Celebrity Divorce: ‘Modern Family’ Star Julie Bowen Files for Divorce from Husband Scott Phillips

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Divorce: ‘Modern Family’ Star Julie Bowen Files for Divorce from Husband Scott Phillips

Julie Bowen. Photo: Janice Ogata / PRPhotos.com

By Jessica Gomez

In celebrity news, Julie Bowen filed for divorce from husband Scott Phillips on Tuesday, according to EOnline.com. It was revealed less than a week ago that the former celebrity couple, who was married for 13 years, separated. However, Bowen listed their separation date as December 17. She marked irreconcilable differences as the reason for their parting and is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their three children, according to the documents that E! News obtained.

This celebrity divorce after 13 years of marriage is very unfortunate. What are some ways to know it’s time to move on from a marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Some of us may try to fight off a divorce for as long as possible… but honestly, that’s just a waste of time. Cupid has some suggestions on signs that can mean it’s time to move on:

1. You’re worried about what your kids, friends, or family will think: Staying together for your children isn’t a good idea. And staying together for the sake of dodging judgment from family and friends is even less of a good idea. Those you love don’t usually want you to be unhappy, and neither do your children. Kids want parents who are happy and love them. You can go your separate ways, but still be a family. Build a friendship when possible, don’t continue building an unhappy marriage. Your friends and family will just need to accept it. You are the one living with this decision, not them.

Related Link:  How to Navigate a Separation

2. You’ve tried counseling and gave it all you’ve got, but it’s still not working: If you gave it your biggest shot, but you guys are still not coming together the way you should, then it may be a sign that it’s time to go. Staying in an unhappy marriage is unhealthy for you. As long as you can look back and say “I gave it my all,” there’s no shame in knowing it’s time for a divorce. Time to take action. All you can do at the end is try, if that doesn’t work then there’s nothing to do but what’s in your best interest.

Related Link: Why Celebrity Exes Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick Are Happier Than Ever

3. You no longer respect nor trust your spouse: Trust and respect are both key things to have in a marriage. Sometimes we can gain that sense of trust and respect back, but sometimes we can’t. If you don’t see yourself ever trusting or respecting your spouse again, then it’s safe to say that your marriage has hit its end point. Being married to someone that is not the same person you married happens sometimes, and it sucks. It really does, but instead of dwelling on it, start making moves.

Related Link: 5 Communication Keys Every Relationship Needs

And just as a last piece of advice: do not continue in an abusive marriage — whether it’s physically, mentally, or emotionally abusive! An abusive relationship is one of the biggest signs it’s time so leave. Seek help if need be.

What are some ways you knew your marriage or relationship was over? Share below!

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Celebrity News: Brad Pitt is Casually Dating as He Adjusts to Single Life as a Dad

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Brad Pitt is Casually Dating as He Adjusts to Single Life as a Dad

Brad Pitt. Photo: Twitter/@wmag

By Rachel Sparks

According to E!Online.comthe celebrity news is that Brad Pitt is slowly dipping his toes into the celebrity dating pool. The 46-year old actor is adapting to being single and seeing his family. Pitt stays busy by meeting with his large group of guy friends, none of them in the business, riding his motorcycle, and having regular dinner and lunch meetings. Though Pitt doesn’t see his six kids as much as he wants, he has been filling his time with family, including going back to his Missouri and Oklahoma roots. As far as dating? This recently divorced celebrity says it’s complicated and not a priority.

This celebrity news shows us celebs aren’t immune to having to adjust. What are some ways to know you’re ready to get back into the dating scene when you have kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

Balance is key when you’re a single parent. You have to make sure you balance the demands of your career with the demands of your family. Maintaining a house, both the operations and finances, alone can be a challenge. Somewhere in there, of course, you need to be able to take care of yourself. Here’s Cupid’s dating advice to help you get ready for dating again:

1. Balance career: If you were the main bread-winner, maintaining the house and investing in your family was on the back burner because you had someone else helping you. When suddenly your support is gone, having the mental and physical energy to still invest in your career in addition to your new responsibilities can be daunting. Make sure your career is in a place where you can take some focus away and instead invest in yourself and a relationship.

