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Zendaya Coleman Mom Pulls Plug ... Files for Divorce

8/30/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0829-zendaya-parents-divorce-tear-cut-GETTY-INSTAGRAM-02Zendaya Coleman's parents are splitting up after 8 years of marriage, and while it appears to be amicable ... Zendaya could be smack in the middle of settlement negotiations.

Claire Stoermer filed divorce docs against Kazembe Ajamu Coleman late last week, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married in 2008 -- when Zendaya was 12.

Zendaya is their only child together, and because she's 19 ... child support won't be an issue.

Here's what could be an issue -- Kazembe is her manager, and since that management contract was made during the marriage ... any money earned from that deal would be community property.

According to the docs, Claire's not looking for spousal support, nor does she want the court to award him any ... so, it's likely they've worked out a settlement.

0829_Zendaya_PARENTS_getty-3Mom or Dad is usually with Zendaya when we see her out -- even when she's out on a date ... like earlier this year with Odell Beckham Jr. 

Pregnancy Guru's Child What to Expect When ... You're Getting Divorced

8/28/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0819_amma_bing_facebook_gettyThe woman who wrote THE quintessential guide to pregnancy apparently couldn't pass on the same wisdom for marriage -- 'cause her kid just filed for divorce.

Emma Bing -- daughter of Heidi Murkoff, who authored "What To Expect When You're Expecting" -- is looking to split from her musician husband, Refayat Ali. Emma was the bun in the oven that inspired Heidi to write the book.

Emma wants primary custody of their 3-year-old son, plus spousal support from Refayat ... which seems odd considering her mom's work is a bestseller and was even made into a movie (in other word ... her family's loaded).

Of course, that dough belongs to Heidi ... but we're guessing Emma won't be left hanging out to dry, no matter how the judge rules.

Amber Heard Calls BS On Johnny's Charity Donation Now You Owe Double

8/25/2016 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0825-heard-depp-tmz-getty-02Amber Heard has just fired back at Johnny Depp, saying if he really cares about donating Amber's divorce settlement he'll ante up $14 million, not $7 mil ... and in fact she's insisting on that.

Amber's team tells TMZ, Johnny is not being up-front about his latest move ... giving Children's Hospital of L.A. and the ACLU the $7 million earmarked for Amber.   

Amber said last week she would donate the settlement money to the 2 charities, but her people tell us if Johnny sends the money directly to the 2 organizations he's not really paying $7 mil, because he gets a charitable tax deduction.   

And we're told Amber's position is that the money is not Johnny's to give away.

Amber's people tell TMZ, "If Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honor the full amount by donating $14M to charity, which after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $7M payment obligation to Amber."

The team goes on ... "We would also insist that the full amount be paid immediately and not drawn out over many years."

They blast Johnny's team, saying, "Anything less would be a transparent attempt by Johnny's counsel, Laura Wasser and Patti Glaser, to reduce their client's true payment by half under the guise of newfound concern for charities that he has never previously supported."

Contrary to that ... Johnny's team tells us he was honored by the Children's Hospital of L.A. in 2006 for his work with children worldwide. 

Johnny Depp I'll Honor Amber's Charity Pledge and Send the Checks

8/25/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824_johnny_depp_amber_heard_tmzJohnny Depp is heaping praise on Amber Heard for promising to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity ... and he's so moved he's sending the checks directly to the 2 organizations she personally picked.

Amber announced after striking her settlement she would donate every penny to the ACLU and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles -- $3.5 mil each. We checked with Children's Hospital Tuesday and they had not yet received any of the money.

We've learned both the ACLU and Children's Hospital got checks Wednesday from Johnny, on behalf of Amber. The checks are the first in a number of installments that will eventually total $7 million.

A rep for Johnny tells TMZ, "Following Amber Heard's announcement that her divorce settlement was to be divided equally and gifted to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, two exceptionally deserving and important charities, Johnny Depp has sent the first of multiple installments of those monies to each charity in the name of Amber Heard, which when completed will honor the full amount of Ms. Heard's pledge."

The rep adds, "Ms. Heard's generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected."

Everybody happy now?

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Frances Bean Cobain Hubby Wants FAT Allowance You Left Me Broke!

