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Jeff Garlin Files for Divorce

9/4/2018 11:01 AM PDT
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11:28 AM PT -- In the divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, Garlin says he and Marla split back in July 2017. He cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. 

Jeff Garlin and his wife of 24 years are heading for splitsville ... TMZ has learned

"The Goldbergs" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star filed for divorce from his wife, Marla, on Tuesday. They got married in 1994.

They have 2 kids together, Duke and James. Both sons are over 18, though ... so there won't be any issues involving child custody.

Garlin's best known for playing Larry David's friend and manager, Jeff Greene, on 'Curb' -- and as the patriarch on the 'Goldbergs' ... Murray Goldberg.

Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin Surf's Still Up For the Exes

9/4/2018 6:49 AM PDT

Gwyneth Paltrow and ex-husband Chris Martin can still chill together, and not only for their kids -- apparently they brake for dogs on surfboards too!

Chris and Gwyn consciously re-coupled in Malibu for a part of their Labor Day ... sharing a rock, beach side, and watching this cute pup hang 10. Or is that 20? 

Anyway, Moses and Apple's parents looked perfectly happy as they chatted and laughed by the sea. The beach hang comes just days after Gwyneth revealed she's kept Chris' surname despite splitting from the Coldplay frontman more than 4 years ago. 

There's nothing like the sound of crashing waves and the sight of a majestic surfing dog to put a couple in the mood, but no rekindling of lost love here. 

Gwyneth is now engaged to producer Brad Falchuk and Chris has been dating, on and off, Dakota Johnson

But, look at the dog catching waves! 

Mel B I'm Not a 'Sex Addict' or 'Raging Alcoholic' ... Stephen's Hungry for Attention

8/31/2018 8:59 AM PDT

4:00 PM PT -- Mel B says she is not a "raging alcoholic," though she does drink socially. She also denies she takes "illicit drugs," and says she's not a sex addict ... these are her responses to Belafonte's request for sole legal and physical custody.

Mel B claims Russell Updegraff's declaration in which he makes these claims has no credibility, because she says he's an ex employee who has an ax to grind, and he and Belafonte are hell bent in dragging her through the mud and ruining her reputation out of spite.

She says she is willing to submit to random drug testing for a limited period of time to prove she's a fit parent, and wants Stephen to do the same.

And, in her legal docs Mel B repeats her claim that Belafonte has abused her so badly she's suffering from PTSD. 

Mel also agrees to submit to a child custody evaluation with psychological testing, because she strongly opposes Stephen getting full custody. She also states the following -- she's not a "sex addict" who brings home random men, she is not a raging alcoholic as Stephen paints her to be, she does not take illicit drugs ... and her children's well-being is her top priority

There's more ... Anthony Santa Maria -- Mel B's housekeeper and childcare services provider -- vouches for Mel in the docs, claiming he's never witnessed her drunk "or even buzzed," and he's never seen her do anything remotely dangerous or neglectful with her kids.

Short story ... Mel B says Belafonte is angry, hungry for media attention and he has waged a vicious campaign to destroy her so he can stay in the spotlight.

10:15 AM PT -- We've learned Mel B and Stephen reached a settlement in the judge's chambers. The details are confidential. On her way out of court, we asked Mel if she was going to rehab ... but she was mum.

Stephen Belafonte says Mel B isn't fit to retain custody of her children, because she's in the grip of an alcohol-fueled spiral ... so claims ex-husband Belafonte.

Belafonte appeared in court Friday, armed with documentation from people who have been close to Mel B. She showed up as well, covered in sweat.

One of the declarations Belafonte submitted is from Russell Updegraff, who said in legal docs he's been responsible for watching her 2 kids, Madison and Angel, who he says are at serious risk because of a profound drinking problem on Mel B's part.

Updegraff claims Mel B drinks daily ... often starting as early as 10 AM. He says the day begins with beer, and then turns to wine and eventually hard liquor ... including vodka, tequila and gin.  He says Mel B typically passes out, awakes and then becomes mean and belligerent.  

Updegraff says the drinking problem is so bad, she's asked him to go to the store and get 12 bottles of wine, 2 bottles of vodka and one to two 12-packs of beer ... which she consumes in 4 to 5 days.

