'American Horror Story' star Leslie Grossman's husband is pulling the plug on their marriage ... TMZ has learned.
The actress' longtime hubby, Jon Bronson, filed his divorce petition Tuesday in L.A. County Superior. Jon says they have one minor child ... their 13-year-old daughter, Goldie.
No word yet on what he's looking for as far as child custody, spousal support or divvying up of assets.
Leslie has more than 60 acting credits to her name and has starred in lots of network television shows -- like "Popular," "What I Like About You" and more. Leslie's probably got even more dough rolling in these days too -- she's already been on three cycles of 'AHS' and appears to be set for lots more with season 10 right around the corner.
She's returned to play lots of characters thus far, like Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt, Margaret Booth and Meadow Wilton. She's also had roles on "Shrill" and "The Good Place."
Jon and Leslie first got hitched in 2000.
There's been a lot of speculation Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are getting divorced because of an affair with another woman, but we've learned that is NOT the case and the dispute between the 2 involves custody over their 3 children.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Kristin was "surprised" that Jay filed first -- she didn't know he was doing it. There's one thing in his divorce petition that set her off ... his claim that he was the "at-home parent" who was the "primary caretaker" of their kids.
We're told Kristin was shocked and claims Jay was not telling the truth ... she says she has been the primary caregiver.
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So, that set up the battle. Jay is asking for joint custody. Kristin, in her response, asked for primary physical custody with Jay getting visitation.
Tennessee is a "fault state" -- meaning someone asking for a divorce must show fault on the part of the other spouse, and that's why she claimed Jay is guilty of "marital misconduct." It's actually boilerplate language in the state. The language is included in a divorce petition and counterclaim because Kristin and Jay can't end the marriage without some showing of misconduct. As for what the misconduct is ... that's for the lawyers to handle.
There have been a bunch of rumors Kristin wanted out because Jay had an affair. We know there was a buzz about this on their reality show and the "other woman" was allegedly Kelly Henderson, who denied there was any relationship between her and Jay. It doesn't matter, because that has nothing to do with the divorce.
We contacted Kristin's lawyer, Rose Palermo, who had no comment other than to refer us to Kristin's post over the weekend saying the divorce was amicable.
If we have to translate ... we're guessing they will work out some joint custody arrangement in the end, but for now, each has to protect their rights.
8:03 AM PT -- 4/27 -- Kristin has filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, in which she alleges "misconduct" on the part of Jay and claims that's what triggered the divorce. She says Jay "is guilty of such inappropriate marital conduct as renders further cohabitation unsafe and improper."
It's puzzling because Kristin also insinuates Jay has accused her of misconduct ... "any misconduct alleged or implied against her in the complaint for divorce was in response to and/or as a result of misconduct on behalf of the Husband." Jay, who filed for divorce, never mentioned "misconduct" against Kristin in his petition.
Kristin is asking for primary physical custody and wants Jay to have visitation. He wants joint custody of their 3 kids.
She also wants child support and wants Jay to pay for their kids' health insurance and maintain a life insurance policy where she is listed as sole beneficiary.
Kristin says the grounds for divorce are both "inappropriate marital conduct" and "irreconcilable differences." Something must have happened during their quarantine, because Kristin lists the date of separation as April 7, the day they came back from the Bahamas. Jay lists the date of separation as April 21.
She's asking for primary custody, claiming Jay has been something of an absentee father ... "She denies that Husband has always been the available at home parent and primary caretaker of the parties' minor children. Wife would show that she has been the primary residential parent ..." Jay says in his petition, "Husband has always been the available at-home parent and the primary caretaker of the parties minor children."
Kristin just said, "With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce. We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of."
She wanted to make it clear ... nothing untoward happened -- "This is just the situation of two people growing apart."
Kristin and Jay met during a Chicago Bears preseason game back in 2010. They married in 2013. They had a son, Camden Jack, who was born in 2012 and another son, Jaxon Wyatt, who was born in 2014, followed by a daughter, Saylor James, born the following year.
This isn't the first split for the couple, remember back in 2011 Culter called off their engagement. However, they reconciled and got married in June 2013.
Both Kristin and Jay have been super successful. Obviously, he made a fortune -- $122 mil -- QB'ing for the Bears and the Miami Dolphins, and she's got a reality show, a jewelry company and lots of other stuff.
They were really a fun couple ... notably, Kristin showed off Jay's butt during a vacation.
They live in Nashville, but they were chronicling their self-isolation in the Bahamas over the last few weeks with their kids. They couldn't get a flight off the island. They finally went home last Monday.
Originally Published -- 4/26 10:27 AM PT
Ron White is an incredibly successful comedian, and even he is feeling the disastrous fallout from the coronavirus pandemic ... so much so, he's telling a judge he can't afford to pay his ex-wife spousal support.
