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Apollo Nida Phaedra Can't Divorce Me I'm Divorcing HER!

12/2/2016 7:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1202-phaedra-parks-apollo-nida-tmz-01Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida are getting divorced -- for REAL this time, according to Apollo, who filed docs from prison.

Apollo filed his divorce petition in Georgia on Thursday ... requesting joint legal custody of their 2 children and an equitable split of their assets. He says they separated in June 2014 after nearly 5 years of marriage.

In the docs, he says they can no longer live together as husband and wife and the union is "irretrievably broken." He doesn't mention the fact he's doing 8 years in a federal pen for financial fraud. 

It's interesting ... Phaedra proudly told us last month her divorce was finalized, but we've never seen any docs to back that up, and Apollo told us that was news to him.

Looks like he wanted it to be over just as badly. As we told you, he's got a new fiancée.

We've reached out to Phaedra. No word back yet.

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Johnny Depp Divorce Amber's Getting $6.8 Million ... She'll Donate It, Eventually

12/1/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1126-amber-heard-johnny-depp-tmz-3bJohnny Depp and Amber Heard finally hammered out their divorce settlement, and the charities she promised to fund will get their cash ... with a slight delay. 

Sources connected to the exes tell us Johnny will pay Amber $6.8 million -- that's the $7 mil originally agreed upon, minus the $200k he already donated to the ACLU and Children's Hospital L.A. in her name. We're told she'll get all the money within about 12 months.

Amber will then follow through on her vow to donate ALL of her settlement dough. We're told she'll make multiple payments to CHLA and the ACLU ... with the plan being to pay the full amount by the end of 2018.

Sources not connected with Amber are scoffing, saying they don't think the charities will ever get the money. 

Bottom line -- Johnny will get a charitable tax write-off for $200k, Amber will write-off her $6.8 mil worth of donations ... and they can both put the nightmare marriage and divorce behind them.

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'Vanderpump Rules' Scheana Shay Files for Divorce

11/30/2016 2:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1130-scheana-marie-mike-shay-TMZ-01Scheana Shay is officially going for the big D ... pulling the plug on her marriage to Michael Shay.

The "Vanderpump Rules" stars have been married for 2 years -- Scheana says she filed divorce docs Wednesday in L.A. She tells TMZ, "We might have failed at our marriage, but we are committed to succeeding as friends and will continue to support each other's personal happiness and professional success."

Everyone saw this coming. We broke the story ... earlier this month, Michael went MIA after she claimed he cleaned out their bank account. He's battled addiction in the past, but claims he's been sober since January. We're told Scheana fears he fell off the wagon.  

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Barry's Bootcamp Founders He's Not Fit for the House ... We Can Split the Rest

11/30/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1128_rachel_John-Mumford_facebookThe ex-couple who founded Barry's Bootcamp got a pretty even split in their divorce with one major exception ... she's getting the keys to the house.

Rachel Mumford filed for divorce from John Mumford back in May 2014, but they just reached a final settlement. They'll share custody, joint and physical, of their 2 teenage kids ... divvy up their bank accounts, and they get an equal share of their interest in the hugely popular fitness biz.

Rachel gets the prize ... their pad in Malibu. The divorce was nasty from the start ... with her dropping allegations of violence and drug abuse.

Took 'em more than 2 years, but it's finally over. Helluva workout ... for the lawyers.

Amber Heard Paid ACLU $350,000

11/28/2016 3:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1126-amber-heard-johnny-depp-tmz-02Amber Heard paid the ACLU $350,000 3 days after she struck a $7 million settlement deal with Johnny Depp ... TMZ has learned.

Amber said she would give the entire $7 mil to Children's Hospital and the ACLU domestic violence unit, in equal shares, but the deal unraveled after Johnny said he would just give the money directly to both orgs. Johnny paid the first installment of $200k ... $100k to Children's and $100k to the ACLU.

We were told neither org. got any money after that, and the settlement deal still hasn't been signed. 

We've now received an email from the ACLU, in which an ACLU rep acknowledged Amber made a $350k payment on August 19th. A source connected with Amber tells TMZ, she advanced the money, relying on Johnny paying her the settlement. We're told she took steps to send Children's Hospital money but didn't send it because she and Johnny began squabbling over the settlement deal.

As we reported, Amber's lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell, says he's confident the settlement will be signed this week.

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'How To Get Away With Murder' Star Gets Away With Painless Divorce

11/28/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1123-Charlie-Weber-instagram"How To Get Away With Murder" star Charlie Weber just dodged a bullet ... his divorce is final, and he won't have to pay his ex-wife a lick of spousal support.

The divorce, which Charlie filed, is now final ... a process that took 9 months which is exactly the length of their marriage.

As we previously reported, there was a prenup so there were no issues in the money department. Giselle won't be getting spousal support, but frankly, even if there wasn't a prenup, the marriage was so short she wouldn't have gotten it under any circumstances.

There are no kids either, so it was easy weezy.  

Abby Wambach Fastest Divorce Ever ... Focusing On New Girlfriend

11/26/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1118-abby-wambach-divorce-sarah-huffman-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Well, that was quick ... 

Just weeks after announcing her split, Abby Wambach and Sarah Huffman have already barreled through the divorce process ... and are officially dunzo.

TMZ Sports obtained court documents filed in Oregon which show a judge has signed off on the soccer superstar's divorce from her wife of 3 years.