According to Updegraff's declaration, Madison, who turns 7 Saturday, and 11-year-old Angel are scared and stressed. He claims Mel B was sometimes physically abusive to Angel, digging her nails into her, grabbing her and shaking her.

Updegraff also says Mel B has been a cocaine user, although the docs suggest the real issue now is alcohol.

And, Updegraff says Mel B often brings various men home, with the kids present. In one case, he says a strange man tried to bring Madison into the shower, and he had to intervene and stop him.

He also says Mel B would regularly leave town for 1 to 2 weeks at a time and never check in to see how the kids were doing.

The hearing will be held this morning. We will update when the judge rules. 

Belafonte wants temporary custody of kids so Mel B can go to rehab and get clean. He does not want to take the kids away from her, but fears they are at extreme risk given Mel B's state.

Slash I'll Help Ex-Wife Out if She Agrees to Divorce Deal ... She Fires Back

8/30/2018 4:40 PM PDT

4:41 PM PT -- Perla's attorney, Marty Singer, tells us unlike what Slash may think, ending the marriage won't be that easy. Singer says, "Slash is well aware of the significant claims that have been made by Perla as to why the divorce documents cannot be finalized at this time." 

Singer says, "These include claims reflected in Perla’s court filings that there was a multi-million dollar audit settlement that was concealed from Perla, not paying in excess of $1,500,000 in child and spousal support payments, and significant advances received by Slash that will affect his future spousal and child support payments."  

He continues, "Even though Slash reported over $45,000,000 of income last year, my client’s court papers allege that he refused to pay for a $1500 drum set that was requested by his son, a musician in a band, so that he could have a drum set at his mother’s home where he spends approximately 90% of his time. The other drum sets are at Slash’s home and studio where Slash does not allow his teenage son to remove them.”Slash says his estranged wife is holding up finalizing their divorce for a bunch of trivial reasons -- the latest of which he says he's happy to help with ... if she agrees to close the book on their marriage.

The Guns N' Roses rocker filed new divorce docs responding to Perla Ferrar's latest claim in their ongoing war -- that Slash is hiding money from her, and that his new girlfriend is possibly responsible for harassing her and their kids online.

In the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Slash shoots down the notion he's concealing income, saying he's got cash coming in from multiple sources ... lots of which had been earned before they ever got hitched.

He also raises a pretty hilarious scenario -- that Perla allegedly asked him to buy one of their boys a third drum set, then bought a fourth drum set on her own ... and demanded Slash reimburse her. He says that's another reason she's holding up their divorce.

In addition to that, Slash says Perla is griping about ways they stay in contact -- insisting she be allowed to call him directly for custody scheduling or emergencies. He says they'd already agreed to use a program that eliminates the need to talk directly ... but she's insisting she be able to get on the horn with her ex whenever she thinks the need arises. 

Lastly, Slash addresses Perla's accusation that his live-in girlfriend created an IG account and was posting personal info about their family that could be harmful to their kids. Slash says he was alarmed at first, but quickly realized the account was aimed at Perla, not their boys ... and that a lot of the stuff being posted was from Perla's own account.

He says he's willing to help her get to the bottom of the IG harassment ... IF she agrees to the terms they struck in their divorce deal ... and IF she finally agrees to get divorced.

Originally Published -- 8/30/2018 10:32 AM PDT

Ex-'Real Housewives Of OC' Star Divorce Final ... Back on the Market!

8/28/2018 11:56 AM PDT

Alexis Bellino is officially back on the market ... 'cause the former 'Real Housewives of OC' star just finalized her divorce with now ex-husband Jim

Alexis and her former fling, Jim, filed docs in California Monday officially signifying their marriage is a wrap.

TMZ broke the story ... Jim filed for divorce in June, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married on April 16, 2005.  

It's the second divorce for Alexis, who joined 'Real Housewives' in season 5 before leaving the show in 2013. She married her college sweetheart in 2002, and they split in 2004.

Jim is also going after 'RHOC' stars Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador ... filing a lawsuit against the women last month and suing for more than $1 million in damages for allegedly lying about his trampoline business and calling his divorce fake. 