Related Link: Former Celebrity Couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Agree to Seal Divorce Documents

2. Are your kids ready: With a large brood of kids like Brad Pitt, getting back into dating can be a lot harder. Each age range of childhood processes divorce differently, so each child will vary on their resistance to a parent returning to dating. As a parent, be ready for that resistance, but make sure you’re caring for your children, too.

Related Link: Celebrity News: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Are Talking Again

3. Length of relationship: Depending on the length of your marriage, you may need more time to cope post-divorce. Shared affairs, such a mortgages and finances, can be hard to unravel and separate. Aside from that, the emotional aspect of becoming suddenly single can be a shock. As fun as dating can be again, if you’re looking for something more serious, consider giving yourself the adequate amount of time to heal and the appropriate length of courting before claiming a relationship is serious.

As a single parent, how have you decided when it was the right time to start dating again? Share your dating advice below!

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Celebrity Divorce: ‘Real Housewives’ Shannon & David Beador’s Split is Still on Despite Reunion

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Divorce: ‘Real Housewives’ Shannon & David Beador’s Split is Still on Despite Reunion

‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Stars Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow, Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, and Lizzie Rovsek. Photo: Rudy Martinez/Bravo Media

By Rachel Sparks

Real Housewives of Orange County stars Shannon and David Beador are still going through with their celebrity divorce, which was announced a week ago. EOnline.com reports that the ex celebrity couple were seen reuniting on Saturday at USC for their daughter Sophie Baedor. Though the couple are splitting after 17 years of marriage, both Shannon and David remain committed to regular reunions, claiming that co-parenting amicably for the sake of their children remains their goal.

This celebrity divorce is still happening after 17 years of marriage. What are some things to try to heal your relationship before resorting to a divorce?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Long-term relationships are a lot of work, but we often forget it. That initial falling in love feeling disappears but we’re still optimistic  about our futures. Routine, monotony, stress, and hardships challenge the relationship and it’s natural when we feel down from life to let those feelings translate to our relationships. How do we know, then, when we’ve done everything we can for our marriage? Check out Cupid’s relationship advice:

1. Decide if you want to fix your marriage: You would think this would be obvious for most people: you know either way if you want to save your relationship. But it’s much easier to say you do want to make things work than it is to take the actions to do so. When you realize you want to do the hard work it takes to repair a relationship, that means you have to stop complaining and start taking action.

Related Link: Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Attend Church After Celebrity Divorce Filing

2. Take responsibility: Unfortunately, working on a relationship isn’t comfortable. Then again, it was awkward in the beginning, but that proved to be worth it. You’ll be embarrassed and humbled, but likely, so will your spouse. Own up to your mistakes, both past and present. Your spouse will appreciate it and you’ll find some closure on past pains. Your relationship will also take a giant leap forward as the two of you confront your demons together.

3. Respect and value: This is another that should seem obvious, but when you’re hurting it’s very easy to take out that pain on the other party. From our childhoods we all learned how easy it is to lash out at our family, and our spouses are no exception, but take a breath before you do so. Is that comment worth the damage it does to your relationship? Also keep in mind that actively paying attention and engaging your significant other shows that you value and respect them, and taking the time to listen and engage will go much further than an extravagant gift that was purchased to overcompensate for failures.

Related Link: Former Celebrity Couple Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin Reunite For Daughter’s Birthday

4. Give your best: When you’re hurt, you don’t want to make yourself vulnerable, but you won’t move forward unless you try. Keep giving your best, even when your spouse isn’t. If things don’t work out you will know you tried your hardest and you will have learned from the whole experience for another relationship.

