Bill Clinton – Though she usually stays hush-hush about their marriage, she’s opened up on a few rare occasions, including on one episode of The Tyra Banks Show. Claiming she’s never doubted that her husband loves her, and crediting her resilience to her faith, she told Tyra, “I really had to dig down deep and think hard about what was right for me, what was right for my family.” Hillary’s advice to other spouses in her situation? “You have to do what is right for you — and that may not be what anybody else believes.”
Two years after walking out of Victor Verster Prison in 1990, Mandela announced that he was seeking a divorce from Madikizela-Mandela. She was having an affair with a younger colleague, Dali Mpofu, he said.
But the couple’s problems ran deeper, Mandela said. His wife only entered his bedroom when he was asleep. They had barely spoken in months. And since his release from prison, he had been “the loneliest man.”
Berlusconi, 72, was at the centre of a media storm pressuring him to explain his relationship with 18-year-old Noemi Letizia.
The flamboyant billionaire met the pretty blonde when she was 17 and attended her coming-of-age party, offering her a gold and diamond necklace priced at 6 000 euros. The estranged wife responded saying “I have always loved Berlusconi and I built my life around my marriage and my family,” said Lario
Their marital drama took centre stage in 2010. The rumour that they were both cheating started on Twitter, then to blogs and websites everywhere.
John F Kennedy
John F. Kennedy remains one of America’s most respected and admired presidents more than forty years after his assassination.
In his book the Dark Side of Camelot, writer Seymour Hersh alleged the late loved too many women. The book described in detail Kennedy’s womanizing. Hersh relayed how Kennedy frequently used the Secret Service to help him smuggle women — it was often more than one — into the White House for daily trysts.
London leading divorce lawyer, Lisa Pepper of Osbornes Law has revealed there are three important areas to take care of: finances, children and evidence.
And she said that you shouldn’t wait to come to a final decision with your partner, you should act straight away to be prepared if the worst happens.
‘I often wish clients had come to see me six months earlier, when divorce was only a possibility, as there are practical steps clients could take to protect themselves,’ she told Femail.
1. DON’T CUT BACK ON SPENDING
It’s counterintuitive at a time when you may want to save your pennies, but if you think a split is on the cards, don’t cut back on expenditure.
Both parties will be required to produce a budget in order for the Court to establish if spousal maintenance needs to be paid.
In cutting back beforehand, you are essentially helping the other party say you ‘need’ less money coming in each month.
You can also protect yourself by ensuring that your laptop/smartphone/anything with financial information on is covered by a password, and keeping all printed documents secure.
Equally, resist the temptation to snoop on your spouse – in recent years the Family Court has been much tougher on people who do.
2. SPEND MORE TIME WITH CHILDREN
If you are the main breadwinner and see much less of your kids, keep a diary of the time you do spend with them – whether days out, or helping with maths homework. It all counts.
If you work full-time, consider if you could work at home one day a week, or reduce your hours to see more of your children, and cut down on any hobbies that take you away from them. In short, do anything you can to spend more time with your kids.
3. ENCOURAGE A RETURN TO WORK
If your spouse stays at home, do what you can to support them returning to work. If they want a career change, encourage a vocation that is lucrative. A psychotherapist or interior designer is less likely to be able to be self-sufficient.
Teaching can be a good option for a parent, given the childcare needed in the summer holidays, however you can also discuss other childcare options.
4. THINK BEFORE YOU TEXT
It’s all about creating a good impression for a judge who does not know you outside of the court room.
So, when you communicate, think before you write. Any text messages, emails, or even social media posts can be used against you, so avoid writing anything in anger.
By all means, have a vent and write it down, but don’t hit send until the heat of the moment has passed. It’s often preferable to have a face to face conversation.
5. CUT DOWN ON ALCOHOL
At a time of stress, it is easy to reach for a glass of wine or two in the evenings to help you unwind. This can add up and in children cases, you can face allegations of alcohol or substance abuse making you a risk to your children.
If you submit to testing (and it’s difficult not to, as the Judge will be very suspicious otherwise) then a hair sample is taken (blood and urine can be also).
One centimeter of hair growth is roughly equivalent to a months’ consumption; so the longer your hair, the further back the testing can go.
6. DO NOT ACCEPT ABUSE
Finally, and importantly, take action if you are in an abusive relationship. No one should suffer abuse at the hands of a loved one. No one has the right to abuse. If you’re in that situation, get help now.
Keep a diary of any verbal or hysical abuse and don’t be abusive yourself. Go for a walk to cool down, if it comes to it.
If you are being physically abused, go to see your doctor and the police. Contemporaneous third-party records of what’s been going on are good evidence too, otherwise it’s your word against theirs.
Everyone is talking about Betty Kyallo following the surprise wedding by her ex Dennis Okari.