Mel B I'm Getting Professional Help For PTSD, Sex & Booze

8/27/2018 8:01 AM PDT

Mel B is getting ready to enter a therapy program to deal with PTSD from her long and bitter divorce battle ... and admits she's also had issues with alcohol and sex.

The 'AGT' judge said she discovered her PTSD issues earlier this month, and has decided to seek treatment in the next few weeks ... once 'AGT' is over.

Mel seemed carefree, at least outwardly, while she was out Sunday in Beverly Hills with Gary Madatyan ... who's rumored to be a new bf. 

She told The Sun ... Stephen Belafonte stripped her of her "self-respect and self-worth" during more than a year of court battles.

During the divorce, she had been accused of abusing alcohol and dragging Belafonte into threesomes while they were married.

Mel now says her sex and alcohol issues are just underlying factors in her PTSD.

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Divorce Settlement Complete ... Divorce Final after Ben's Rehab

8/25/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have settled their divorce case and the final settlement will be filed with the court after Ben gets out of rehab ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ, Ben and Jen have reached a property settlement, which was complicated and time-consuming because of the fortune that needed to be divided. We've learned the couple did NOT have a prenup, so all of their earnings during their 12-year marriage went into one pot. 

As for custody ... we've learned they agreed to joint custody of their 3 children. What's a little unusual ... the settlement does not say how much custodial time Ben and Jen each get. We're told they have gotten along great co-parenting the kids, and feel it's better to shift custody back and forth depending on work schedules rather than abide by a rigid formula.

The wild card in all of this ... Ben's drinking. Our sources say Ben has fallen off the wagon for the last 18 months ... sometimes regaining sobriety only to slip again. It's obviously an issue because when Ben isn't sober it could put the children at risk when he's with them. It's something Ben and Jen have been dealing with for months.

The settlement is complete, but it hasn't been signed because of sobriety issues. However, we're told when Ben is out of rehab and back on his feet it will be signed, sealed and delivered to the judge, and then the divorce will become final.  

As for reconciliation ... we're told absolutely not, and it's been that way for a long, long time.  

Ex-NFL QB Erik Kramer I Want My Marriage Annulled ... My Brain's Messed Up

8/24/2018 3:28 PM PDT

Former NFL QB Erik Kramer wants to erase his marriage from the books ... claiming his 2015 failed suicide attempt left him with a lack of mental capacity to legally consent to marriage.

According to new legal docs ... Kramer says his wife, Courtney Baird, stole $50k of his money before they wed, and she's now filed for divorce.

He says before they got married, Baird "exerted undue influence upon me to convince me, given my weakened mental state, that her actions were not wrongful."

Now, Kramer claims his 2017 marriage -- which lasted less than a year and a half -- never should have happened in the first place ... because he suffered a traumatic brain injury when he shot himself in 2015.

Kramer was reportedly suffering from depression, which some believed was triggered by head injuries during his playing days, when he attempted to kill himself.

Kramer maintained he was not diagnosed with any concussions during his NFL career, and did not link his suicide attempt to CTE. Nevertheless, he says he has still not recovered from the brain injury from the suicide attempt so when he said "I do," it was without the necessary mental capacity to seal the deal.

Baird want the divorce judge to divvy up their earnings and also wants him to pay spousal support. She'd get neither if the marriage is annulled. 

We broke the story ... Kramer's wife filed for divorce in June on the heels of his arrest for domestic assault. She also got a domestic violence restraining order.

Kramer started 46 games for the Bears from 1994-1998, and also played for the Falcons, Lions and Chargers during his 10-year NFL career.

Nicollette Sheridan Divorce Final ... Denise Richards, He's All Yours!!!

8/21/2018 9:27 AM PDT

Nicollette Sheridan's officially done being a housewife ... her divorce is now final, so it clears the way for her ex's relationship with Denise Richards

According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... the 'Desperate Housewife' and actor Aaron Phypers are going on their merry ways after a judge signed off on their divorce settlement. It wasn't a messy divorce ... she gets to keep the Hidden Hills crib and a horse named Leo.