Ron filed legal docs asking the family law judge to terminate his $25,000 payments he's been ordered to plunk down every month.
White was married to Margo Rey from 2013 to 2017.
Ron, who's been paying Margo $25k a month since last November, says enough is enough, writing, "... she continued her decades-long pursuit of being a professional singer at which she is not self-supporting. I have spent 200+ days per year traveling the country every year to do stand-up shows, and I made more than $200,000 per month doing it."
Ron goes on ... "Now I cannot work. I have a tenth-grade education. I am 63. Margo still insists I pay her $25,000 per month. I have employees depending on me for wages and benefits. I do not even have $25,000 per month of income."
Ron then goes on to ask the judge to terminate his spousal support obligations.
Ron submitted a breakdown of his income and expenses, and the virus has created a bleak situation for him. His total expenses are more than $433,000, and his net operating income is just over $300,000. But he says since the virus, his income is zero.
Ron and Margo had a bitter divorce. She claimed he left her high and dry, canceling her credit cards and cutting her off financially.
Ed Orgeron is calling things off with his wife, Kelly ... the LSU head coach filed for divorce a little more than a month after he led the Tigers to a National Championship.
The 58-year-old filed the court docs in Louisiana back on Feb. 26, according to The Advocate ... and in them, he says he and Kelly officially split on Feb. 24.
The two had reportedly met on a blind date in 1996 ... and were married shortly after on Feb. 19, 1997, the docs say.
Orgeron and Kelly raised three sons together ... including twins that they had on Feb. 9, 1998.
Orgeron had praised Kelly several times during LSU's championship run this past winter ... and had called her an inspiration multiple times in the years leading up as well.
In fact, the two were inseparable during Orgeron's victory celebration over Clemson on Jan. 13, sharing kisses and hugs as confetti rained down at the Superdome.
In the divorce filing, Orgeron says he wants exclusive use of the couple's home in Baton Rouge ... and claims to have no objection to letting Kelly have their house in Mandeville, La. until court proceedings mete out their situation.
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Jorge Nava is throwing in the towel on his "90 Day Fiance" marriage to Anfisa Arkhipchenko ... now that he's getting outta prison with a whole new fit bod!!!
Nava was a big hit during season 4 of the show, but he's currently incarcerated on drug charges. He tells TMZ it's over with his Russian bride, and once he's released later this year, he plans to make it official with divorce papers.
So, what went wrong? Aside from him being in prison?? Jorge claims Anfisa abandoned him while he's been doing time, and ran off to be with another guy.
Jorge's supposed to get out in May, but he's worried the coronavirus pandemic could delay the process. Whenever he gets out, he's set on getting divorced ASAP. Anfisa's been pretty coy about where things stand on their relationship status, but Jorge decided to spill the tea.
Some might say he's engaged in some PRE-breakup hotness -- because Jorge dropped a whopping 128 pounds during his time behind bars. The transformation was obvious in his most recent mug shot.
He's now 190 lbs -- down from 318 lbs -- and says he mixed regular cardio and intermittent fasting to cut weight. He says he wants to put on muscle once he's out of the joint. He's gonna be a single guy, after all.
Considering all the gyms are closed right now and for the foreseeable future ... he might want to take advantage of prison yard workouts while he can.
The estranged wife of Orioles closer Mychal Givens claims the pitcher has abused her and made her life "a living hell" over the past 15 months ... and TMZ Sports has learned the MLB is aware.
Mychal, however, tells us the allegations are false ... and vehemently denies the claims.
Tiffani Givens -- whom Mychal has children with -- says on several occasions over the last year the MLB player has stalked her, sent her abusive messages and stole from her.
Tiffani -- who married Mychal in 2014 but is in the process of divorcing the pitcher -- spelled out a lot of the allegations in several Facebook posts ... and says cops have been involved frequently.
In fact, when we reached out to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office this week ... they told us officers have been called to Tiffani's home in Tampa, FL four times since March 2019 over domestic disputes.
The most recent one came just this week ... when on Wednesday, cops were called to Tiffani's house after she alleged Mychal broke in and stole items.
Cops tell us no criminal charges were filed -- they say since the two are married, it's a civil issue -- but Tiffani wrote of the incident, "He continues to be emotionally and mentally abusive to me and doing all of this today IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN."
"Pray for me guys I have tried EVERYTHING to maintain sane in this 15 months of hell and this sh*t is still continuing how does one deal with this for so long the emotional and mental toll this takes on you is absolutely draining and NO ONE SHOULD EVER BE AN OUTLET FOR THIS TYPE OF ABUSE."
We're told the MLB is involved in the situation ... however, it's unclear if league officials are investigating the 29-year-old pitcher for domestic violence.