Have you been in a long-term relationship that’s failing? How did you try to fix it? Share your advice below!

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Celebrity Exes Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore Attend Same Wedding

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Exes Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore Attend Same Wedding

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Photo: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos

By Karley Kemble

Running into an ex is almost always awkward, even for celebrities! Celebrity exes Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attended the same vow renewal ceremony in Brazil last weekend, reports UsMagazine.com. The former celebrity couple ended their relationship in 2011, and their divorce was finalized in 2013. It appears things were cordial between the two, as they left the Rio De Janeiro venue going their separate ways.

Even celebrity exes are bound to cross paths eventually! What are some ways to deal with running into your ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

While your fight or flight instincts may be pushing you to run and hide, we know that’s not always an option. Cupid has some relationship advice to make these awkward run-ins…less awkward:

1. Stay cool: Yes, your mind will probably be spinning a million miles a minute. That’s normal – just stay as calm as you can, and be honest with them. You probably aren’t the only one who feels awkward, either.

Related Link: Relationship Advice: Getting Over a Grudge

2. Keep it polite: Your default reaction may be to list off all the reasons why your life’s so much better without them. It’s great to show them you’ve moved on, just make sure you aren’t over-killing it. It could leave you looking more flustered and out of it.

Related Link: Relationship Advice: Why Isn’t It Easy to Say Goodbye?

3. Maintain that confidence: Even if you aren’t feeling like a million bucks, fake it ‘til you make it! Don’t let a random run-in ruin your entire day, either. Allow yourself to feel the awkwardness for a little, then move on with your fabulous life.

How have you handled a run-in with an ex? Talk to us about it below!

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Celebrity News: Fergie Says She Wanted to Stay Married to Josh Duhamel ‘Forever’

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Fergie Says She Wanted to Stay Married to Josh Duhamel ‘Forever’

Josh Duhamel and Fergie. Photo: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures

By Karley Kemble

In the latest celebrity news, Fergie has shared heart wrenching information about her recent split from husband Josh Duhamel. According to UsMagazine.com, the somber Black-Eyed Peas singer confesses, “It wasn’t my plan, I wanted to stay married forever,” in a preview for an upcoming appearance on the Wendy Williams Show. The former celebrity couple formally announced their separation in September, but parted ways earlier in the spring. Fergie and Duhamel will remain on friendly terms and co-parent their four-year-old son, Axl, together.

This celebrity news has our hearts hurting. What are some ways to know you’ve done everything you can to save a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Even celebrity couples that appear to be as strong and loving as Fergie and Josh have the potential to fizzle out. While you should almost always try and save your relationship, sometimes it’s best to call it quits. How do you know when it’s over? Cupid has some ideas:

1. You’ve talked it out: Whether you sit down together or seek help from a therapist, getting to the root of the problems are totally essential. If you two still aren’t seeing eye-to-eye, maybe it just can’t be saved.

Related Link: Celebrity Divorce: Fergie and Josh Duhamel Call It Quits

2. You’ve gone back to basics: Sometimes it’s good to hit the reset button. Remember the early days of your relationship when you were still getting to know each other? If you channel those innocent times but aren’t seeing changes in the way you treat each other, it may be time to end things.

Related Link: Celebrity Break-Up: Anna Faris Is ‘Fantastic’ Amid Chris Pratt Divorce, Says Allison Janney

3. You just aren’t feeling it: Always, always, always trust your gut. If your partner doesn’t make you feel as happy, strong, or content as they used to, perhaps the relationship has run dry. You know yourself better than anyone else, after all.

Cupid wants to know: How have you tried to save your relationship?