Nicollette also won't have to pay any spousal support, and same goes for Aaron. He gets to keep his personal belongings and any bank accounts and cars under his name. While the divorce just became final, Aaron moved on from his 6-month marriage a long time ago.

Aaron and Denise Richards started dating back in September 2017. No word if he'll make an appearance on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' but chances seem pretty good. As for Denise's ex, Charlie Sheen, Kyle Richards hints it could happen.

TMZ broke the story ... Nicollette filed for divorce in July 2016, much to our surprise.

As we reported ... there were rumors swirling Nicollette and Aaron were mulling over marriage but there was ZERO clue they had actually tied the knot. We found out, but by then they had already been well on the outs. 

'Steve Harvey Show' Star Divorce Wendy's Ex Wants Alimony ... She Left Me High & Dry!!

8/20/2018 11:51 AM PDT

A former 'Steve Harvey Show' actress abandoned her estranged husband after he suffered a stroke, and left him completely broke and on his ass ... according to the gent himself.

Wendy Raquel Robinson's estranged hubby, Marco Perkins, claims in divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- he needs Wendy to pay him significant spousal support when their divorce is all said and done 'cause she allegedly left him destitute after he had a stroke back in 2015.

Marco says he enjoyed a lavish lifestyle while married to Wendy, and is asking a judge to make her cough up at least $10,000 a month so he can maintain that life -- adding that she can afford it, since he believes her monthly income is in the ballpark of $200k/month.

We broke the story ... Marco filed for divorce last week after 15 years together with Wendy. They have no minor children.

Wendy played school principal Regina "Piggy" Grier on Harvey's hit sitcom from 1996 to 2002.

Billy Bush I'll Pay Spousal Support ... But, I Want Joint Custody!!

8/20/2018 10:31 AM PDT

Billy Bush is willing to fork over spousal support, but he wants his estranged wife to budge when it comes to custody of their 2 minor kids.

In new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Billy says he wants joint physical and legal custody of their 13 and 17-year-old daughters. Billy's estranged wife, Sydney Davis, had wanted joint legal and primary physical custody, so it seems a battle may be brewing on that front.

As far as spousal support, Sydney requested it and Billy didn't fight it.

TMZ broke the story ... Sydney filed legal docs to end the marriage last month, citing irreconcilable differences. 

They separated last September ... about a year after the infamous "Access Hollywood" bus audio was released. You know by now he was fired from his job at "Today" shortly after the audio became public. He scored millions in a settlement.

Lisa Marie Presley Scores Huge Win vs. Estranged Hubby ... No Spousal Support for You!!!

8/20/2018 9:31 AM PDT

Lisa Marie Presley won't have to pay her estranged hubby spousal support ... 'cause the postnuptial agreement they signed in 2007 says she doesn't have to pony up a penny and it's ironclad. 

According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... the judge said the agreement Michael Lockwood signed in 2007 -- after they married in 2006 -- is legit. Michael gave up his right to spousal support, something they've been at war over for the last week.

Even though Michael testified he had NOT read the postnup when he signed it, the court ruled signing it on the advice of his attorney holds up because it means he understood what he was signing based on what his lawyer was telling him.

This is just the latest in Lisa and Michael's divorce war. She was ordered back in February to pay him $100k in legal fees.

Tyrese's Ex His Money Probs are His Fault, Not Mine ... Don't Mess with The Rock

8/17/2018 4:03 PM PDT

Tyrese has nobody to blame but himself for his struggles in the movie biz, because he picked a fight with The Rock and lost ... according to his ex-wife.

Norma Gibson filed legal docs this week -- obtained by TMZ -- firing back at Tyrese for claiming she ruined his career with domestic violence allegations ... so he can't afford to pay her legal fees.

Norma claims his movie career is flailing because he got into a public beef with Dwayne Johnson ... and that was all his fault -- not hers.

We broke the story -- Tyrese says he's only raking in $51k a month but his expenses are more than $113k, so he's too strapped for cash to cover anything else for her.

Norma calls BS and slams Tyrese ... saying "his extravagant lifestyle and over $113,000 in monthly bills is his choice." Besides ... she believes he should have money from other sources to cover her attorney fees.

Translation -- flourishing movie career or not ... Norma wants her money.

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