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Jeff Bezos Leaving on a Private Luxury Jet ... First Sighting Since Divorce

1/18/2019 3:24 PM PST

Jeff Bezos has been lying low since news of his divorce broke, but the richest man in the world still has places to be ... and he's still traveling in style.

The Amazon honcho was spotted out for the first time since announcing he's getting divorced from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie. Jeff looked pretty chill as he boarded a luxury private aircraft in Seattle ... unzipped vest and all.

As we reported ... Jeff announced he and his wife were divorcing after a trial separation didn't work out, and Bezos' relationship with TV host Lauren Sanchez allegedly played a big role in the decision.

Jeff's $137 BILLION is on the line though, because we found out he and MacKenzie don't have a prenup. So, it seems they'll split the incredible fortune right down the middle.

Do the math, and $68.5 billion should still be enough to afford rides on private jets ... but maybe not ones that big.

Arctic Monkeys Drummer Matt Helders Files For Divorce ... From Wife Breana Helders

1/16/2019 5:26 PM PST
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1/17 -- According to the divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, Helders says he and Breana split at the end of October. He's asking for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter. In the docs, Helders says they've mutually agreed to not pay each other spousal support.Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders is calling it quits on his marriage ... we've learned he just filed for divorce from his wife. 

Matt filed docs Wednesday to divorce his wife Breana McDow Helders, after just over two years of marriage. The couple got hitched in Italy back in June 2016. They have a 3-year-old daughter, Amelia Darling, together. It's unclear what led to the split. 

Matt and Breanna started dating way back in 2011, and they got engaged in 2013 before tying the knot in Europe. 

Matt is one of the founding members of the indie rock band, and he's recorded six studio albums with the Arctic Monkeys. The band has also been nominated for five Grammy Awards.

It seems Matt is going solo in more ways than one ... because back in October, the drummer, vocalist and songwriter announced plans for a solo album.

Anna Faris to Chris Pratt Now That You're Engaged Don't Forget I'm an Ordained Minister!!

1/15/2019 11:12 AM PST

Anna Faris is such a cool ex-wife ... she offered to officiate Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger's wedding!!

Anna talked a little bit about her ex-hubby on her "Anna Faris is Unqualified" podcast Tuesday and revealed she and Chris were texting the morning after he asked Katherine to marry him (spoiler alert: she said yes!!!). 

Anna congratulated the new couple ... saying they're "f***ing" amazing together. Not that she had to remind anyone, but Anna says there's zero bitterness following her divorce with Chris. Matter of fact ... Anna says she reminded Chris she's an ordained minister and also joked about planning the wedding.

She didn't stop there ... Anna also said she'd be down to have Chris and Katherine on the podcast. They've all been chummy for a while ... no one will forget their Halloween outing

As we reported ... Chris posted a photo Monday morning with the caption, "Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I'm thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!"

Anna then left a comment on that post, "I'm so happy for you both!! Congratulations!"

'90 Day Fiance' Star Larissa Colt Says She Downed Pills & Threatened Suicide Before DV Arrest

1/14/2019 4:32 PM PST
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"90 Day Fiance" star Colt Johnson told cops Larissa Dos Santos Lima downed half a bottle of pills and threatened to kill herself before getting arrested.

TMZ broke the story ... Larissa was arrested for battery last week after she allegedly attacked Colt, punching him in the mouth and inflicting injuries upon herself. According to the police report -- obtained by TMZ -- Larissa got mad at Colt, accusing him of cheating after she discovered he'd purchased porn.

Cops say Colt told them Larissa became enraged, and emptied her bottle of antidepressants -- which was half full -- swallowed the pills and locked herself in the bathroom. She also punched Colt in the mouth. 

According to Larissa, she locked herself into the bathroom to diffuse the situation and took a shower. She told cops during her shower, Colt was playing with the lights and continued to annoy her by touching her inappropriately. Larissa also claimed Colt grabbed her by the hair and pinned her to the ground.

