Celebrity Silver Splitters
High- profile celebrities have been quick to jump on the Silver Splitter wagon. Longsuffering Jo Wood ( 62) parted company with Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood ( 70), after 23 years of marriage when he left her for a teenager, while John Cleese ( 78) came over all Basil Fawlty when he complained about the settlement he had to pay this third wife ( 73- year- old Faye Eichelberger) after 16 years of marriage.
Contrast that with actors Bill Nighy (67) and Diana Quick (71), who separated after 27 years of marriage with such dignified silence that it took almost 18 months for it to be reported.
They’re also at it across the Atlantic, with Arnold “The Terminator” Schwarzenegger (70) and Maria Shriver (62), calling it a day after 25 years together. And former US Vice-President-turned-environmental activist Al Gore (69) either consciously or unconsciously uncoupled from his childhood sweetheart wife, Tipper Gore (also 69), after 40 years of marriage.