Former Today Show anchor, Billy Bush and his wife, Sydney Davis, have split after almost two decades together.
“After almost 20 years of marriage they have separated for the moment to evaluate their life together,” his rep confirmed in a statement. “They love each other and their children deeply and are committed to a bright future.”
The former couple got married in April 1998. They have three daughters: Josie, Mary and Lillie.
The news may seem surprising to Billy’s followers, since the entertainment journalist have posted Instagram photos with his Davis throughout the summer, where the pair appeared to be united and happy together.
Last Mother’s Day weekend, Billy posted a pic on his official Instagram account to give thanks to his wife. “No caption necessary. This one says it all,” he shared with a photo of Sydney and their daughters. “Wishing you a peaceful happy #mothersday #MOMents #thankyousyd.”
This news comes nearly one year after the leak of Bush’s infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which Donald Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women. After the tape was public, Bush was fired from the Today show, meanwhile Trump said that it was “locker room talk” and eventually won the general election.
“I am not grateful for the moment,” the former Access Hollywood anchor said in an interview back in May. “But I’m grateful for what I’ve gotten out of it. I’m grateful that it hit me all the way to my core. … When you have a big, traumatic event, you go through stages, and it led to acceptance and understanding. And then I found myself in a place of soul searching. And I developed a commitment to become a better, fuller man.”
He also talked about having the difficult conversation he had with Davis and their children. “My [then] 15-year-old, Mary, called me from boarding school, and she was in tears. My 18-year-old is more of a fighter. She was like, ‘All right, who do I need to take out?’ And my wife, Sydney, knows the environment and the atmosphere I was in at the time, and she knows very well the person she married,” he said. “She has been very supportive from the very beginning.”
After announcing their separation in March 2016, model-actress Summer Phoenix has filed for divorce from her husband of almost ten years, Casey Affleck.
“Casey and Summer have amicably separated. They remain very close friends,” his rep told in a statement at the time.
Affleck and Phoenix were introduced by Summer’s older brother, Joaquin Phoenix, in 2000. They wed in 2006 in Savannah, Georgia, and are the parents of two children, Indiana, 13, and Atticus, 9.
Phoenix cited “irreconcilable differences” as grounds for the divorce, and is requesting spousal support and joint physical and legal custody of her and Affleck’s two kids.
The actor gave his estranged wife a shout-out during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on January 8.
“Despite how I might think that I’m in charge at my house, it’s my kids that give me permission to do this because they have got the strength of character to keep at bay all the noise that surrounds people that live publicly to let me travel for months at a time. I love you, Indiana and Atticus. Thank you very much,” he told the audience before adding, “And to their mom that gave me just about every good acting idea I ever had. Thank you very much, I love you.”
The news comes after a turbulent year for Affleck, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea after he was plagued by sexual harassment allegations stemming from lawsuits filed by two women in 2010 who worked with him on the movie I’m Still Here.
Producer Amanda White and cinematographer Magdalena Gorka worked for Affleck on the set of his brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix’s mockumentary and filed separate civil suits accusing Affleck of verbal and physical harassment. Affleck denied the accusations but settled with both women for undisclosed amounts.
Back in February, Affleck spoke out about the criticism, telling the Boston Globe, “I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else.”
Now it’s Angelina Jolie‘s turn to tell her side of the story. The star and former one half of the world’s most famous couple, spoke candidly to Vanity Fair about her health issues and talked about how her family is coping in the aftermath of her divorce from Brad Pitt.
Angelina Jolie said in the interview with Vanity Fair that she was diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure) and Bell’s palsy, a medical condition which can cause temporary paralysis of the facial muscle.
According to Jolie, the Bell’s palsy, which she says she has now successfully cured with acupuncture, caused one side of her face to droop. This is because Bell’s palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerves.
“Sometimes women in families put themselves last,” she said, speaking about her diagnosis, “until it manifests itself in their own health.”
In 2013, Jolie underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene, mutations of the gene increase a woman’s lifetime risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer. In March 2015, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.
The decision was triggered after blood tests, taken while she was filming her melodrama By The Sea, suggested that could have cancer. When further tests revealed this was not the case, Jolie said that she dropped to her knees in relief, before making the appointment to have her ovaries taken out.
“I went into the actual surgery happy as they come. I was skipping. Because at that point it was just preventative,” she said.
In the interview, the actress, director and UN goodwill ambassador also opened up about her separation from Brad Pitt, and the effect it has had on their six children.
“Things got bad,” says Jolie. “I didn’t want to use that word. . . . Things became ‘difficult,” she explained.