8/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0824_frances_cobain_Isaiah-Silva_gettyFrances Bean Cobain's estranged husband says he won't have a penny to his name without her ... so he's asking a judge to make her pay up.

Isaiah Silva is requesting spousal support, and according to the docs he wants a ton of it -- nothing less than $25k a month.

Isaiah says he left a steady job when they got married and Frances promised to cover a bunch of his monthly expenses, including paying private school and housing bills for his child from a previous relationship.

Now, he says Frances wants to renege on those commitments. Isaiah claims Frances has upwards of $100 mil in her dad's estate, and says he deserves half of the money she earned off business deals made during the 2 year marriage. He says there's no prenup.

Frances made it clear in her divorce docs ... the Kurt Cobain money is hers alone and not Isaiah's -- but she is open to paying some spousal support.

Keshia Knight Pulliam's Husband Georgia Fire Sale Days After Filing for Divorce

8/24/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823-keshia-pulliam-ed-hartwell-Instagram-Getty-01Ed Hartwell curiously unloaded his Georgia mansion for an enormous loss just two days after blindsiding Keshia Knight Pulliam with divorce papers.

We've learned Hartwell sold the 6 bedroom, 8,000 square foot home for $690k ... he'd had it on and off the market since 2012 before finally selling late last month. Ed originally bought the house for $1.268 mil in 2005 ... so he lost around $580k on the property.

The timing of the sale is interesting ... Ed owned the home well before he and Keshia got married, so it's his property regardless. As for why the fire sale ... no one's talking, but you gotta wonder if he's bracing for lots of legal expenses. 

As TMZ reported -- the two are currently locked in a bitter court battle ... which includes nasty paternity issues and claims of emotional abuse.

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Chris Rock Divorce Final

8/23/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0822-Chris-Malaak-rock-tmz-getty-02Chris Rock is officially single, after paying a visit to a New Jersey courthouse ... TMZ has learned.

Chris and now ex-wife Malaak both appeared Monday before a judge, finalizing their divorce.

The couple married in 1996 and have 2 kids, ages 12 and 14.   

As we reported, there's a third child ... and the circumstances of how she became part of the family are shrouded in mystery. 8-year-old Ntombi was only 6 months old when she began living with the Rock family. Ntombi is from South Africa and the daughter of poor street peddlers.

Ntombi was never adopted and Chris maintained she was not his daughter. He has been in regular contact with his 2 kids since the couple separated in 2014, but has not seen Ntombi.

We don't know the terms of the settlement ... the case is sealed. It's unclear what, if anything, Chris is paying by way of child support ... particularly in the case of Ntombi.

We made repeated calls to Chris' rep, Leslie Sloane, but the calls were not returned.

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Neverland Ranch Owner Property Up For Grabs ... And So Is My Wife

8/23/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0822-thomas-barrack-rachelle-barrack-GETTY-01The guy who's trying to dump Neverland Ranch from his books just got dumped himself ... his wife is calling it quits.

Thomas Barrack got slapped with divorce docs. His wife, Rachelle, cites the usual irreconcilable differences for walking away from their two-year marriage. She's asking for physical custody of their kids -- ages 5 and 2 -- plus spousal support.

Here's the kicker -- they still need to hash out who gets what ... potentially Neverland Ranch itself, if it doesn't sell.

They could just split the rides and the zoo animals down the middle ... but something tells us that would get messy.

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Master P Kids Make the Case ... Dad Should Pay Less Child Support

8/21/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0819-master-p-tmz-01Master P's got his kids doing the dirty work for him in his divorce case -- penning emotional letters to convince a judge to reduce his monthly support payments to his ex, Sonya Miller.

In new docs, Master P says his 3 minor kids stay with him full time because their mother's drug addiction makes it impossible for her to care for them. That's why he wants to slash the $10,473 in child support and $16,574 in spousal support that he's currently paying.

The kids -- Hercy, Mercy and Itali -- all wrote letters, submitted to the court, testifying they're better off for living with their dad.

17-year-old daughter Itali made the most compelling case ... writing, "Although I love being with my mom I was unable to keep my grades up. Unfortunately, my mom was dealing with addiction issues that affected my older sister, who hasn't even had the opportunity to graduate high school" ... even though she's 19.

Itali says she's trying to avoid the same fate.

