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Mackenzie Standifer Opens Up: Will She Divorce Ryan Edwards?!

For the past four months, rumors of Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer getting divorced have been circulating non-stop.

Ryan has given Mackenzie ample reason to leave his ass, and when she took a break from social media earlier this year, many took it as a sign that she had chosen to quietly end her marriage.

Ryan has cheated on Mackenzie; he's been arrested; he's stalked and harassed his ex — all in the past six months.

Standifer is notoriously shy of the spotlight, so it was widely assumed she had simply chosen to disappear from the spotlight while she and Ryan ironed out the terms of their divorce.

Now, however, she's back on Instagram — and fans are more than a little surprised by what she's been up to:

1. Standifer By Her Man

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Mackenzie is doing her best to make her marriage work these days. And fans think she’s out of her mind for giving Ryan yet another chance.

2. Return of the Mack

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After a hiatus of several months, Mackenzie returned to Instagram this week. She posted this photo of her and Ryan, seemingly as a means of squashing divorce rumors.

3. Bump Close-Up

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Mackenzie also posted this pic of her own baby bump. She captioned the image, “Happiness is HOMEMADE!”

4. Turning It Around

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Needless to say, it looks as though the relationship between Mackenzie and Ryan is actually going quite well. But is it healthy?

5. Mack N Ryan 4-Eva

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Seemingly as a way of assuring fans that all is well in her world, Standifer posted this photo earlier this week.

6. High Hopes

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“Family,” Mackenzie captioned the pic, complete with heart emojis. “It means everything.” Certainly sound like she’s optimistic about her relationship! But it’s important to remember why fans are so skeptical …

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Matt Lauer Has to Pay HOW MUCH in Annette Roque Divorce?!

In November of 2017, Matt Lauer was accused of serious sexual harassment in the workplace, which included an allegation of rape. He was fired.

Annette Roque is divorcing him, and now we know what she’ll be getting in this hefty settlement.

Lauer is absolutely furious over how much he’s losing.

Us Weekly has the scoop on how much Matt Lauer’s divorce will cost him.

“He’s going to be forking out around $ 50 million in a settlement,” the insider reveals.

That is not the same thing as receiving $ 50 million in liquid currency. Only about half of that is cash.

“She will receive the horse farm,” the source explains.

Roque will also receive “their current residence and a one-time payment of $ 25 million.”

That’s a nice sum. It’s no surprise that Roque is keeping the house after she booted Lauer out of it.

“There will be no child or spousal support and they will split the costs for the kids,” the insider adds.

Lauer and Roque have three children together.

Jack is 16. Romy is 14. Their youngest, Thijs, is 11.

(Please do not make fun of kids’ names — they did not choose them)

So it sounds like they’ll be working hard to co-parent on an equal basis.

Incredibly, Lauer apparently feels like he got a raw deal.

“Matt is furious,” the insider reports. “He is essentially handing over half of his net worth to Annette.”

Isn’t that literally how divorce is supposed to work?

“He could fight for a better deal in court,” the source admits.

Lauer knows that he could contest this arrangement, “but that would only result in dragging this out longer.”

He wants to avoid a (divorce) war of attrition, the source says, “and negative headlines.”

Ugh. This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard people say that Lauer is obsessed with media coverage of his divorce.

But it gets worse.

“He is ready to move on with his life,” the insider reveals.

We’re sure that the various women at NBC whose careers may have been discouraged or sabotaged by his sexual harassment wish that they had so easily been able to move on.

What’s worse, though, is that Lauer actually thinks that people want to see him on TV again, the source says, “and truly believes that a television comeback is possible.”

Well, that’s gross. Remember, Lauer didn’t get fired for being a serial cheater. He was fired for sexual harassment. He was accused of rape.

There are a lot of people who believe that all rapists belong behind bars — at least.

It takes a hell of a lot of audacity for someone who has tens of millions of dollars and his freedom (post-divorce) to whine about dividing assets.

It takes nothing short of hubris to try to restart your television career after you’ve been exposed as a sex monster.

Good for Annette Roque for getting what was owed to her, though.

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Alexis Bellino Delivers Tearful Divorce Confession: I’m NOT Okay!

Former Real Housewife Alexis Bellino is finally getting divorced from Jim Bellino. She even shaded her ex in an Independence Day post.

But not everything is happy in divorce-land.

In a tearful confession, Alexis makes it clear to her followers that she is riding an emotional rollercoaster.

Accompanying a view of her tearful face, Alexis Bellino makes a confession to fans.

