Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West in February of this year.
Any divorce – whether celebrities or not – can be complex. If you’re facing your own divorce, it’s a serious matter, but an experienced Chicago divorce attorney can help.
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
Kelly Clarkson – former American Idol and host of The Kelly Clarkson Show – filed for a divorce based on irreconcilable differences from her husband of almost seven years, Brandon Blackstock, in June. The couple shares two young children, and Ms. Clarkson has requested joint custody. There is a prenuptial agreement in play, and Ms. Clarkson has asked that it be enforced.
Dr. Dre and Nicole Young
In June, Dr. Dre – the rapper and entrepreneur (Beats, Record One, and Death Row Records) – and his wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, filed for a divorce predicated on irreconcilable differences in California. Allegations in this exceptionally contentious divorce include:
- Ms. Young contends that she was coerced into signing a prenup.
- Ms. Young also alleges physical and emotional abuse in addition to being kicked out of their shared home.
- For his part, Dre alleges that Young embezzled from one of his companies.
It is Ms. Young’s belief that Dre is hiding assets. Ownership of trademarks as well as spousal support (Ms. Young has apparently requested $2 million per month) remain hot-button issues.
Sean Hannity and Jill Rhodes
After a lengthy separation, Sean Hannity and his wife of 26 years reportedly divorced in 2019, but news of the divorce didn’t reach the public until 2020. The former couple shares two minor children, and their divorce has been characterized as amicable.
Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover
The comedian Tracy Morgan and his wife of five years, Megan Wollover, have filed for divorce, and though they have a prenuptial agreement, conflict continues, including:
- Morgan seeks joint legal custody of their shared child, but Wollover is asking for sole legal and physical custody.
- Interestingly, Morgan is requesting that Wollover be required to change her surname back to her former name and to no longer use Morgan.
Discuss Your Case With an Experienced Chicago Divorce Attorney Today
Divorces come in all shapes and sizes, and yours is unlikely to reach the heady heights of these celebrity divorces. Yours is, however, certain to be difficult for you personally. This is why the trusted Chicago divorce attorneys at Arami Family Law, Inc. are committed to employing the full force of their considerable experience in pursuit of your case’s most favorable resolution. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.