The two were in a short marriage that ended in divorce and claims of infidelity among other issues.
She has however revealed she is ok, and happy he has moved on to someone else.
Counsellor and s3x therapist Julia Cole says that it’s more likely for victims of short, failed marriages to be able to make a clean break and move on.
Short marriages can teach these important lessons:
1. Acceptance of your own limitations, and the ability to question how you make judgements
‘Often, the decision to enter into these marriages is made in the ‘hot’ stage when the relationship is based on excitement and lust. This is a bad time to decide on a long-term commitment, yet many people who’ve been in a short-lived marriage do exactly that,’ says Julia. The lesson learned from rushing too hastily into a relationship is rarely forgotten.
2. Improved communication skills
In the early stages of a relationship, we’re wearing our rose-tinted specs. We put off talking about important issues, believing instead that love will find a way. ‘But those who’ve been through a starter marriage have learned the value of being able to talk in an honest way right from the beginning,’ says Julia. ‘They know it’s not enough to expect to live on love.’
3. Higher self-esteem
‘The whole business of going through a break-up and surviving it intact makes you feel great about yourself,’ says Julia. ‘You may never have thought you could handle being alone again, or finding somewhere new to live all on your own. Having done it, you have discovered something very important: that you can live in the world in a way you haven’t before.’
A court has ruled that the Meru Senator Mithika Linturi’s wife can return to their Runda home.
Senior resident magistrate Isaac Orenge ordered the Runda police station boss to enforce the orders to ensure the family enjoys peace. The orders stopping Linturi from evicting Kitany were lifted on December 11.
The effect of the orders led to Linturi storming the residence and denying Kitany access. But Kitany immediately filed another application that sought to have the order dismissing her suit set aside. She argued that there was a threat to her life if the court failed to reinstate the order that barred Linturi access.
Her lawyers said the matter had not been listed on December 11. They blamed the registry for the mistake.
Magistrate Orenge, in his brief ruling, said, “I find that the door of justice is not closed because a mistake has been made by a lawyer. This was the first time Kitany advocate had failed to attend court and the application was brought without delay. I allow the application in terms of Prayer 3 and order that the application be fixed forthwith for hearing.”
Although Linturi was opposed to the reinstatement of the suit, the magistrate restored it on grounds that the reasons for nonattendance were explained.
Would you divorce your husband if you can’t agree on your baby’s name? This mom to be wants to
We have all read all too often of the battle between divorcing parents. From court records, to children chronicling their parents beef, we know what mummy and daddy are upto.
A pregnant woman is considering divorcing her husband over the name he choose for their yet to be born baby.
The wife shared her story on Reddit, titling the post “Divorce on Table Because Husband And I Can’t Agree on Baby’s Name.” In it, she explained:
“Hello reddit. This title might look funny but its an actual problem between me (23F) and my husband (24M). We’ve been dating for a year, been married for 2 years. I got pregnant like 7 months ago so recently we started discussing name for the baby. Ever since we found out it’s gonna be a girl my husband wants to name it like his ex’s name. It’s not any ex but the one he dated for long period of time and loved the most. In the beginning of our relationship we had many problems because of her but she moved away so the problems went away. He really loved her and he never hid that from me but I thought it was over once she moved away. Now he made it clear that he wants the baby to have that name and I can name the second child. When I asked him why does he want that name so badly he said just because he and his ex didn’t work out doesn’t mean he doesn’t want something to keep reminding him of her. He doesn’t understand how much its affecting me and keeps saying it’s just the hormones. Is he still in love with the ex or its normal that he wants to name OUR child like that. Thank you!”
Seven children caused a stir and drama at a court in Eldoret after they burst out in tears to protest against a magistrate’s order requiring them to be placed under the custody of their mother.
Eldoret Children Court magistrate Stella Telewa had ruled that the children should be in the custody of their mother Joyce Mutoro, who has been in a legal dispute with her husband Jack Mutoro, over custody of the children.
The couple separated over claims of infidelity against the woman. Joyce went to court seeking to have custody of the children who have been living with their father. The court ruled that he should surrender them to their mother.
However when the verdict was interpreted to the children outside the court, they caused drama as they cried saying they did not want to live with their mother.
Mutoro has asked the children to go with their mother as ordered by the court but they wailed attracting a huge crowd of people who were near the court premises.
The children vowed to stick with their father despite a court ruling.
Asked why they wanted to stick with their father, some of the children said they felt safe in the custody of Mutoro.
“We don’t want our mother and we will still go to live with our father”, said one of the children.
They accused their mother of abandoning them after the separation and insisted that they could only trust their father.
Mutoro had told the court that he separated from the woman accusing her of cheating on him. He claimed that the woman had a relationship with a teacher back at their home near Soy in Kakamega county.
