Celebrity Divorces: The Woman Ain’t Always The Gold Digger

I rarely get wrapped up in the world of entertainment “news” and gossip but something about this rash of recent, high-profile celebrity divorces has me upset. In 2011, we saw racks on racks of celeb divorces – Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson; Ashton and Demi; J.Lo and Marc Anthony; Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore; Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver; Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries; and Katy Perry and Russell Brand. While those couples certainly have problems of their own, they’ve gone largely overlooked by black folks. However, black gossip blogs, urban radio and predominately black social media circles have not been shy about commenting on the divorces of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant and Deion and Pilar Sanders. What’s disturbing is how the women in these situations are vilified, hated, and critiqued.