Heidi Klum shocked the world with the announcement that she was splitting from husband of seven years, singer Seal recently. Sadly this news made me think about something…..seal fur. Then I thought about what if a wedding was done in fur instead of the standard materials. Would Heidi and Seal still be together?
Just saying, if she had worn fur they would have been a better “match” for each other. Wow, this post has gone wrong on so many levels. I should respect the whole concept of marriage shouldn’t I? This blog is wedding and engagement noise, not divorce noise…. sorry about that. But I know where you can get fur jackets for sale. Maybe if you have a fur coat you have a better chance of landing the now single, “Seal”…. unless you’ve already been kissed by a rose from the grave…… it just sounds painful to me…. anyway….
The United States has the world’s highest marriage rate of 9.8 per 1000 as well as the world’s highest divorce rate of 4.95 per 1000.
A recent study done on Golden Globe award winners revealed that of the celebrities who had been married, the average number of marriages was 1.4, while the average number of divorces was 0.65. The probability of a famous union surviving is only 35 percent, so the odds are 1.9 to 1 against the marriage.
“Celebrity marriages are remarkable for their instability. The much-touted 50 percent failure rate for American marriages soars as one’s star rises. The divorce rate among celebrities may be as high as 80 percent,” says Raul Felder a celebrity divorce lawyer who has represented Rudy Giuliani, Robin Givens, Carol Channing, David Merrick, Riddick Bowe, the former Mrs. Carl Sagan, the former Mrs. Tom Clancy, the former Mrs. Patrick Ewing, and the former Mrs. Martin Scorsese.
An article based on interviews of divorce lawyers reveals that the most common factors for celebrity divorces are that one of the couple moves up or trades up in movie biz parlance, addiction of some kind, waning of stardom, public infidelity and narcissism. Do you think the celebrities have it harder than the rest of us?