“They’ve been very brave. They were very brave,” she added. When pushed for more details, Jolie said, “We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing . . . They’re not healing from divorce. They’re healing from some… from life, from things in life.”
Jolie and Pitt were married in 2014, and split last year. Jolie filed for a divorce, in September 2016. The terms of their divorce are still being negotiated.
Now that Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus have gone public with their relationship, other news is coming to light about what happened in the past.
Jennifer Garner, Affleck’s ex-wife, confronted Shookus after she found out about their affair back in 2015.
The Juno and Alias actress was on a work trip to New York City when she approached Shookus about the fling. “Lindsay refused to back down or quit the affair,” a source said, followed by the fact that this relationship appears to be “the breaking point for Jen.”
Affleck and Shookus allegedly began their relationship three years ago, though he and Garner did not officially announce their separation until June 2015. When the affair began, Shookus was still married to her then-husband Kevin Miller, a fellow SNL producer. The two split in 2014.
Meanwhile, close friends of the new couple have said that Shookus was not responsible for ending Affleck and Garner’s 10-year marriage, stating “Ben and Jen had a ton of other problems.” And they insist that the actor has only been dating Shookus for three months, maintaining that the two were just friends and didn’t date before their respective separations.
At the moment, sources say “Jennifer and Lindsay do not have any relationship.”
For his part, the Oscar winner has been spending time in L.A. with Shookus since going public with their relationship last week.
Affleck and Garner announced their separation in 2015 after over a decade of marriage and filed for divorce this past April. They have continued to closely co-parent their three kids: Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5.
“Ben and Jen continue to be dedicated to their family and kids,” says a source close to both Affleck and Garner. “They have been separated for two years now and have never strayed from that dedication. They do it better than anyone.”
In Shookus’s case, she married Kevin Miller in 2010 and the two share custody of their daughter. “They’re both really good friends still,” says a source close to the former couple. “They’re both good, devoted parents. Lindsay and Kevin’s marriage didn’t end over infidelity. There were issues they couldn’t resolve and they realized they were better as friends than together.”
It’s miserable to see a marriage fall apart, yet it appears like the adoration between Joanna Krupa, 38, and Romain Zago, 44, has run its course. The couple petitioned for divorce, asserting their relationship is “hopelessly broken.” After dating for quite a while, the Dancing With The Stars contender and the dance club proprietor/agent got in 2010. They were hitched in 2013 and had no children between them, which should make this split easier to deal with, legally. Things being what they are, this may be one of the more show free separations in Hollywood history.
Really! It looks like the couple has already gone through the process of deciding who gets what. Joanna and Romain isolated things up in a Marital Settlement Understanding, dated July 10, as per the legally binding notes. Both Joanna and Romain have consented to not look for spousal help, and sources tell that this breakup was “extremely amicable.” They even remain companions. Huh. Possibly Rob Kardashian, 30, and Blac Chyna, 29, can take in some things from this couple as they manage their own particular own legal nightmare?
It appears that these two were destined for divorce. Joanna and Romain had been living independently since Dec. 2016, and a source revealed to us that they “just grew apart.” Despite the separation, they stayed close, as Joanna parts her time between L.A. Furthermore, Miami. It would seem that this printed material was recently the last stride and they’re both now legally to look for love in other locales.
Over their four years of marriage, this couple had its up and downs. Indeed, even before they got married in 2013, they had a tough situation, canceling the wedding months before it at long last happened. “We got in a colossal battle, and I simply basically got tired of it,” Joanna said at the time. She noticed that Romain “cherishes me to death” however had issues “committing 100%” to the relationship. It seems these two are better friends than lovers.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ marriage is purportedly on the rocks for three reasons, as indicated by Star magazine, May 10. The That’s 70’s Show alums have allegedly been grinding away over envy, their youngsters — Wyatt, 2 and Dimitri, six months — and their careers.
“Tensions have been building for a while, and it seems like they’re both miserable,” a source told the mag. “And I think the situation could be much worse than anyone knows. There’s so much tension between them that it’s unnerving.”
Apparently, Mila and Ashton’s “pressures” begun in 2015. Ashton was apparently discovered escaping a North Hollywood back rub parlor only one end of the prior week Christmas . The foundation is said to have a shameful notoriety, where the administrations purportedly incorporate “exotic” offerings. Mila supposedly found out about photographs of Ashton, where he left the parlor and has been “hurt” ever since.