For Mychal's part, his reps tell us, "Unfortunately, the parties are going through a divorce and recently concluded a two-day custody trial. The false Facebook allegations have already been taken down, but warrant a few points of clarification."
"The police have never found wrongdoing by Mr. Givens. The police have never detained him, nor charged him with anything. Instead, he peacefully collected his personal belongings and left the residence."
"Also, during the recently concluded two-day custody trial, nobody made any allegations of abuse of any kind. Mr. Givens vehemently denies the false Facebook allegations. Divorce is always an incredibly difficult, personal matter for everyone involved. He is pleased the divorce is being properly handled by the court."
Mychal has been a staple in the Orioles' bullpen the last few seasons ... recording 20 total saves in 2018 and 2019. He's expected to be Baltimore's closer this season.
"Mr. Robot" star Grace Gummer is waving the white flag on her marriage -- she's just filed for divorce.
Meryl Streep's daughter filed docs Monday in L.A. Superior Court to end things with her husband, Tay Strathairn ... according to court records.
Grace and Tay, a keyboardist, did not have any children together ... which should make the divorce way less complicated. It's not clear what led to the split.
The estranged couple first met as kids way back in 1993 on the set of their parents' film, "The River Wild." Meryl and David Strathairn starred in the flick as husband and wife.
Grace is best known for playing Dominique DiPierro on "Mr. Robot" ... and also for her roles in "The Newsroom," and "American Horror Story."
Niecy Nash and her ex have divvied up their property and are just one final, formal step away from no longer being husband and wife.
According to new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- the "Claws" star and Jay Tucker have reached a property settlement and will be officially single in the eyes of the law June 21.
In the settlement, Niecy gets their house in Bell Canyon, CA and the 2016 Tesla. She also gets to keep her production company, Chocolate Chick.
Jay -- who's an electrical engineer -- gets the 2011 Ford F-150 truck and will receive a final payment from Nash of $184,820, which represents his cut from the sale of another property.
Both parties have agreed to forever waive the right to spousal support, and get to keep all earnings made after their official separation date ... which was June 1, 2019 -- right after their 8-year anniversary.
We broke the story ... Nash filed for divorce in December, but the exes broke the news a couple months before, saying they'd realized they'd become "better friends than partners in marriage." They added ... "Our union was such a gorgeous ride."
So is a Tesla.
Brooke filed to divorce the ex-'Baywatch' star way back in April 2018, which might make ya think this was a nasty split, but the divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- make it seem pretty damn amicable.
First off, they're putting the co in co-parenting -- agreeing to 50/50 physical and legal custody of their 2 kids -- Shaya and Heaven. They're also going 50/50 on all expenses for the children, and neither will pay child support.
As for property, Brooke gets 2 homes -- one in Malibu and a condo in Santa Monica -- while David gets a Malibu property of his own. Let's face it ... both of those bodies belong at the beach.
The exes share an art collection that they plan to divvy up down the road. Brooke gets ownership of 2 fitness companies, and David gets a few other companies, including Malibu Stone and Building Materials.
As for money ... they're splitting up their bank accounts, and they've agreed neither will pay spousal support. That's it. Easy, breezy divorce ... and both have already moved on.
William Shatner and his ex-wife are divvying up all their assets, and we mean ALL -- because the settlement covers everything from dogs to land, to ashes of exes and yes ... horse semen.
As you know, Bill filed to divorce Elizabeth back in December and it's now been finalized, but they had plenty to split up. We'll start with their livestock. Capt. Kirk is boldly leaving with 2 horses ... Renaissance Man's Medici and Powder River Shirley. He also gets 2 dogs ... Macchiato and Double Espresso.
Elizabeth also gets 2 horses ... Belle Reve's So Photogenic and Pebbles (they kinda mailed it in with that name). No dogs for her.
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Shatner's love for his horses is well known -- he breeds them after all, and he made sure to cover that in the docs. For instance, he gets "all horse semen" and horse equipment. Yes, that's spelled out in black and white.
On to their real estate and cars. Elizabeth gets a Malibu Cove home, another in Versailles, Kentucky and she keeps her share off her family's farm in Indiana. In her garage, you'll find a 2007 BMW X5, a 2015 Mercedes Benz ML65, and a 2004 Ford Explorer.
Shatner keeps a Studio City home and a ranch in Three Rivers, CA near Sequoia National Park. However, they've agreed that Elizabeth gets the right to "occasionally harvest some fruit" from trees on the ranch. It's clearly a special property to both of them ... because she can also go there to visit the ashes of her first husband, and some horse graves.
The divorce also spells out visitation rights -- they didn't have kids together, but they've got lots of animals. Elizabeth can visit with Macchiato, Double Espresso and some of the horses ... as long as she gives Bill "advance notice."