Master P also says he's not the baller he used to be -- claiming he's making $2,441 per month and only has $432 in the bank.

Robert Griffin III 'No Way Wife Was Blindsided' ... QB's Friends Say

8/19/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0818_robert_giffin_Rebecca-Liddicoat_gettyRobert Griffin III is telling friends ... his wife was NOT blindsided by his decision to pursue a divorce -- insisting their marriage has been on the rocks for two years.

But it begs the question ... why would the couple then buy a house TOGETHER in April? 

As we previously reported RG3's wife, Rebecca Liddicoat, was devastated over a Cleveland.com report that Griffin was in the process of filing for divorce ... and has told people she was "blindsided."

But our RG3 sources are saying BS.

One source extremely close to the QB tells us, "They have been working on their marriage for the past 2 years. Things didn't get better. They have been separated since January."

"Robert decided to separate while pursuing a divorce, she was not blindsided by his decision to go through with the divorce at this time."

"All he cares about is being a great father to his daughter moving forward."

But TMZ Sports has learned ... Robert and Rebecca bought a house together in April. And according to the deed, filed on April 14th with the recorder's office, it includes BOTH of their names.

Our RG3 sources say he bought the house for HIMSELF only -- and there was no intent to live together.

But that begs question ... why would Rebecca go in on a house with her rich soon-to-be ex if she wasn't planning on living in it?

Amber Heard My $7 Mil Settlement Is Fighting Violence Against Women

8/18/2016 3:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0818_amber_heard_tmzAmber Heard is giving ALL of her Johnny Depp divorce settlement money to 2 charities.

Amber confirmed what TMZ first reported ... the settlement amount is $7 million, and she tells us, "The donation will be divided equally between the ACLU, with a particular focus to stop violence against women, and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where I have worked as a volunteer for the past 10 years."

Amber's also reiterating what she and Johnny said in their joint statement -- that the divorce wasn't about financial gain. She says, "Money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves." 

Amber says she forfeited all residuals Johnny earned from movie deals he made during their 15-month marriage ... which she'd be entitled to because there was no prenup. 

A rep for Children's Hospital thanked Heard and said, "her generosity will support the lifesaving treatments and cures that CHLA provides for critically ill children each year." 

Amber added, "Hopefully this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most."

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Ed Hartwell I'm Not Trying To Kill Keshia's Baby ... And Those Are My Guns!!

8/18/2016 10:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0818_ed-hartwell_keshia_pulliam_getty_tmzEd Hartwell denies Keshia Knight Pulliam's claims he's trying to kill their unborn kid ... and says she's the one who was mentally and emotionally abusive during their relationship. 

In new docs, obtained by TMZ, Ed says Keshia should be "ashamed" for saying he wants their baby dead, and thinks she's going over the top to make him look bad. He says Keshia's claims of his "deep-seated rage and uncontrollable anger" actually apply more to her. 

TMZ broke the story ... last week Keshia said Ed was being abusive in an effort to kill their baby. She also said he was unstable and should be stripped of his guns. However, Ed says he's got no issues upstairs, and is more than capable of safely owning weapons. 

In the docs, Ed adds he's 100% down for a paternity test ... but wants to wait until Keshia gives birth because it's healthier for the baby. 

Robert Griffin III Wife Blindsided By Divorce ... Destroyed Over New GF

8/18/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0816_rg3_Rebecca-Liddicoat_Grete-Sadeiko_tmz_instagram_gettyRobert Griffin III and his wife have been separated for months -- after she found out he was dating a new woman ... and sources connected to the situation tell us she's absolutely devastated.

Sources close to the estranged couple tell us RG3 first met Florida State track star Grete Sadeiko through Instagram back in January ... roughly 7 months after his wife, Rebecca Liddicoat, gave birth to their daughter.

We're told the social media relationship turned real ... and when Rebecca found out about her in April, she was pissed.

The two separated shortly after. They haven't lived together in months. 

But get this ... one solid source tells us Rebecca was still working on trying to save the marriage as recently as this week ... and was blindsided on Tuesday by news that RG3 is "in the process of filing for divorce."

Now, with RG3 getting Grete's name tattooed on his arm, we're told Rebecca has given up on a possible reconciliation.

Bottom line ... this was no amicable split.

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