In November 2017, news broke that Grammy-award winning singer Jill Scott and her husband of a little over a year, Mike Dobson were ending their marriage. Scott filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple wed in in June 2016 in an intimate ceremony. No one saw this one coming.
In April 2017 absolutely no one was prepared to wake up to the news of Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana’s divorce. The couple’s decision shocked the world. Their split came just three months after welcoming their first child together, a son named Eissa.
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In April, NBA power couple Lala and Carmelo Anthony announced their separation. Fans were stunned and their full-court love story came to a sudden plot twist. After seven years of marriage, reports alleged that the couple finally called it quits due to Anthony’s infidelity.
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In September, while singer and R&B Divas star KeKe Wyatt was eight months pregnant with their ninth child, she announced that her husband of seven years, Michael Ford, wanted a divorce. Once again, heads spun. At the time, Wyatt claimed her husband wanted a divorce because he felt she was an “emotional wreck”, which is something she vehemntly denied.
Tamar Braxton and her husband Vince Herbert have had their ups and downs throughout their nine year marriage, but 2017 became their rockiest year yet. In October 2017, just months after saying she was quitting music to work on her marriage, Braxton suddenly filed for divorce. Shortly afterwards fans learned that the new season of their reality show Tamar and Vince would show the couple deciding end their union.
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The Grey’s Anatomy star and his wife, Arynn Drake-Lee, shocked fans when they called it quits in April 2017 and announced they are getting a divorce. They remain committed to co-parenting their children and moving forward.