There are approximately 2 million marriages in the United States at present, according to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This places the marriage rate at around 6.8 marriages per 1,000 total population. Of course, there are a significant number of divorces taking place each year. CDC predicts that the current United States divorce rate, according to 44 reporting states and Washington, D.C., is close to 3.6 per 1,000 population.
It is clear, therefore, that divorce is a reality many people face on a daily basis. However, when the process gets messy or when it features high-profile celebrities, divorce cases can make national headlines.
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Shattucks’ Divorce Case Quickly Resolved
WBAL TV reports ex-cheerleader Molly Shattuck’s divorce was sealed and unusually quick. Shattuck is a former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and mother of three children.
Shattuck retired as an NFL cheerleader at age 47 to raise her children but now faces charges of having an indecent sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy. The boy, who she flirted with via Instagram, allegedly went to the same school as her own children. Mayo Shattuck, Molly’s millionaire husband, divorced her four months after the alleged incident.
Court records show Mayo Shattuck, who is the chairman of large oil company Exelon, filed for divorce days before police raided their home in search of evidence related to the allegations.
According to reports, a judge in Baltimore County sealed the divorce. The judge was not available for comment on the reason behind this decision, but speculation is that it is due to the pending criminal trial.
Ball Files for Divorce After Failed Senate Bid
News Sentinel reports that Gordon Ball, who lost his bid for U.S. Senate, has filed for divorce from his wife of 10 months. Ball is a democrat who lost his challenge to incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander by a significant margin, and he claims the campaign placed his marriage under significant stress. There was also a public dispute between the couple regarding a Florida home, but Ball refused to comment whether this was a reason for the divorce.
The divorce complaint cites irreconcilable differences and intolerable indignities as the grounds for divorce. This is Ball’s third marriage, according the complaint filed.
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