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Celebrity News: Audrina Patridge Granted Full Custody of Daughter After Split From Corey Bohan

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Audrina Patridge Granted Full Custody of Daughter After Split From Corey Bohan

Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan. Photo: Glenn Francis / PR Photos

By Ashleigh Underwood

Sour news turns hopeful as Audrina Patridge is granted full custody of 15-month-old daughter, Kirra Max. When the celebrity news broke of Patridge’s split from husband Corey Bohan, several allegations were thrown around and are continued to be discussed in court. While court proceedings are still ongoing, the ex celebrity couple have been told that Bohan can have scheduled visitations, only after picking up their daughter from the police station. A source recently told People.com, that Patridge is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of herself, and her daughter.

This celebrity news is definitely in Audrina Patridge’s favor. What are some ways to deal with custody issues during a split?

Cupid’s Advice:

Splitting with your partner can get messy, especially when there are children involved. It can be easy to get lost in the craziness of court and other important decisions. Here are a few ways to deal with custody issues during your split:

1. Put your children first: In a custody battle, you may be tempted to take out all your anger on your ex and be spiteful. However, you have to remember your kids and what is best for them. No matter how you feel towards your ex-partner, if they are a good parent to your child, then try and be flexible with your conditions. None of it is easy on your child, but you can do your best to keep things as normal as possible.

Related Link: Celebrity Divorce: Audrina Patridge Files for Divorce from Corey Bohan

2. Get a good lawyer: Court can be confusing especially if you have never dealt with a legal situation before. in order to make things easier on yourself, and get the outcomes you desire, hire the best lawyer you can. Let them take the brunt of the force in the legal stuff so you can focus on your family and your own well being. This will make dealing with your custody battle much easier for everyone.

Related Link: Bad Romance: 10 Toxic Celebrity Relationships

3. Focus on what you can control: When things get messy, you can feel like your world is falling apart. if you start to lose your grips on life and feel like everything is coming crashing down, take step back and breathe. Spend your time focusing on the things you can control in your life, like you children. If your ex is doing things with the kids that you always scolded him for but you have no voice in now, focus on your own parenting. You can’t control how others act, but you always have a say in your own life.

How did you deal with your custody battle? Comment below!

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Celebrity Divorce: Mel B Makes Fashion Statement About Her Ex At The VMA’s

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Divorce: Mel B Makes Fashion Statement About Her Ex At The VMA’s

Melanie Brown is reported to have left Stephen Belafonte due to domestic abuse. Photo: Landmark / PR Photos

By Marissa Donovan

This America’s Got Talent judge is proud to be single and divorced from her husband. According to People.comSpice Girl singer Mel B made an appearance at the 2017 MTV’s Video Music Awards wearing a dressed that said “You Will Never Own Me.” Many have speculated that the eye catching message alludes to her ongoing divorce and a temporary restraining order against her celebrity ex Stephen Belafonte. The single celebrity will be back in court on September 25th to make arrangements.

This celebrity divorce has inspired Mel B to make a bold fashion statement. How can you empower yourself through a messy divorce?

Cupid’s Advice:

Don’t allow your divorce to get the best of you! Although this may be a troubling process, it best to stay strong and keep your head up. Here are some ways you can empower yourself through a messy divorce:

1. Focus on your family and career: Let the new direction of your life to steer you in the direction of your family and your career. Focusing on your career will allow you to evaluate your current job and decide what your next move might be. Your family will also be a good outlet to help you move on from pain and give you the support to move on.

Related Link: Mel B. Speaks Out about Husband Stephen Belafonte’s Alleged Abuse

2. Refresh your look: After any divorce or break up, some people feel the need to get a new hair cut or wardrobe. Embrace the changes that you desire! Making new changes will help you think positively about starting over in your life. If that means updating your fashion or hair style, then go for it!

Related Link: Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell Is Engaged to Formula One Boss Christian Horner

3. Start reading: Brush up on your reading with books that have encouraging plot lines or read your favorite genre for comfort. Even if you’re not a big reader, try finding a book at a bookstore or Amazon you could see yourself reading. Reading through your divorce will make you become invested in something besides the problems you may be facing.

What do you think of Mel B’s dress? Let us know in the comments!

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