Pamela Anderson’s Second Time Filing for Divorce from Rick Salomon

Pamela Anderson filed for divorce from Rick Salomon in Los Angeles, CA on July 3, 2014 citing “irreconcilable differences.”  This is the second time Anderson has filed for divorce from Salomon.  The couple first married in October 2007 then shortly split two months later.  At the time, Anderson cited irreconcilable differences but the marriage was later annulled in March 2008 on the basis of fraud.  The pair initially married in Las Vegas when Anderson had a 90-minute break between magic shows in which Anderson was appearing.

It wasn’t until this past January, Anderson remarried Salomon.  For both parties, this is their third divorce.  Anderson’s representative released the following statement, “We ask the media to please respect Pamela and her family’s privacy during this time.”

Sherri Shepherd’s Parental Rights to Her Unborn Surrogate Child

According to reports, Sherri Shepherd, actress and former daytime talk show host of The View, does not want any parental rights to her unborn surrogate child who is due on July 28, 2014. Shepherd and her husband, Lamar Sally, each filed separately for divorce after less than three years of marriage. Sally cited irreconcilable differences and seeks full custody of the couple’s unborn child with visitation rights for Shepherd.

Reports just last May indicated Shepherd was fighting to attain physical custody of the couple’s unborn child given their pre-nuptial agreement, which gives Shepherd full physical custody of a newborn child. The agreement further states that in the event of a divorce, Shepherd would have to pay Sally a one lump sum payment of $60,000 based off of her 2010 earnings of $1 million. In comparison, Sally earned $30,000 in 2010, $9,000 of which was derived from unemployment. According to court documents, Sally asks that the pre-nuptial agreement be thrown out on account of fraud.

Now reports are suggesting that Shepherd believes Sally defrauded her into having the child so that he could receive child support, knowing that he would eventually file for divorce. One source says the baby was conceived with Sally’s sperm, but not Shepherd’s egg. Allegedly, Shepherd wants the judge to rule that she has no parental responsibility or rights to the unborn child such that she will not need to make child support payments to Sally.

Shepherd filed for divorce in New Jersey and Sally filed in California. Generally, New Jersey courts only recognize uncompensated gestational surrogacy agreements (where the surrogate mother is not the biological contributor of the egg) and not traditional surrogacy agreements (where the surrogate mother is the biological contributor of the egg). Whereas in California, courts are more accepting of surrogacy agreements. The state in which this case is heard will largely affect the outcome.

Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling’s Marriage is a Work in Progress

Following Dean McDermott’s public affair with 28-year-old Emily Goodhand, McDermott and his wife, Tori Spelling, have decided to salvage their eight-year marriage for the sake of their four children, Liam, 7, Stella, 6, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 1.  Spelling’s attempt to forgive and McDermott’s attempt to mend their relationship aired on Lifetime’s docu-series True Tori.  A longtime friend of Spellings stated, “Tori feels she owes it to them [the children] to try and work it out with their dad, even though it’s hard.”  Spelling also recently stated on Good Morning America that things are getting better between her and McDermott and that “life is always a work in progress and our relationship is one as well, but we are moving in the right direction.”  Spelling and McDermott are one of many families who are working to keep it together.