High-profile divorces involving the rich and famous might not seem like they have a lot to teach normal Texas husbands and wives about divorce. However, many of the issues that crop up in these highly-publicized splits can show up in traditional divorces, albeit, on a smaller scale.
No city or town in the United States saw a bigger rise in divorce than Borger, Texas, according to data from the U.S. Census. This small town, located in the Texas panhandle, has seen its divorce rate nearly double since 2007. The latest data revealed that 15.2 percent of adults in the town were divorced.
One case that has captured attention from Texas residents and those throughout the United States is the divorce and ensuing property case between sitcom star Kelsey Grammer and his former wife, Camille Grammer.
While the separation of a couple is normal in Texas and throughout the United States, the Bravo! Television "Real Housewives" franchise has had a slew of divorces throughout its run. Among the women of Orange County, Atlanta, Beverly Hills, New York and the other "Real Housewives" locales, 35 of them have gone through a divorce, many of them while a cast member on the show.
A Super Bowl-winning National Football League head coach and his wife each have filed petitions for divorce in Texas.
Months after separating from entertainer Jennifer Lopez, singer Marc Anthony has filed a petition for divorce. The couple married seven years ago, but announced their split in July 2011. They have 4-year-old twins. Anthony specified "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for his divorce filing.
German supermodel Heidi Klum has filed for divorce from her husband, pop singer Seal.
The head of a multibillion-dollar Texas company told a judge that the recession has left him professionally and personally on the verge of insolvency and that his net worth is below zero, leaving him unable to pay his wife the financial settlement she is seeking in their divorce.
Actors Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli have decided to divorce. Garth and Facinelli married 11 years ago and are raising three daughters, ages 14, 9 and 5. They met on the set of a television movie in 1996 and married five years later.
The wife of one of Austin's most famous part-time residents, actor Dennis Quaid, has filed divorce papers in a Travis County courtroom.