“I was even forced to demolish our house and let her go to the other man”, said Mutoro. But the woman denied the allegations and accused Mutoro of telling lies to attract sympathy.
The two parties with their lawyers were forced to go back to the court where the children were allowed to stay with their father in the meantime.
Mutoro said the decision of the court was unfair to the children. Mutoro said he would appeal against the court verdict but he was ready to take care of the children aged between 10 and 17 years.
One of the children threatened to commit suicide by taking poison if he was forcefully separated from her father.
After more than two years of marriage, Usher and his wife Grace Miguel have announced they are splitting.
‘After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple,’ the couple said in a joint statement for Us Weekly.
‘We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives. The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.’
The couple have already been separated for several months, a source told the website.
Usher and Grace married in September 2015 in Cuba following an eight month engagement and six years of dating.
It was Usher’s second marriage, following his union with ex-wife Tameka Foster.
The R&B star and Tameka have sons Usher Raymond V, 10, and Naviyd Ely, nine, together.
Grace, meanwhile, also has daughter Leaf and son Raiden from a previous relationship.
The split follows a difficult year for Usher, who has been faced with multiple lawsuits, which claim he passed on or exposed herpes to multiple people
But in November it emerged a Georgia woman who had accused Usher of exposing her to herpes had dropped her $20 million lawsuit against him.
TMZ reported that Laura Helm was recorded telling someone on a phone call, two days before filing the suit, that she had only ever had safe sex with the Burn singer.
Helm’s lawyer withdrew from the case and a new attorney she hired had the lawsuit immediately dismissed without prejudice ‘with intent to refile.’
The woman had initially claimed in court docs that they hadn’t used any protection in their tryst, and that she’d caught herpes from Usher.
Another woman suing the Love in This Club singer, named Quantasia Sharpton, is represented by high-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom.
Sharpton claimed that while she didn’t contract herpes from Usher, he exposed her to it.
In September, the outlet reported that a man who’s suing the entertainer said that he and the Yeah! singer had sex at a spa in downtown Los Angeles, exposing him to herpes.
Usher, through his legal team, has denied all of the accusations against him, saying that he never had sex with any of his accusers.
The singer’s camp added that Usher’s accusers have not been above board in their dealings in relation to the suit, the outlet reported.
His lawyers noted that even if he had engaged in the activities he was accused of, he did so without the knowledge that he had a transmittable disease.
Ant McPartlin has been seen in public for the first time since announcing his divorce from wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong, amid claims he will pay his former partner half of his £62m fortune to end their marriage amicably.
A source told The Sun the 42-year-old TV presenter is ‘happy’ to part with half of his reported fortune to keep the pair’s marriage split amicable.
Mary J. Blige has demanded nearly $6million from her ex Kendu Isaacs.
In new court documents obtained by TMZ, the singer reportedly claimed their community estate is worth negative $11,622,614, most of which is owed to the IRS.
The 46-year-old has agreed to let her ex-husband walk away from the debt if he coughs up exactly $5,990,357.
She also claimed once again in the documents that she should not have to pay spousal support, because she is bearing the burden of their debt, while he is not willing to do anything.
This week it emerged the Queen of Hip Hop Soul was slapped with a lien after failing to pay $1.76 million in taxes.
Documents obtained by DailyMailTV showed Blige owes the IRS a total of $6.5 million in unpaid taxes for the years 2008 through 2016.
The R&B star filed an Income and Expense Declaration in a Los Angeles court this past summer after she was ordered to pay $30,000 him in spousal support.
In it, the she reported a change in income due to a ‘large reduction’ in her royalties over the past year.
According to documents obtained by DailyMailTV, the IRS is slapping the $1,764,724.35 lien and could attach any of the property owned by the star.
Blige owns three properties including an eight-bedroom, ten-bathroom, Saddle River, New Jersey mansion that has been on the market since 2015. The house was described as ‘unrentable,’ according to documents.
The songstress also owns another home in Cresskill, New Jersey, which was boarded up by the city and is in a ‘state of disrepair.’
In addition to paying off her debts, the Real Love hitmaker must continue shelling out $30,000 in spousal support after a judge made the ruling on Tuesday.
The 46-year-old Grammy-winning singer filed for divorce from Isaacs, 49, in July 2016, citing irreconcilable differences after nearly 13 years of marriage.
In a trial brief filed October 13, Isaacs had demanded his estranged wife provide $65,000 weekly, alleging Blige makes an average gross monthly income available for support of $275,476, while he on the other hand, has ‘no immediate prospective earnings.’
Isaacs’s requests were denied on Tuesday, but he will continue receiving the $30,000 a month the judge ordered in June. Isaacs had originally sought $130,000.
In that same hearing, Blige was ordered to pay $100,000 towards Isaacs’s legal fees in monthly installments of $15k.
The 49-year-old, who worked as Blige’s manager, has claimed the star left him with ‘no source of income’ after she fired him when they split.