After talking with both Colt and Larissa, cops discovered Larissa had been busted for domestic violence twice in the last 6 months. They also determined she'd inflicted scratch marks on herself. 

Larissa was booked for battery and Colt filed for divorce on Friday. 

Trump to Jeff Bezos Sorry to Hear Bozo's Divorcing Great Work, Nat'l Enquirer!

1/13/2019 6:07 PM PST

President Trump had time to reflect on Jeff Bezos' divorce drama -- and he let it rip on Sunday by trashing the Amazon honcho ... while praising the National Enquirer. 

Trump just tweeted, "So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post."

DT continued ... "Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!"

Bezos owns WaPo -- and, of course, Trump doesn't like the way they cover him ... much like the "Failing New York Times." Regarding the Nat'l Enquirer, the tabloid published alleged text messages between Bezos and GF Lauren Sanchez after he announced he and MacKenzie Bezos were getting a divorce.

Trump seems to be implying that the paper forced Jeff's hand.

We broke the story ... Jeff and MacKenzie don't have a prenup, and his $137 billion fortune could be on the line as the divorce proceeds. 

It's interesting that Trump's weighing in on the Bezos situation at more length now than he did on Thursday ... when he wished Jeff luck and said the divorce would be a "beauty."

Slow Sunday, huh?

Holly Holm Files for Divorce Wants Maiden Name Back

1/12/2019 12:50 AM PST
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UFC superstar Holly Holm has filed for divorce from her husband, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Holm filed court docs in Albuquerque seeking to end her marriage to Jeff Kirkpatrick ... her college sweetheart at the University of New Mexico. 

The two were married in Cancun back in 2012 after dating for years. But ultimately, Holm decided it wasn't working and filed for divorce, citing "incompatibility because of discord and conflict of personalities."

According to the court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Holm says the two separated in March 2018 and no longer live as husband and wife. 

The signs were on social media -- she hadn't posted a photo of Jeff since Feb. 2018. 

Holly -- whose legal name is Holly Holm-Kirkpatrick -- has asked the judge to restore her maiden name, "Holly Holm."

The two have no children together -- so child support won't be an issue. In her docs, Holly also says both of them are self-supporting and neither party should get spousal support.

Jeff could feel differently considering Holm has reportedly made more than $1.6 million in her MMA career with huge fights against stars like Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and Cris Cyborg

In fact, Holm has a big fight on the horizon -- she takes on Aspen Ladd at UFC 235 in March. 

Holm shot to UFC superstardom back in 2015 when she shocked the world and beat a then-undefeated Rousey for the Women's Bantamweight title.  

Byron Scott Divorce Advice For Jeff Bezos ... Take It From Me!!

1/12/2019 12:20 AM PST
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Byron Scott knows what it's like to go through a nasty public divorce ... so here's the ex-NBA coach giving some very valuable advice to Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos!!

The ex-Lakers star was leaving Craig's in WeHo when we broke the news to him that Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are calling it quits after 25 years.

Scott can relate -- he called things off with his wife Anita after 29 years of marriage back in 2014. The divorce wasn't exactly the friendliest split ... they went to war over everything from mansions to clothing and even hair care. 

Byron's divorce became official in 2015 after a yearlong battle -- so we had to ask if he had any pointers for Bezos. 

"Tell him I said, 'good luck' ... AND GET A GOOD LAWYER!!"

Hear that, Jeffy? Take it from Byron ... dude knows what he's talkin' about.

Jeff Bezos' New Chick's Ex No Wife, Happy Life ... Cruising Around L.A.

1/10/2019 1:34 PM PST

Patrick Whitesell, the estranged husband to Jeff Bezos' new love interest Lauren Sanchez, doesn't look like he's missing the married life ... because he was all smiles the day after news broke of his wife's shocking affair with the Amazon founder.

