By Alexandra E. Cabonor, Esquire
Social media and celebrity gossip columns were ablaze after the announcement at this year's Country Music Awards that former country music power couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were never ever ever getting back together and Shelton was officially dating pop music bad girl, Gwen Stefani. Stefani herself had only recently ended her marriage to Gavin Rossdale. Though gossip rags alluded to conflict between the couples and everyone watched with bated breath to see how Lambert would handle the first public event after announcing her spilt from Shelton this summer, Lambert handled the situation with grace and poise and ultimately won the day and took home an award for Female Vocalist of the Year. Though everyone waited for either of the parties to officially comment on the new change in status, both remained largely mum. This follows the common trend with this couple who has only ever indicated that they "remain good friends" and kept any of their marital difficulties quiet.
Typically overdosing on herbal stimulants and cocaine in a Nevada brothel signals the end of a marriage not the beginning of a reconciliation. However, as we know, the Kardashians are never the type to do what is expected. Over the past few weeks, the Kardashians (specifically sister Khloe) have found their way back onto the front pages of gossip magazines as a result of estranged Kardiashian in-law and star NBA, Lamar Odom being found unconscious on the brothel outside of Las Vegas earlier this month. Despite a pending divorce action, Khloe and her family members rushed to Odom's Cedars-Sinai hospital bed after he was life-flighted to the Los Angeles hospital unconscious. The events became even more dramatic when various news outlets broke the news that despite reports, Odom and Kardashian were, in fact, still legally married.
By: Lisa Marie Vari
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are separated after 18 years of marriage. They claim their divorce will be handled amicably. Melanie apparently already prepared for a custody battle, but this fight does not involve the couple's daughter. Their daughter, Estella, will be turning 18 in September, so there will not be a lengthy custody battle over her. Melanie has asked the court for primary custody, but this is seen to both parties as a non-issue. Melanie is however calling herself a better parent to the couple's three dogs. Melanie has apparently even said it would be in the dog's "best interest" to live with her, a standard which is usually reserved for child custody matters.