They filed their initial petition on Sept. 28th -- and it was granted on Oct. 3rd.

Amazing ... considering some celebrity divorces can take YEARS! (Looking at you, Khloe Kardashian). 

Abby has rebounded with Christian blogger Glennon Doyle Melton -- and the two are already describing their relationship with the L word ... "LOVE."

Glennon says she is separated from her husband and they're moving toward divorce -- which would obviously set the stage for the two ladies to tie the knot, if they so choose (no pressure).

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Bethenny Frankel Ex-Hubby Says I Need a Relationship with your BF

11/23/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1122_bethenny-frankel-jason_hoppy_tmz_gettyBethenny Frankel's ex-husband is bristling over threats by her current boyfriend to sue him for trashing her in emails, saying he's forced to interact with the BF because the guy's constantly around his daughter.

Jason Hoppy fired off a letter to the lawyer for Dennis Shields, who threatened to sue Hoppy claiming he was sending a flurry of disgusting, harassing emails to Bethenny and cc'ing him.

Hoppy, who Shields claimed sent emails calling Bethenny ugly, old and irrelevant, never specifically disputed the content of what he sent, but he did say, "As a concerned father, I often have to contact others when I cannot reach my daughter through her mother."

Hoppy goes on to say as long as Shields is in his daughter's life, "I have no choice but to have some type of relationship with him."

Short story ... Shields threatened to sue Hoppy if he didn't stop the emails, so it seems like they're gonna have a date in court.

Steve Sarkisian Officially Divorced You Can't Touch My USC Lawsuit Money!

11/23/2016 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1122_STEVE-SARKISIAN_stephanie_tmz_gettyIf Steve Sarkisian wins his $30 MILLION lawsuit against USC, his now ex-wife won't get a dime ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports.

Sark's divorce from his longtime wife, Stephanie, has been finalized -- ending their 19 year marriage.

There was a ton of money at stake (he reportedly made more than $10 million coaching at Washington and millions more at USC).

Sources connected to the ex-couple tell us there was a private settlement in regards to the bulk of the family fortune.

When it comes to cars ... he gets the Mercedes, she gets the Land Rover. He also has to cut a 1 time check for $293k as an "equalization payment."

They also agreed on no spousal support, no child support and joint custody of their 3 minor kids.

But get this ... when it comes to Steve's $30 mil wrongful termination suit against USC, the two worked out a deal in which he gets 100% of any judgment if he wins.

It's unclear what he had to give up to keep her hands off any potential judgment, but you can bet it was substantial.

That case is still going on. Meantime, single rich man (and woman) on the market ...

George Harrison's Son My Sweet Lawyer I Really Want a Divorce

11/21/2016 4:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1121-dhani-harrison-sloveig-karadottir-TMZ-GETTY-01George Harrison's son knows all things must pass, including his marriage, which he just filed to end. 

Dhani Harrison is splitting from his wife of 4 years, Solveig "Sola" Karadottir. He filed the divorce petition last week, citing irreconcilable differences ... and based on the docs it could be a cleaner split than the average celeb divorce.

The couple doesn't have any kids, and he says divvying up everything else -- from shared property to spousal support, and even attorney's fees -- will be dictated by their prenup. Harrison's repped by the Disso Queen ... Laura Wasser.

Naya Rivera Split-Second Marriage ... Heads to Splitsville

11/21/2016 11:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1121_naya_rivera_ryan-dorsey-TMZNaya Rivera's surprise marriage to Ryan Dorsey has fallen apart ... according to new court docs.

Naya filed for divorce last week, and -- according to her lawyer -- she's asking for primary physical custody of their 1-year-old son, Josey, with visitation rights for Ryan. The couple was married for a little more than 2 years. 

You'll recall ... Big Sean said he broke off his engagement to the former "Glee" star back in the spring of 2014 after accusing her of being too controlling. Just a few months later, Naya was married to her longtime actor pal, Ryan -- seemingly out of nowhere. 

Somewhere out there ... Big Sean is smiling. Probably. 

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Angelina Jolie Speaks on 'Crimes Against Children' Question: Is it a Brad Attack?

11/19/2016 7:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Angelina Jolie has re-surfaced -- the first time we've seen her since she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt -- and it's harder than hard to believe her words are not an attack on her estranged hubby.

Angelina videotaped a message for the International Criminal Court Friday, saying, "I particularly welcome the commitment to include charges for crimes against children wherever the evidence permits as part of a more systematic approach."

TMZ broke the story, Angelina accused Brad of brutalizing 15-year-old son Maddox on a private jet and worked with the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services, which investigated and closed out the matter without action.  Jolie and her people put the word out ... they believe Brad was a danger to their 6 kids.

Joile has been a tireless ambassador in an effort to protect kids around the world.  It just all takes on new meaning. 

Chelsea Handler Shots Fired At Angelina, Mel ... Laura Wasser's All Over You

11/18/2016 7:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chelsea Handler absolutely burned Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson and other saps who've been on the opposite side of the divorce table from Hollywood's Disso Queen ... all in the name of children and charity.

Chelsea intro'd celeb divorce attorney Laura Wasser Thursday night at an event called Gala For The Children, which raised money for A Place Called Home. Stevie Wonder and Gavin Rossdale also performed ... but Chelsea was the standout.

She lists some of Laura's high-profile clients over the years -- and there's a lot -- but her best lines come at the expense of Laura's opponents, and even one of her clients. 

Sorry, Angelina. 

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