Patrick, a Hollywood mega-agent, was seen flashing a huge grin Thursday as he jumped behind the wheel in Los Angeles ... and it looks like he isn't broken up about the whole world finding out his ex is secretly seeing the world's richest man. 

Seems like it's pretty much business as usual for Patrick ... because he showed up to work at William Morris Endeavor's office in Bev Hills, keeping it casual in grey jeans and a blue jacket. 

Patrick is currently in the process of divorcing Lauren, the former "So You Think You Can Dance" host, and it looks like the split is totally amicable. 

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos NO PRENUP ... $137 BILLION on the Line

1/10/2019 6:17 AM PST
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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos did NOT have a prenuptial agreement so, by all rights, they will split their incredible fortune right down the middle ... sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ.

The couple will file divorce docs in Washington, where community property rules ... translation -- all earnings and income during the marriage are split 50/50.

When the couple married in 1993 -- 6 months after meeting -- Jeff wasn't even a millionaire. He didn't become one until 1997, so dreams of being the richest man in the world were pie in the sky.

The division of assets will be incredibly complicated. Aside from cold hard cash, the former couple is hardcore baronial -- they own 400,000 acres of property, making them 2 of the biggest landholders in the country. Valuing that land is complicated.

As we reported, Bezos is in a relationship with former "So You Think You Can Dance" host Lauren Sanchez, who's estranged from talent mogul Patrick Whitesell. Our sources say Lauren and Jeff started hooking up in the latter half of 2018, after they separated from their respective spouses. Lauren and Patrick are also in the middle of divorcing.

We're also told both Patrick and MacKenzie have known about Jeff and Lauren's relationship. It's still awkward -- Lauren and Patrick were super close to Jeff and MacKenzie for a decade.

Bezos has said his divorce is super amicable.

Jeff Bezos Relationship with TV Host Lauren Sanchez ... Led to Divorce

1/9/2019 3:30 PM PST
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Jeff Bezos was having a relationship with former "So You Think You Can Dance" host Lauren Sanchez, and according to the National Enquirer, that's what ended his marriage.

Sources closely connected with Lauren and her estranged husband, William Morris Endeavor mega-agent Patrick Whitesell, tell TMZ Lauren was indeed "seeing" Bezos in the later part of 2018. The sources add Sanchez and Whitesell separated last summer and are in the process of divorcing, and her relationship with Bezos did not begin until after her separation.

Same goes for Bezos. We're told he and MacKenzie were also separated when he and Lauren started hooking up. 

We're told both Patrick and MacKenzie have known about the relationship for months.  

Our sources add, Jeff and MacKenzie have known Lauren and Patrick as good friends for 10 years. Lauren and Patrick have a home in the Seattle area -- where Jeff and MacKenzie live -- and they spend a lot of time there, especially in the summer. 

Lauren is an accomplished pilot of helicopters and planes, and a lot of time in the air up there. She owns a helicopter and production company. 

And sources tell us, the relationship between Sanchez, who also hosted "Extra," is not "fleeting." It is still going on strong.

Tyrese Judge Allows Daughter to Play Soccer ... After Parents Squabble

1/9/2019 11:30 AM PST
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Tyrese's daughter is now allowed to bend it like Beckham, after a judge ordered that she can.

Tyrese and ex-wife Norma Gibson were in a fight over whether 11-year-old Shayla can enroll in her school's soccer program.

Tyrese had refused, saying her grades weren't up to snuff and she should focus on academics. Norma countered Shayla is "emotionally devastated" she's not allowed to play, adding her grades are good enough. Norma says it got to the point where Shayla "cries, feels humiliated and does not want to go to school."

The judge ruled Norma can enroll Shayla in the soccer program. When Shayla is in Tyrese's custody, however, the judge says he does not have to let her play.

The judge wants to hear more on the subject next month.

This isn't the first argument of its kind. Back in October, Norma wanted Shayla to play basketball but Tyrese refused. He eventually relented. Norma claims Tyrese also refused to let Shayla participate in a school play, saying it costs too much money. He agreed to let her do it when Norma agreed to pay half.

