The Media Blitz of Celebrity Divorces

The Media Blitz of Celebrity Divorces

Recently, details of many celebrity divorces have been making headlines. The lives of the rich and famous are constantly making national news, even for the mundane details of their day-to-day lives like what actresses wear when they take their children to the park. The juicy details of celebrity divorce, then, are media gold.

In the last week alone, the following celebrity divorces have made headlines:

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale/Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

  • Gavin Rossdale had an affair with the parties’ nanny, leading to the divorce of Gwen Stefani and Rossdale. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert also divorced and is now dating Stefani! As far as the media can tell, Shelton and Stefani have “won” their respective divorces.

Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams

  • Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams have no children, but do have eight pets. Aside from dividing the parties’ assets, Moore requesting that Adams pay her attorney’s fees, and determining spousal support, a key issue in this matter is whether Adams will need to contribute to the care of the parties six cats and two dogs on top of the nearly $40,000.00 due each month in spousal support.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s demise, like that of Stefani and Rossdale, involved Affleck’s nanny-related indiscretions. Now, in the face of the release of ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ panic has ensued as the studio fears that Affleck’s personal life and the media blitz surrounding his affair will damage profits.

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

  • Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are officially divorce, and Banderas has been ordered to pay $65,000.00 a month to Griffith in spousal support which is more than most of us regular folks bank in a year.

Every divorce is complex, emotionally complicated, and full of logistical issues regarding finances; however, celebrity divorces have the additional elements of being in the public eye and endless assets to divide. The media and the public simply can’t get enough of the details of these high profile separations.



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About Alicia Fastman

Alicia Fastman graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, then went on to complete her Juris Doctorate at the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE. Alicia graduated from law school with pro bono distinction, completed a Certificate in Criminal Law, and focused her intensive studies within the fields of litigation and trial advocacy. Alicia joined LaMonaca Law in April of 2011 and is a Partner at the firm. She was selected as a Top Lawyer in Main Line Magazine in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019 in the areas of Family Law and Divorce and has been named as a Best Lawyer in the areas of Adoption and Trial in the Delaware County Daily Times. Alicia is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Delaware County Bar Associations. Alicia resides in Delaware County with her dog, Leonard. In her time outside of the courtroom or office, she enjoys creating art, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends and family.