“My best friend thinks I need to document my life right now,” admits in the lengthy captions of her post.

Sometimes, keeping a record is smart. At the very least, her followes want to know how she’s doing.

Alexis continues, saying: “My life truly is a range of emotions that I have never experienced.”

When things really change, that’s when you can experience negative emotions that you haven’t really felt since adolescence.

Alexis describes her mood: “I am always exhausted, never hungry, happy one minute, sad the next, excited the next, devastated the next, numb always, and then repeat.”

“I don’t know who else has been through this,” Alexis admits.

She might find that she’s not nearly as alone as she thinks.

“But I try to be strong every minute,” Alexis says, before confessing: “And that isn’t the REAL.”

Sometimes, you put on a brave face. But that’s your face — not your heart.

“I’m broken. I’m sad,” Alexis says. “Sometimes I zone off like in this video.”

A lot of what she describes sounds like situational depression. A lot of it just sounds like having a rough time because you’re getting divorced.

Alexis writes: “I don’t think anyone can go through a divorce and not feel all of the above emotions.”

She might be surprised. There are some people who feel nothing but hate when they get divorced. Others feel nothing but relief.

“All I know is that God is with me through this,” Alexis writes. “HE is getting me through this.”

If you’re a person of faith, falling back on your religious beliefs to see you through can be a great source of comfort in times of turmoil.

By the end of her post, it appears that Alexis has grown more confident.

“I will get through this storm,” Alexis writes. “This season, this extremely painful time, and I will be stronger on the other side.”

At the very least, she is writing affirming words. That’s a good start.

“It’s so difficult going through the rain to get to the rainbow,” Alexis writes.

Obviously, she is speaking in metaphor. Literal rainbows and rain do not quite work like that.

At the end, Alexis writes: “At least my bestie knows how to make laugh when I’m about to cry…”

That’s bordering on Taylor Swift lyrics. We’re here for that.

In addition to the usual emotional difficulty of divorce, Alexis was dealing with other concerns.

For one, she was moving in to a new house. That is one of the biggest stressors in the world. (So is divorce!)

Another is that her kids were visiting her ex. Visitation can be difficult.

Also, it sounds like she’s been stressing about finances. Divorce is often necessary, but rarely fun.

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Billy Bush and Sydney Davis File for Divorce

In September of 2017, it was revealed that Billy Bush and Sydney Davis had separated after 20 years of marriage.

At the time, the couple said that they were just on a “short-term break.”

Now, however, it looks like their split is official — because they have filed for divorce.

Remember when Access Hollywood was just what it sounded like, and not synonymous with Donald Trump bragging about “accessing” women’s genitals without their consent?

Billy Bush sure does. His career was banished into the void after those hot mic recordings surfaced in October of 2016.

Nearly a year later, news broke that Billy and his wife, Sydney Davis, were separated.

TMZ reports that Sydney filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

And they have some details on how this divorce will take shape.

Sydney is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s two minor children.

Unlike 13-year-old Lillie and 17-year-old Mary, Josie, who is their eldest daughter, is 19 and therefore an adult.

According to the papers that Sydney filed, she intends for Billy to get visitation.

Divorce can impact adult children, of course, but it’s usually (barring special circumstances) only the underage children of the couple who are directly named the divorce.

Both daughters are teens and that is usually old enough for a court to take their input into consideration if this becomes a custody battle. 

Then, of course, there’s the question of spousal support.

TMZ reports that Sydney is definitely seeking spousal support, which makes sense.

They do not, however, specify the amount of support. Perhaps that will become clear when they appear in court.

We hope that they can work out financial matters amicably. Sometimes, even divorcing couples who have worked out custody without an issue suddenly become hostile when money becomes a topic.

It is worth noting that, though Billy Bush was fired from Today after his conversation wtih Trump surfaced, he scored a settlement worth $ 9 million.

Overall, his net worth is estimated to be about $ 15 million.

RadarOnline reports that Billy Bush feels blindsided by Sydney’s divorce filing.

“He really didn’t see this coming,” the insider reveals. “And thought that their trial separation would make all the problems go away.”

Oh, that’s … so sad.

The source continues, saying: “He truly believed they were in the process of fixing things.”

“Her request for spousal support makes him even more upset,” the insider adds.

Uh-oh.

The source explains Billy’s thinking, saying: “She knows he is not making the kind of money that he used to.”

Divorces, as we mentioned, can go from amicable to acrimonious in the blink of an eye.

We sincerely hope that Billy and Sydney can work things out quickly and with as little stress or conflict as possible.

