Can something be a surprise and yet… you were expecting it somehow? That is the mix of reactions I’m experiencing at this news: Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are divorcing after eight years together. It was just this New Year’s when Josh was arrested for public intoxication, and the tabloids have claimed several times this year that Diane and Josh were on the outs. Looks like the tabs were right!
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are going their separate ways. A little more than eight years after they tied the knot, the Cinema Verite actress, 48, and her Gangster Squad actor husband, 45, have split, reps for the couple tell Us Weekly exclusively.
“Diane Lane and Josh Brolin have decided to end their marriage,” the reps tell Us. Adds an insider: “It was a mutual decision. It is very amicable. It’s not ugly, it’s just over.”
The spouses, who married in August 2004, split a couple of months ago. They have no children together.
This will be the second divorce for both stars. Lane was previously wed to actor Christopher Lambert from 1988 to 1994 — the same years in which Brolin was married to actress Alice Adair, with whom he has two kids, Trevor, 24, and Eden, 18.
Both Oscar-nominated, Brolin and Lane enjoyed some happy times together. Speaking about his wife in 2010, the actor said, “I mean, check her out, man. My relationship with my wife is fantastic.”
Diane has a daughter from her marriage to Christopher Lambert as well. I know some of you will bring up the domestic violence rumors and how maybe this news means that Diane has finally stood up for herself… but I don’t know. Diane has always maintained that Josh was not physically abusive, although if you told me he was a moody, nasty alcoholic bastard, I wouldn’t be shocked. Hopefully this divorce will be drama-free. *fingers crossed*
UPDATE: Gossip Cop confirmed the split with their reps, so this is official.
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