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Fergie files for divorce from Josh Duhamel

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The official move comes two years after the pair announced their separation in 2017

Ireland votes overwhelmingly to relax strict divorce law

May 26, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Some 82% of voters cast their ballots in favor of removing a provision requiring couples to live separately for 4 out of the previous 5 years before dissolving their marriage

SUPPORT. Majority of Filipinos support the legalization of divorce according to latest figures from the SWS. Stock photo

Amazon's Bezos, wife reach biggest divorce deal in history

Apr 05, 2019 - 8:23 AM

'Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness,' writes MacKenzie Bezos

BEZOS. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos poses as they arrive at the headquarters of publisher Axel-Springer where he will receive the Axel Springer Award 2018 on April 24, 2018 in Berlin. File photo by Jorg Carstensen/dpa/AFP


Opposition bets say it's time for divorce law in Philippines | Midday wRap

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:23 PM

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Amazon's Bezos, world's wealthiest man, to divorce

Jan 10, 2019 - 7:48 AM

'As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,' the couple says in a statement

DIVORCE. In this file photo taken on April 24, 2018, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos pose as they arrive at the headquarters of publisher Axel-Springer where he will receive the Axel Springer Award 2018 in Berlin. File photo by Jorg Carstensen/dpa/AFP

Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:30 AM

The measure appears aimed at curbing seemingly rampant cases of men secretly ending marriages without informing their wives

ON THE WHEEL SOON. This file photo taken on October 26, 2014 shows a Saudi woman getting into a taxi at a mall in Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Hilbay says he would support 'fault-based' divorce bill

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM

‘Gusto ko pwede kaming maghiwalay, kapag ayaw ko na sayo iiwan na kita, mahihirapan ka talaga na kumuha ng boto na kailangan mo,’ says Florin Hilbay

DIVORCE. Opposition Senate bet Florin Hilbay says he would support a bill for a fault-based divorce if he wins a seat in the Senate. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

JBC tackles drug war, divorce, same-sex marriage in panel interview

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Applicants for a Supreme Court vacancy are asked for their opinions on polarizing legal issues. Privacy issues are also discussed.

PUBLIC INTERVIEWS. (L-R) CA Justices Ricardo Rosario, Ramon Cruz and Eduardo Peralta undergo the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) public interviews on December 5, 2018, for a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Photos from the JBC

Serge Osmeña to vote for divorce bill if he wins Senate seat

Nov 29, 2018 - 4:06 PM

'We already have annulment, we already have legal separation because we don't like to call it divorce. Let's just call it divorce and complete the cycle already,' says the senatorial candidate

DIVORCE. Senatorial candidate Serge Osmeña favors the passage of a divorce bill.

Where do 2019 senatorial bets stand on key national issues?

Oct 27, 2018 - 11:15 AM

When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018

ISSUES. Rappler looks into the stands of senatorial bets on various political and national issues. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Walking and fighting for divorce in the Philippines

May 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The divorce advocates have yet to get the full support of the Senate, but they are getting a lot of love and support from their kids. This is one fight that pro-divorce mothers and fathers will not have to face alone.

Sara Duterte clarifies she has 'no opinion on divorce'

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:23 PM

When President Duterte claimed she opposed divorce, the Davao City Mayor says many 'did not understood that it was a joke'

SILENT ON DIVORCE. File photo shows President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during their recent trip to China. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Roque on Boracay closure, Pulse Asia survey, Aquino on 2019 elections | Evening wRap

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:16 PM

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SC recognizes divorce in marriage with foreigners

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:45 PM

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court says the State shall now recognize one form of divorce in a country that bans absolute divorce

'Til divorce do us part?' PH struggles to marry religion and reality

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:00 PM

While there has been growing support for the passage of the divorce law, there is still no assurance from legislators that this would happen anytime soon

Duterte to Alvarez: No to divorce law because Sara opposes it

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:43 PM

The President teases House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez about his spat with his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio: 'Mag-usap na lang kayo'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio wave farewell to the send-off party as they prepare to board the Philippine Airlines Charter Flight PR001 at the Qionghai Boao International Airport on April 10, 2018 following a successful participation to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018. Also in the photo is the President's grandson Mateo. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