Sometimes, couples will agree to an arrangement with finances and custody on their own, or with the help of a mediator.

If not, well, then it becomes a judge’s job to decide. Generally speaking, it’s better for both parties involved to come to an agreement.

We wish this family the best as they go through this divorce.

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Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra: On the Brink of Divorce AGAIN?!

If you're a Teen Mom OG viewer, you know that the past year has been tremendously difficult for Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra.

Both individually and as a couple, Catelynn and Tyler have faced a number of obstacles that might have driven a weaker marriage to collapse.

So it perhaps it should come as no surprise that they recently came to the brink of calling it quits.

Fans will recall the episode in which Catelynn first talked about divorce as a possibility.

Now, the Baltierras are speaking out about that particular rough patch, and while they were able to persevere, they say the situatin was every bit as painful as it looked:

1. Opening Up

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Catelynn and Tyler recently sat down with Dr. Oz and gave what’s been touted as the most honest interview of their careers.

2. Telling It All

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It’s tough to imagine that the Baltierras could have anything to hide after all these years in the spotlight, but apparently, they spilled unprecedented quantities of tea while speaking with the good doctor.

3. A Painful Recap

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“When the series first launched, you guys were 16. It’s almost 10 years,” Oz says in a preview released today.

4. Tyler with Catelynn

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“We’ve followed them through battles with depression and most recently, a heartbreaking miscarriage,” Oz adds.

5. Their Darkest Hour

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Fans will recall the tremendous emotional toll that Catelynn’s miscarriage took on both her and Tyler.

6. Put to the Test

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Catelynn checked into rehab to be treated for PTSD and other mental health issues in the wake of her miscarriage. In the months that followed, her marriage was nearly driven to its breaking point.

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Shannon Beador Divorce: David Surrenders, Agrees to Pay HOW Much?!

Shannon Beador’s acrimonious divorce continues. Recently, it was reported that David Beador was trying to weasel out of spousal support.

These two have had another hearing, but there was a somewhat shocking twist.

David isn’t challenging his current, very hefty payments. Has he had a change of heart, or is there something else going on here?

On Monday, July 9, Shannon Beador and David Beador appeared in front of a judge as part of their ongoing divorce, reports RadarOnline.

This hearing was specifically on spousal support — and attorney fees.

Last month, it was reported that David was planning to challenge the current spousal support order.

(David, as you may recall, has been paying Shannon $ 10,500 a month since March)

So color us surprised when David did not challenge those payouts on Monday. And that’s not all that he’s agreed to keep paying. …

Not only did David not challenge that order, he agreed to a few more things.

First of all, he’s still paying out $ 12,000 a month in child support for the couple’s three children.

Sophie is 17. Twins Stella and Adeline are 14. That comes out to $ 4,000 a month for each girl, which we certainly hope is enough.

On top of that, David will pay out $ 10,000 to Shannon Beador’s divorce attorney, John Benedict Phillips.

The couple has also agreed to attend mediation, alongside a forensic accountant and a retired judicial officer.

If they still can’t come to an agreement, then they’ll appear back in court on October 15.

“It’s all going to wash itself out,” David told RadarOnline after announcing that he was doing “fantastic.”

David reports: “I just want what best for our kids.”

“Divorce is never fun and it’s hardest on the kids,” David admits. He’s absolutely right.

Their three daughters are feeling the strain and stress of having their parents divorce, David says, “but they seem to be moving along.”

“I look forward to when this is over,” David concludes. “I think we both do.”

So, what does this mean?

Maybe David really had a change of heart. After all, it happens. If love can turn into unmitigated hatred, maybe that enmity can become peaceful.

Considering that it wasn’t so long ago that he was reportedly cursing out Shannon in the courthouse and having the water turned off at her house — where his own daughters live — it would still be a surprise.

It is also possible that Shannon somehow got the upper hand in a way that made David unwilling to challenge the current status quo.

We heard that Shannon accused David of hiding money to avoid having to pay her.

If her attorneys were able to find some of those alleged hidden assets, it might make David eager to leave things be and not have it brought up in court.

But let’s not give in to conspiracy theories and imagined blackmail scenarios.

It really seems more likely that David just realized that all of this animosity wasn’t doing any good — and was doing real harm to his family.

And perhaps having his antics reported by entertainment news media helped to make him take a long, hard look in the mirror.

Maybe his kids got through to him. Or maybe his young, hot girlfriend helped him see reason.

Either way, we’re glad that David and Shannon at least appear to be able to agree on things for the moment. That’s progress.

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