Family Law

Are celebrities more likely to divorce?

If you’re the type to keep up with celebrity headlines you’ve probably notice the onslaught of celebrity divorces. They’re everywhere! Kim and Kris, Tom and Katie, Katy Perry and Russell Brand are only a very small selection of the headlines you’ve read in the past few months. Why are all these marriages failing? Lets take a look at the celebrity divorce trend, and also what you can learn from it to protect your marriage.

According to a recent study by The Marriage Foundation, a UK based research institution, celebrity relationships are nearly twice as likely to end in divorce than non celebrities. Over 500 high profile celebrity marriages were examined over the past 10 years to come to this conclusion, and this shouldn’t be the least bit astonishing. After all, adoring fans can tend to put a lot of pressure and stress on celebrities and their personal relationships. They’re constantly in the public spotlight. Simply going out in public without holding hands can be enough for the tabloids to begin publishing vicious breakup rumors.

There’s no doubt that the celebrity lifestyle is also to blame for failing marriages. With money to burn, and being in company with lots of other beautiful people, temptation lurks everywhere they go. It takes a very strong willed person to be around beautiful people all day, and not make any infidelity mistakes that could doom a marriage.

So what can us regular folks learn from failed celebrity relationships to make sure it doesn’t happen in our own relationships? Here are a couple ideas:

Always make time for each other
Life gets busy, and when your schedule is jam packed with work, travel, and other obligations many times it’s our family that bears the burden. Alone time with your spouse to rekindle and keep the romance alive starts to disappear as can your feelings toward your spouse. Don’t let this happen to you! Setting aside just a few minutes a day to catch up with your spouse can make sure your relationship doesn’t fall apart. Also never forget the importance of telling them how much you love and appreciate them, even when you’ve got to rush off to your next obligation.

Be aware of temptations
Headlines are jam packed with stories of celebrity infidelity, and you have to admit it’s tough to keep your self control when around beautiful people all day. So, be wary of putting yourself in one-on-one situations with someone with whom an intimate relationship could develop.

Studies have shown that couples who make time for each other, and avoid sticky one-on-one situations with members of the opposite gender are far more likely to make their relationships a success. With every failed celebrity marriage, there’s an opportunity to learn what led them astray and do the opposite to avoid it happening to you!

Just for curiosity’s sake, here’s a quick look at a couple of the shortest, and longest high profile celebrity marriages:


Britney Spears and Jason Alexander (55 hours)
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries (72 days)
Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon (60 days)


Barry and Linda Gibb (40+ years)
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson (20+ years)
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones (13+ years)

This post was written by Shelby, who created as a resource to help people learn about divorce law, and find a divorce lawyer near them.




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