Dennis Quaid is getting divorced from his third wife Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, proving that sometimes, the third time is not the charm. It is sad any time a marriage ends, but this one is particularly depressing because there are two very young children involved -- the couple's 4-year-old twins Zoe and Thomas -- and it is already looking kind of ugly.
TMZ published the divorce papers in which Kimberly asks for support and Quaid offers her "nothing." Further, in her filing, Kimberly cites "discord or conflict of personalities" as the reason for divorce. That sounds pretty bad, no?
Quaid should probably make his third marriage his last and it looks like we are headed into another few months of speculation, rumors and gossip about yet another celebrity marriage.
Does anyone ever stop and wonder what is it about Hollywood types that makes it so impossible for them to keep their marriages and relationships together? Are they all insane? And if they KNOW this, then why do they keep getting married and procreating?
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The Quaid divorce is especially sad because the couple faced so many problems when their twins were born and nearly died due to a hospital error. Because of that and the publicity around that, I always sort of hoped they might weather the storm. But, I need to stop hoping.
Truly, Hollywood children are almost cursed, it seem. They are born with wealth and beauty (because they have gorgeous parents, natch), but their parents are rarely sane. They live unusual and fabulous lives, but have no stable base. What is sadder than having everything at your disposal but nothing that really matters?
Sure, Quaid and his soon-to-be-ex could prove everyone wrong and have an amicable divorce. But the way things are going, it seems highly unlikely. This will be yet another Hollywood divorce and will hurt yet another two children.
I shudder to remember the Alec Baldwin voicemail in which he called his young daughter with Kim Basinger "a pig" among other things. Let's hope things don't go there for the Quaids. Let's hope these early papers are just a bump in the road and that these two people will find their generosity of spirit somewhere inside them in order to make things easier for their children.
Let's hope. But let's not hold our breath.
Do you think this divorce is going to be a big mess?
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