Hollywood’s surprising take on divorce

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Hollywood stars are not immune to the difficulties associated with divorce.

Kanye West is going through a difficult public divorce from Kim Kardashian, and Kelly Clarkson admits it’s not easy. But divorce isn’t always a negative experience for stars.

Kristin Cavallari says her divorce from Jay Cutler is the best thing she’s ever done, and Jennifer Meyer called her divorce from Tobey Maguire “the best experience of my life.”

Here’s a look at what some celebrities have said about divorce.

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Jennifer Meyer and Kelly Clarkson are among the celebrities who recently shared their thoughts on divorce
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Kanye West

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have been fighting over their divorce since the “Keeping up with the Kardashians” star filed her first case in February 2021.

West made an appearance at the BET Awards on June 26 and mentioned Kardashian while presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Sean “Diddy” Combs.

“You know, I took a little break. I said, ‘I just want to declare myself legally dead for a year,'” West said. “I just want to be off the grid.

“I go to (Combs) for advice on this day. He inspires so many of my choices, so many of my life choices. My wife’s choices. Thanks for that, Puff.”

In March, a judge ruled that Kardashian was legally single, although the divorce has not been finalized. She has since moved on and is dating Pete Davidson.

Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West in February 2021

Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye West in February 2021
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Anna Faris

Faris considers herself nothing less than a “divorce veteran” after two failed marriages.

“I’m like a divorce veteran because I’ve been divorced twice,” she told Chelsea Handler on the “Dear Chelsea” podcast. “It hit hard the first time.”

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Faris was married to her “Lovers Lane” co-star Ben Indra from 2004 to 2008. Faris and Chris Pratt starred in “Take Me Home Tonight” and were married from 2009 to 2018.

“I became someone I didn’t recognize. I was always the kind of person who had their fridge full. And I hosted a lot of dinner parties,” Faris said. “It was when I had friends.”

Anna Faris and Ben Indra were married from 2004 to 2008

Anna Faris and Ben Indra were married from 2004 to 2008
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The “Mom” alum detailed her first divorce, saying she felt lonely because she had “no one to text or call” and only kept “beer and mustard at the fridge” because she was always going out.

“I was terrified of not being a good lover,” she shared with Handler. “Especially when I was younger, I was so aware of my body. I didn’t want anyone to see it. But I was dancing around the edges. I wanted to be desperately wanted.”

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Regarding her divorce from Pratt, she was candid that pride was to blame. During an episode of her podcast, “Anna Faris Is Unqualified” in March 2021, she said the couple hadn’t done a great job of “cutting out the competitiveness.”

“Any hint of competitiveness and comparison, I didn’t handle that very well, I don’t think – and I hope I grew from that,” she admitted. Pratt and Faris share a nine-year-old son, Jack.

In 2021, Faris tried another chance at marriage and eloped with cinematographer Michael Barrett.

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were married from 2009 to 2018 and share a son Jack, 9

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were married from 2009 to 2018 and share a son Jack, 9
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Braunwyn Windham-Burke

Windham-Burke and her husband, Sean Burke, have decided not to go the traditional route in their split.

The former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star announced her separation from her husband in the summer of 2021. The couple are not planning a formal divorce. Instead, they prioritize co-parenting their seven children.

“Sean and I are friends. We are family and we are relatives,” she told Fox News Digital. “We’re figuring that out as we go. You know, there aren’t a lot of couples that I’ve seen do this before, so we’re kind of trying to figure it out. Right now we’re really focusing on keeping as much stability as possible for the children.”

Sean and Braunwyn Windham-Burke announced their separation in the summer of 2021

Sean and Braunwyn Windham-Burke announced their separation in the summer of 2021
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Windham-Burke hit her own relationship milestone. She and her girlfriend Victoria Brito now live together part-time on the East Coast.

The “RHOC” star revealed to Fox News Digital that she splits her time between New York City, where she lives with Brito, and Orange County, where much of her family still lives.

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“So we do something called nesting, where we take turns going in and out of the house,” she said of herself and Burke. “I was sick. In fact, he came here with me to help him.

“So, you know, we’re really friends, we’re really family, and we’re just trying to do what’s best. I haven’t been able to take care of the kids for the past few days. I didn’t want to not make them sick. So, you know, he’s here. It’s just – it works for us.”

Braunwyn Windham-Burke and girlfriend Victoria Brito live together on the East Coast

Braunwyn Windham-Burke and girlfriend Victoria Brito live together on the East Coast
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jennifer meyer

Nearly six years after Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer split, Meyer has shared a rare glimpse into their divorce. Meyer had nothing but positive things to say about their split.

“It was the greatest experience of my life to have this beautiful breakup,” Meyer said on “The World’s First Podcast.”

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“I can’t even explain. I would literally do anything in the world for Tobey. He’s my brother. I love him to death and we have the most beautiful family.”

The couple first separated in 2016 and Meyer filed for divorce in October 2020. During their initial split, the duo did not have a strong relationship.

Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer separated in 2016 and Meyer filed for divorce in 2020

Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer separated in 2016 and Meyer filed for divorce in 2020
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“Work is a mother—–. I’m not going to lie. And we’ve done a lot of work to stay on track to be a family,” Meyer said on the June 23 episode of the podcast. . “It was a choice and it was believing in, like, the universe has our backs.”

Meyer and Maguire share two children: Ruby, 15, and Otis, 13.

“We talk about our loved ones and ‘Hey, do you have the kids? I’m going away for the weekend’, you know what I mean?” Meyer said. “Now it’s like anything, or I want to say, ‘Hey, I’m having a hard day’ or ‘Hey, you did that, it really grossed me out.’

“We can get through this, but it’s all up to the universe supporting you if you stay on track.”

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson says her divorce from Brandon Blackstock was not easy.

“Everyone knows about the huge divorce I went through, and it was two years long and not easy with the kids,” Clarkson told “The Chart Show With Brooke Reese..”

Clarkson, who legally changed her name to Kelly Brianne in March, filed for divorce in June 2020, citing “irreconcilable differences” after about seven years of marriage. The couple share two children: daughter River, 7, and son Remington, 5.

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According to court documents, Clarkson agreed to pay Blackstock spousal support totaling $115,000 a month until Jan. 31, 2024, but those payments would end if Blackstock remarried before then or if either party died. before.

The talk show host will also have to pay her ex $45,601 a month in child support. Spousal and child support payments were to begin February 1, 2022.

Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June 2020

Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June 2020
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Kristin Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari views her divorce from Jay Cutler as a positive choice.

“The scariest thing I’ve ever done is get divorced. But it’s the best thing I’ve ever done and it really started my journey of self-love and finding out who I am now. “, Cavallari said on “The School of Greatness” podcast.

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The couple decided to separate after almost seven years of marriage in April 2020.

“We have nothing but love and respect for each other and are deeply grateful for the years shared, the memories made and the children we are so proud of. It’s just the situation of two people going their separate ways,” the couple shared in a joint Instagram. statement at the time.

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler announced their separation on Instagram in April 2020

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler announced their separation on Instagram in April 2020
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The TV personality and Cutler share three children – Camden, 9; Jason, 7; and Saylor, 5, whom she credits as a big influence on her post-divorce outlook.

“My kids inspired me to become the best version of myself,” she said. “I can’t be as good with my kids as I am with myself. If I’m empty, I have nothing to give them. Being able to be energized and love myself so I can love my kids – and supporting and encouraging them – that’s the most important thing.”

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