Tyrese says he never objected to Shayla participating in the school play, especially because it was within school hours. The sports programs, however, are after school and he wanted Shayla to spend that time with tutors.

And, there's more. According to Norma's docs, there was a school field trip to a downtown eatery and Shayla was on the bus when Tyrese had her taken off the bus.

Jeff Bezos Divorcing after 25-Year Marriage ... $137 BILLION on the Line

1/9/2019 6:38 AM PST

Jeff Bezos has announced he and his wife are divorcing ... and a record $137 BILLION is on the line.

Bezos said on Twitter that -- after what he called a trial separation -- he and his wife, MacKenzie, have now decided to end their 25-year marriage. 

Bezos, who is 54, made it clear the divorce is amicable, saying, "We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other."

And, this is interesting ... he clearly views the marriage as a success ... "If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again."

They met in New York when he was vice president of a hedge fund. He had actually interviewed her for a job. They married in 1993 -- 6 months after they met -- and they quit their Wall Street jobs and moved to Seattle where Jeff opened an online bookstore -- the origin of Amazon. Just like Steve Jobs, Bezos started the bookstore in his garage.

They are both super smart ... they graduated from Princeton, but did not meet there ... she's 6 years younger than him.  

MacKenzie is a novelist, who studied under Toni Morrison and won an American Book Award in 2006 for "The Testing of Luther Albright." She's also the Executive Director of an anti-bullying org. called Bystander Revolution.

The multi-billion dollar question ... is there a prenup? They live in Washington, which is a community property state. That means any assets accrued during the marriage are split 50/50, unless, of course, there's a prenup. There are signs there was NOT a prenup ... Jeff reportedly became a millionaire in 1997.

Bezos, the richest man in the world with more than a $40 billion edge over #2 Bill Gates, says, "Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends."

Amazon is now the most valuable company on the planet ... worth nearly $810 BILLION!

Jeff and McKenzie announced last year they were starting a charitable fund to help homeless families and create preschools. It seems they will continue to work on their charitable projects together. In his statement, Bezos said they "see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures."

By the way ... as crazy as it sounds, Bezos took a big hit last year. His net worth was as high as $160 billion, but that dwindled to $137 billion.  

Jeff and McKenzie own a total of 400,000 acres of property, not only making them baronial, but 2 of the biggest landholders in the country. 

They have 4 children together. They range in age from 13 to 18.   

'Law & Order' Creator Dick Wolf Splits with Wife #3

1/7/2019 10:33 AM PST
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Dick Wolf, one of the most prolific and successful TV producers/creators in history, has filed legal docs separating from his third wife, TMZ has learned, and a fortune is on the line.

Wolf, the creator of the "Law & Order" franchise, filed on December 3, but he is not asking for a divorce ... at least, not yet. By filing for legal separation, it immediately separates his assets from hers.

Wolf, who's repped by attorneys Joe Kibre and Jacqueline Misho, says in his docs there IS a prenup.

Now, here's what's interesting. His wife, Noelle, followed suit by filing her own docs for legal separation last Friday. In the docs, filed by disso queen Laura Wasser, she's asking for spousal support.

The marriage lasted 12 years and, since they tied the knot, Wolf created the incredibly successful 'Chicago' franchise. 

Sources tell TMZ Wolf makes between $10 and $15 MILLION A MONTH.

Despite the prenup -- and it appears Noelle isn't contesting it -- it will have no impact on child support, which could end up being a huge number. The couple has 2 kids, ages 8 and 11.

This is not Wolf's first trip to the courthouse over marriage. He was in a 12-year legal battle with wife #2, Christine.  

It's unclear why Wolf didn't file for divorce, but that could come later. 

Wolf's lawyer, Joe Kibre, tells TMZ, "The lawyers for the parties are in the process of negotiations."

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