I still do: Alvarez won't give up on divorce bill

Apr 08, 2018 - 4:45 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says there are 'ongoing' talks to make sure the controversial divorce bill will see the light of day

HOUSE SPEAKER. Alvarez continues to push for the passage of the divorce law. Photo courtesy of the House media bureau

Russell Crowe nets millions from 'divorce auction'

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The 'Gladiator' star props from the movie and leather jockstrap from 'Cinderella Man' are among those that were auctioned in Sotherby's sales

[OPINION] Divorce and the religious response

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:02 AM

The realities that necessitate divorce include: violence, infidelity, and abandonment. Instead of providing comfort, religion brings only oppression when often a romanticized image of the family is used against even the most dysfunctional relationships.

Divorce law unlikely? Senate only wants easier, cheaper annulment

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:27 PM

After the House approval of the divorce bill, the Senate still has no counterpart measure and is so far not keen on filing one

Duterte on divorce, Sandiganbayan on Napoles, Facebook shares plunge | Midday wRap

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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House approves divorce bill on 3rd reading

Mar 19, 2018 - 6:45 PM

House Bill 7303 is the farthest that any proposal to introduce divorce has made it in the lower chamber

Duterte against divorce – Malacañang

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Palace clarifies the President's stance on divorce after the House of Representatives approves the divorce bill on second reading

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech following the oath-taking ceremony of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Officials at the Malacañan Palace on March 6, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

House approves divorce bill on 2nd reading

Mar 14, 2018 - 7:55 PM

This is the farthest a divorce law proposal has gone in the legislative process

LANDMARK BILL. The House approves on 2nd reading a divorce law proposal. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

53% of Filipinos agree to legalize divorce – SWS

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Besides Vatican City, the Philippines is the only nation in the world that does not have divorce laws

SUPPORT. Majority of Filipinos support the legalization of divorce according to latest figures from the SWS. Stock photo

RH 2.0? Why Lagman thinks it's easier to pass divorce bill

Feb 24, 2018 - 8:19 AM

'Divorce is the exception, not the general rule,' says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, champion of the proposed measure

DIVORCE CHAMPION. Edcel Lagman leads the change for the passage of the divorce law. Photo by Rappler

Rappler Talk: Can the 17th Congress pass a divorce law?

Feb 22, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Lawmaker Edcel Lagman is among those who argue that divorce is needed in the Philippines

EXPLAINER: What are the grounds, provisions in House divorce bill?

Feb 22, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Advocates of the bill in the House of Representatives are pushing for divorce as a cheaper and faster means to end a marriage

DIVORCE PUSH. Legislators tackle the proposed divorce law. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Divorce bill hurdles House committee level

Feb 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The House committee on population approve the yet unnumbered bill after two hours of deliberations in an executive session

DIVORCE BILL. The House Committee on Population and Family Relations tackles the proposed divorce bill on February 21, 2018. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

House divorce bill proposes easier procedures for OFWs

Feb 20, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The concerns of OFWs are among the things lawmakers are taking into consideration in drafting versions of the proposed divorce law

PRO-WOMAN LEGISLATION. Edcel Lagman heads efforts for the House to pass a long-awaited divorce law. Screenshot from Rappler livestream

Lagman: Divorce bill 'easier to enact' than controversial RH law

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Will divorce finally be allowed in the Philippines?

