It’s been announced that actress and pop star Mandy Moore has filed for divorce from her husband Ryan Adams. They’ve been together for five years and have collaborated on several albums, but it seems like things may have been getting rocky the last few months. Also, reading that Mandy Moore is 30 just drove home that she’s only two years older than me, which I literally never realized before. Watching the video “Candy” as a 13 year old looking at a 16 year old being a “cool older girl” is very different from watching it now. See also: any Britney Spears videos from that era.
Also this weekend, Grey’s Anatomy star and race car driver Patrick Dempsey and his wife makeup artist Jillian Fink have announced that they are divorcing after 15 years of marriage. The couple made a statement that this was a mutual decision, though Jillian did file the papers while Dempsey was at the 24 Hours of Daytona racing event. Then again, I guess there’s never a GOOD time to file divorce papers. If Grey’s has taught me anything about how people handle divorce, Dempsey will retreat to a trailer in the woods and drink beer while staring moodily at stuff and making passive-aggressive swipes at his ex-wife, ex-mistress, ex-best friend, and anyone else who gets too close to him. His hair will remain perfect.
In case you are wondering, this article from several years ago does seem to back up the idea that January tends to see more divorces than average. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go hug my couch and Netflix which will NEVER LEAVE ME.