As for the boring stuff -- AKA money -- he's already paid her one lump sum of $2 million in spousal support, and that was spelled out in their prenup.
The judge has already signed off, so that's a wrap on marriage #4 for Bill and #2 for Elizabeth. They're both single and ready to mingle!!!
"Little Women: LA" star Christy Gibel is officially -- and happily -- single with a few weeks to spare in her pregnancy ... but there are still some doggone issues to hash out.
Christy and Todd Gibel are no longer husband and wife after the judge signed off on dissolving their marriage ... making them both single in the eyes of the law. She also has restored her name to Christy Lynn McGinity, her maiden name ... so another W there.
Sources close to McGinity tell TMZ ... even though she wanted an annulment, she's satisfied with the divorce ruling because she just wants to be done with Todd before the birth of her child, whose due date is April 1.
As we told you ... Christy moved on quickly following her split from Todd with a new guy named Gonzo, and the 2 announced they were expecting soon after. We're told Christy's excited to start a fresh life with her boyfriend and their baby ... who they plan to name Violet Eva Carazo.
However, Christy and Todd still need to determine how to divvy up their marital assets ... including a dog named Elvis.
Sources close to Todd tell us ... he wants Elvis back in the divorce settlement. Problem is -- according to Todd's side -- the dog was surrendered to Vanderpump Dogs, where they originally bought it, without his knowledge ... and then Vanderpump adopted Elvis back out to one of Christy's family members.
We're told Todd believes Elvis is marital property and should be returned to him, and Vanderpump Dogs has apparently agreed to this if Christy's family member returns the dog.
Our sources say Todd's holding out hope the court will award Elvis to him as part of the final divorce judgment. But as for Christy's side, she's telling friends the family pet was in her name, not Todd's.
As you may recall ... things turned a little nasty between the ex-couple and resulted in a custody battle, but they've reached an agreement that pretty much splits their time with their 6-year-old daughter, Everly, right down the middle.
According to the legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Channing and Jenna will share joint custody "pursuant to a 2-2-5" parenting schedule, which goes like this ... Mom gets Everly Monday through Wednesday, Dad gets her Wednesday through Friday, and they alternate weekends.
Because of their unpredictable work schedules, the 2 agree to use a Parenting Plan Coordinator to make minor adjustments to the custodial schedules should there be any issues.
As for holidays ... Channing and Jenna will alternate every year, and each is allowed up to 10 days of exclusive summer vacation time with Everly. For the child's birthday, the parents will split the day ... unless they agree to have a joint celebration.
If there are any other complications ... once again, the PPC has the authority to step in and make a decision.
Despite the custody agreement, there's still a couple lingering issues in the wake of the divorce ... like Jenna wanting to legally take her maiden name back, as we first reported.
The 2 are also still hashing out a property settlement agreement ... stay tuned.
Miley and Liam hit up the WME party Friday night in Bev Hills. There are no pics of them together, but there's little doubt each knew the other was there.
Here's the thing. Miley and Liam are actually still hubby and wife. The divorce doesn't become final until Feb. 22nd.
We don't know who they brought as their plus 1s. No vid or photos of Miley's BF Cody Simpson or Liam's girlfriend, Gabriella Brooks.
As we showed you yesterday, Liam is giving Thor a run for his money ... whatever he's done over the last few weeks ... well, it's working.
Comedian Bryan Callen -- famous for roles in huge movies like "Joker," "Old School" and "The Hangover" -- is getting divorced ... TMZ has learned.
According to court records, Bryan's wife, Amanda Humphrey, filed divorce docs Friday in L.A. County Superior Court after more than 11 years of marriage.
The exes have kids together ... which could make the divorce a lot more complicated.
Bryan and Amanda tied the knot way back in October 2008 ... it's not clear what led to the split.
BTW ... Bryan was one of the 8 original cast members of the sketch comedy series, "MADtv," when it debuted in 1995 and he's currently on the ABC show, "Schooled."
2:59 PM PT -- Warning to all interested parties: Hold off on your marriage proposals for Miley or Liam! According to their divorce docs, the judge kinda postdated their single status. They won't be OFFICIALLY available until February 22.
So, 2/22/20 is your target date, Cody Simpson. Deuces are wild!
According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ, a judge has already put their John Hancock on the former couple's divorce settlement.
TMZ broke the story ... Miley and Liam worked out all the details of their divorce back in December, and their lawyers -- disso queen Laura Wasser repping Liam and Judith R. Forman repping Miley -- quietly worked through stumbling blocks to submit the paperwork to the judge.
It's a pretty quick divorce ... Miley and Liam have no kids, she's keeping their pets and our sources say there's a prenup, which makes dividing property a helluva lot easier.
Liam's the one who filed to divorce Miley back in August, citing irreconcilable differences ... and now they are both single.
Originally published -- 12:00 PM PT