by ‘Ifreke Inyang
Let’s get right into it, shall we?
Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
This is still talk of the town. 72 days. That is how long the marriage between Kim Kardashian and basketball star, Kris Humphries lasted. On 20 August 2011, Kim walked down the aisle with Kris. The 31-year-old reality show star married the 26 year old NBA star in a lavish ceremony in Montecito, California. Reports also have it that Kim made sure they both signed a prenuptial agreement before the marriage, which earned the couple about $18m from magazine deals, TV coverage and endorsements. Did I hear you say Kim Kong?: )
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
To the outside observer, it was the perfect marriage. But on 15 July, 2011, the Latino couple announced they were going their separate ways after seven years of marriage. A joint statement by the couple said: “This was a very difficult decision. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.” The artistes wed in 2004 and have 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme. Now this made us sad.
Frank & Catherine Edoho
For a long time, insiders claimed the marriage between Frank and Catherine Edoho was on the edge. At some point, Catherine moved out of the house, butpeace makers stepped in, and she moved back in. However, it all fell apart this year. Frank Edoho, who is popular as the anchor of TV show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ instituted divorce proceedings against his wife. The reason Frank gave was incompatibility but the talk of wife battery – which he denied – overshadowed that. The couple, who have two kids between them, went their separate ways earlier this year. It will be remembered of course that less than five years ago when the cracks first showed, Frank and Catherine were talk of the gossip magazines after she fled from their home after accusing him of battery.
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore
Infidelity was the cause of the split between Demi and Ashton. The 48-year-old actress’ marriage hit the rocks after allegations that Kutcher cheated on her. Kutcher who is 33, is alleged to have had sex with 23-year-old Texan Sara Leal in a hotel at the end of September. This took place at a time when the actor should have been preparing to celebrate his sixth wedding anniversary with Ms Moore.
Ashley & Cheryl Cole
The divorce started with half naked pictures of Ashley Cole, which he allegedly sent via his mobile phone and which found its way onto the internet. That was the cue for a marriage which was already shaky to crumble. Cheryl and Ashley Cole were eventually granted a divorce at a High Court after four years of marriage last year.
They met in 2004 while living in the same London apartment block. The 27-year-old X Factor judge married the footballer in 2006, in a lavish ceremony in Hertfordshire. There are stories in the British tabloids that the Chelsea left back is trying to win back the heart of the former Girls aloud singer. What can we say? He has to fight for this love.