The lawsuit claims he has made ‘aggressive efforts’ to find a job, but has struggled because Blige has tried to ‘tarnish’ his reputation in the media.
Blige opened up about her divorce in an interview with Variety last month, suggesting Isaacs had been unfaithful and calling him a ‘con artist.’
‘I’m doing OK. I’m living,’ she said. ‘I’m not happy about a lot of things. I thought someone loved me, right? Turns out, he was a con artist and he didn’t, and now he’s coming after me for all my money.’
Blige also told how she channeled the pain and anguish from the nasty split into her role of Florence Jackson in the upcoming Netflix film Mudbound.
Isaacs is now arguing that the artist has financially benefited from the divorce, using it to ‘promote her new music, album, and tour.’
‘Since the divorce was initiated, [Blige] has released at least two songs that have been dubbed her “divorce songs,”‘ The evidence will show that [she] has reaped a substantial profit from this divorce,’ court documents read.
He claimed Blige received an estimated $2.7 million advance for her new album, Strength of a Woman, that was not taken into account during the hearing.
But Blige’s team has argued that the advance could take years to be satisfied.
Isaacs also claimed the divorce has led him to experience ‘stress and emotional distress’, which caused him to be hospitalized.
After his separation from Blige, he says he is now living a 1,400 square foot apartment in Los Angeles, as opposed to the $8M mansion he shared with his wife in New Jersey.
In August, DailyMail.com reported that the star earns $326,930 a month – with royalties and earnings from her production company being her main source of cash.
Blige also has a long list of expenses which include paying $14,000 a month for her Los Angeles rental and $2,340 monthly for her two Mercedes-Benz.
The Family Affair singer is also paying $55,000 a month to the California Franchise Tax Board as well as a $20,000 forbearance payment.
Blige has complied with court orders so far, but has also been fighting against his requests for more support, accusing him of blowing money on his ‘girlfriend’ and claiming it as business expenses.
Isaacs has been rumored to have had an affair with singer Starshell, who is Blige’s protege.
She accused her husband of taking $420,000 and using it for what he called ‘travel charges,’ over a two-year period insisting the money was not spent on business-related activities or on activities that involved her.
Mary J. Blige could potentially face prison time due to her unpaid back taxes.
MARY J. BLIGE MONEY WOES
What she’s making
– $211,386 in touring income, royalties, and residuals
– $115,179 in self-employment income
– $365 in salary/wages
$2.9 million advance for 2017 album Strength of a Woman
What she’s spending
$14,000/month for her Los Angeles rental
$2,340/month for her two Mercedes-Benz
$22,545/month Saddle River, NJ property expenses
$3,147/month New Rochelle, NY property expenses
$8,014/month Cresskill, NJ property expenses
What she owes
$6.5 million in taxes for the years 2008 through 2016
There is a proposed amendment to the Constitution seeking to scrap a law that says wives are entitled to half of a man’s wealth if and when they divorce.
This would mean that in the case of a divorce a woman would not receive 50% of the family property as it is at the moment, having in mind that she is the one who will leave with the kids and be responsible for them.
Quite a shocker isn’t it?
This formed the basis of Classic 105 conversation this morning with Maina Kageni and Mwalimu Kingang’i, who sought to know the views of listeners.
Maina Kageni sought views from married couples asking them if they are in favor of this proposed amendment.
For some reason, most Kenyan men who called in said that they would want the bill to be passed because women don’t deserve all that money or property, coming out as selfish.
On the other hand, most women expressed disappointment at how the men don’t respect them to the point of not wanting to give half of the wealth in unfortunate case of a divorce.
Listen to the audio below as Kenyan men and women go head to head in regards to this proposed amendment.
In an emotional video, Tonto Dikeh opens up on her abusive marriage and how she had to withstand her husband’s beating, cheating, and even infecting her with STDs.
In the video, which is reminiscent of Tiwa Savage’s infamous interview about a year ago, Tonto also shows evidence of domestic violence with pictures from her phone that show her bruises, while crying out in pain.
The celebrated actress also revealed that she once had to seek refuge at the Nigerian Embassy in Ghana while naked after he mercilessly beat her up and that she has the photo evidence but cannot release it because she didn’t have any clothes on.
Tonto Dikeh has since moved out of her matrimonial home with her son, and chose to accept the interview so that she can help women who are going through domestic violence and to help her ex-husband to become a better man.
The 31-year-old film star said she left movies before she gave birth to find God and that she’s still a born-again Christian and would come get back to acting soon.
Tonto also talked about her immense and undying love for her son who keeps her going strong even in the darkest moments of her life. This comes as a shock since most of her fans thought she was happily married.
Check out the emotional video below as the Nigerian star tells it all;
Check out the full video HERE where she bares it all.