Another wellspring of their affirmed conjugal inconveniences is the worry of parenting their two childern, as detailed by the mag. “Mila is overwhelmed taking care of everything at home while Ashton goes to meetings and hangs out with the guys.” The source asserted that Ashton “cops out” of child rearing obligations, for example, changing diapers.
Mila and Ashton have supposedly battled about their motion pictures that slumped lately. [The mag recorded Mila’s Jupiter Ascending and Ashton’s Jobs as examples]. Notwithstanding, Mila is presently purportedly taping Bad Mom’s Christmas in Atlanta, and a source asserted that she is eased to be out of LA and far from her “troubles.”
There is additionally a moment part to the charged profession battles amongst Mila and Ashton. Mila is purportedly “threatened” about Ashton’s association with performing artist, Elisha Cuthbert, 34, his co-star on The Ranch. Despite the fact that Elisha is cheerfully married, the mag asserted that she and Ashton are super close. Thus, when Mila purportedly chose to investigate another motion picture script including, Scott Eastwood, Ashton stated, “no way.”
Star made a point to say how Ashton undermined his ex, Demi Moore, 54, in 2011, with Scott’s girlfriend, Sara Leal.
Holy mother of God, this is going to be… omg omg omg, I can’t even think straight and my heart is pounding, I’m so shocked. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. They have been together since 2005, and they married in 2014. They celebrated their second wedding anniversary less than a month ago, where they allegedly got a hotel room for a night. But now it’s over????? OMG.
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and the trigger was a conflict over the kids… TMZ has learned. Jolie filed legal docs Monday citing irreconcilable differences. She’s asking for physical custody of the couple’s 6 children. She is asking the judge to give Pitt visitation. It’s significant …she does not want Brad to have joint physical custody … only joint legal custody.
Sources connected with the couple tell us … Angelina’s decision to file has to do with the way Brad was parenting the children … she was extremely upset with his methods.
We’re told there was no alleged “third person” … her decision to file was solely over Brad’s interaction with their children. Jolie, who’s being repped by disso queen Laura Wasser, is not asking for spousal support. Jolie lists the date of separation as Sept. 15, 2016. They married in August, 2014. They’ve been together since 2004.
It’s just about the kids? It’s not about those Marion Cotillard rumors, that Marion and Brad got way too close while filming earlier this year? The way this is being worded… I have no idea. What in the world did Brad do to the kids? What’s even going on anymore? Brangelina Is Over. Hope is dead. There’s no more joy in the world.
Update: TMZ updated their story with this: “Our sources say, Angelina became “fed up” with Brad’s consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, and mixed with what she believes is ‘an anger problem’ became dangerous for the children.” Anger problems, drinking and weed? Hmm…
Brad Pitt is allegedly “furious” with his estranged wife Angelina Jolie, which he reportedly believes could have put their six children at risk, it has been claimed.
Angelina filed for divorce on Monday, two years after the couple married, and now Brad is said to be concerned for the welfare of the children amid the media frenzy that has now ensued.
Sources close to the World War Z actor claimed that he blasted Angelina, who “unleashed hell” with the shock move, TMZ reports.
He is also said to be livid over claims that their split was allegedly because substance abuse and anger issues.
Actor Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Since the news broke that Angelina filed for divorce, Brad is said to be concerned that the children will now become more of a target for paparazzi.
While the couple split on September 15, as per the divorce documents, Brad reportedly pleaded with Angelina to deal with their divorce “like adults”, insiders have claimed.
Despite being one of the most famous families in the world, the family have remained surprisingly private and shielded their children’s day-to-day lives as much as possible.
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their whole family during happier times
Now, it’s claimed that Brad wanted to keep the couple’s split private for the sake of their children but is now livid that Angelina’s has asked for sole physical custody as media speculate over their parenting.
Brad Pitt was blindsided and was only told that Angelina Jolie was divorcing him just a day before she filed the legal papers, it has been claimed.
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The actress submitted papers to end the couple’s marriage on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences for their split.
According to reports, Angelina is seeking physical custody of their six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight, but wants a judge to give the 52-year-old actor visitation rights.
“I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
While a source told the magazine that the split has come as a huge shock, sharing: “They have definitely spent more time apart this year, but it’s still a shock. They just celebrated their wedding anniversary together.”
Angelina is being represented by Laura Wasser, who recently represented Johnny Depp in his split from Amber Heard, and is not asking for spousal support.
The state of the couple’s relationship has been the subject of wild speculation for years with insiders claiming they lived separate lives and had frequent bitter rows.
Angelina cited September 15th as the date of their official separation. Brad was still wearing his wedding ring when he was seen on September 9th.