RH, DIVORCE CHAMPION. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman heads the technical working group (TWG) for the proposed divorce law. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on divorce

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Watch the livestream of the hearing on divorce and other grounds for dissolving a marriage here

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Jan 04, 2018 - 10:48 AM

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FUTURE REPRESENTATIVE? Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio delivers a speech during the launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines. Screenshot by Rappler

Civil union for same-sex couples, ugly, rich people – Speaker Alvarez

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:13 PM

The Speaker says, 'Ngayon kasi kapag absolute community of property…karamihan ngayon, kung hindi babae or lalaki, kahit na medyo pangit, kapag maraming pera pakakasalan mo'

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez continues to defend two laws he wants Congress to pass. File photo

EXPLAINER: Key points of Brexit breakthrough deal

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Here are important features of the 15-page document signed by Britain and the EU Friday on the Brexit divorce terms

BREXIT. Pedestrians walk past an EU flag attached to a street light outside of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London on December 8, 2017 after a significant breakthrough was made in the divorce negotiations between Britain and the EU over Brexit. Britain and the European Union reached a historic deal on Brexit divorce terms on December 8, that allows them to open up talks on a future relationship after the split. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

OFWs in Hong Kong support marriage dissolution bills

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Mission for Migrant Workers say that 8% to 10% of the 2,000 cases the organization handles annually involve female OFWs with marital issues

FOR DIVORCE. Several groups of OFWs in Hong Kong wants a divorce law to protect them from abusive relationships.

Yes to divorce

Jul 31, 2017 - 10:41 AM

However divorce laws must look into inequalities to ensure that women are protected and their stronger emotional ties to their children are recognized

Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor split

May 27, 2017 - 11:02 AM

The couple who co starred in Zoolander decides to split after 17 years of marriage

SPLIT. Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor announce their split after 17 years of marriage. File photo shows the couple attending the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com/AFP

Brad Pitt opens up about drinking, divorce

May 04, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Pitt says the past 6 months has been about looking at my weaknesses and failures and owning my side of the street

OPENING UP. Brad Pitt attends the premiere of Amazon Studios' 'The Lost City Of Z' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images/AFP

[Clinical Notes] Are first marriages really better?

Feb 25, 2017 - 3:06 PM

Margarita Holmes talks about the impact of second marriages on kids and the effects of the non legalization of divorce on a family

WATCH: Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce with Brad Pitt

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:16 PM

We will always be a family Always says Angelina about Brad and their 6 children

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie speaks to media during a press conference at a hotel in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017.  Angelina Jolie will unveil her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on February 18 at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY

[Two Pronged] My boyfriend has a secret wife and child

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Lidia asks whether or not she should stay with her boyfriend of 3 years after she finds out that he is married and has a son with another woman

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt agree to settle divorce in private – reports

Jan 10, 2017 - 8:53 PM

CNN reports the couple agreed to the settle everything privately to preserve the privacy rights of their kids

'Supergirl' actress Melissa Benoist files for divorce from Blake Jenner

Dec 28, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The Supergirl actress cites irreconcilable differences as reason for the divorce

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Melissa Benoist (L) and actor Blake Jenner attend the screening of "Everybody Wants Some" during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW/AFP

Brad Pitt accuses Angelina Jolie of risking children's privacy

Dec 23, 2016 - 11:33 AM

The actor claims his estranged wife is showing little regard for the welfare of their children

NOVEMBER 04: 2015 Entertainment Innovator Angelina Jolie Pitt (L) and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on November 4, 2015 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards/AFP

Why women in Indonesia divorce their husbands

Dec 06, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Between 2012 and 2013 there were 350 000 divorce cases averaging 40 divorces every hour – 70 of the divorce cases were filed by women

Angelina Jolie releases statement after Brad Pitt cleared in child abuse investigation

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:49 PM

The DCFA is set to close their investigation on Brad Pitt as he did not commit child abuse on his and Angelina s son Maddox

/ AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

Brad Pitt skips LA premiere to 'focus on family'

Sep 29, 2016 - 10:13 AM

I m currently focused on my family situation and don t want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film Brad says in a statement amid his divorce from Angelina Jolie

Here's what Justin Theroux has to say about the Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie divorce

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:36 AM

Justin Theroux comments on his wife Jennifer Aniston s name being brought into Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie s divorce

JENNIFER ANISTON AND JUSTIN THEROUX. Justin Theroux comments on his wife's name being dragged into the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce. File photo shows the couple at the 'Zoolander 2' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on February 9, 2016. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/AFP