Oh the irony! As UPTOWN releases its Wedding and Travel issue, we report three of the latest divorces in Hollywood.
Former NFL star Deion Sanders filed for divorce Saturday from wife Pilar Sanders after12 years of marriage. Deion tells TMZ:
“Pilar and I have decided to end our marriage and move on to the next phase of our individual lives with mutual respect. We are friends and our top priority has and will continue to be the well-being of our children. [...] We arrived at this decision prayerfully and carefully in order to be able to pursue what is in both of our best personal interests.”
The couple have three children together.
Moving from the gridiron to the basketball court, Kobe Bryant was served his divorce papers Dec. 1 from wife Vanessa Bryant. The official documents cite “”irreconcilable differences,” but TMZ reports that Vanessa knew about Kobe and multiple women over the years. His most recent act of infidelity was the breaking point. The couple have been married for 10 1/2 years and have two daughters together. Interestingly enough, Kobe and Vanessa signed no prenup. Their joint statement says they “resolved all issues.”
Beyonce‘s parents Tina and Mathew Knowles have finalized the details on their divorce and have made it official. The couple prolonged the separation for more than two years when Tina originally filed in November 2009. The Knowles dropped the case in 2010, but Tina filed again on Aug. 30, 2011. According to the official documents, the marriage was “insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities” which “prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.”
Tina and Mathew were married for 31 years.