Alicia Silverstone splits with husband after 20 years, goes to Hawaii

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Maybe she should have saved herself for Luke Perry. I kid. In Clueless news sadder than Dionne’s continued descent into the dark side, Cher, aka Alicia Silverstone, has announced her separation from her husband of 20 years, rocker Christopher Jarecki.

Alicia’s people released a statement that said the two “still deeply love and respect each other and remain very close friends but have mutually decided to separate after being together for 20 years. They have a son together who they will continue to co-parent.” The couple’s son, Bear Blu (that’s actually his name), is now six.

Twenty years in Hollywood is almost some kind of record, right? What could have possibly happened for this perfect vegan marriage to end? Did Christopher get caught eating a hamburger or something?

After a traumatic event such as the end of a marriage, it’s good to make a change, and Alicia did just that – taking Bear off to the Hawaiian island of Kauai for a tropical getaway. The 41-year-old actress shared photos from the trip on Instagram.

Alicia and Bear stayed at a friend’s house and hit the beach, played in the surf and visited local health food and farmer’s markets (of course). Alicia gushed in one caption, “so lucky. so happy. so in love with my boy.” Cute kid, cute pics. I’m glad Alicia’s happy.

Bear and I on our Hawaiian adventure. My sweet sweet love 💕

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And, in addition to the gorgeous beaches and sunny skies, another good thing about Hawaii is that poi doesn’t require any chewing, so Alicia doesn’t have to “baby bird” it to Bear. Again, I kid. Divorce does suck, but sometime’s it’s an inevitability. I hope all parties come out of the experience okay, especially Bear.

Alicia next stars in the TV project American Woman, inspired by the life of Real Housewife Kyle Richards (I kid you not), which debuts on the Paramount Network in June.

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  1. Eric says:

    Wait…
    Alicia is doing a show inspired by RHW Kyle?

    Wtf?

    • Kim says:

      It is actually based on the life of Kyle, Kim and Kathy and their Mother. Alicia is playing the Mother. Sad that I know this but my guilty pleasure is reading gossip blogs about the Housewives shows.

  2. whatever says:

    I will always side-eye her for pre-chewing and spitting out her son’s food for him to eat. Gross! Thats all i’ve got.

    • Beth says:

      I loved her in Clueless, but when she started talking about things like chewing and spitting for her son, and things like that, I have to admit she seemed a little strange. Not everyone takes care of their kids the same, but some things like that seem gross and unnecessary

    • Gretchen says:

      Why is it gross? What do you think people did for their littluns and elderly before blenders were commonly available? I am aware that she likely has access to some sort of puree appliance, but why shame a practice that has thousands of years of history amongst humans and is still practiced today amongst some cultures? Research has shown premastication can be quite beneficial for children’s immune systems and allergy prevention.

      ETA: I WILL however side-eye her forever for her anti-vaccine stance. Those people give me a rage headache.

      • HK9 says:

        As time goes on we change and evolve and not every practice needs to be taken with us. I’m sure she had a blender and she could use it so there’s no reason for premastication….and yes I think it’s gross

      • minx says:

        She’s anti-vax? Didn’t know.
        And I was just going to write something nice about her.

      • Gretchen says:

        @HK9 Sure it doesn’t *need* to be taken with us, but if it works and has proven benefits for child health (that blenders do not provide), why leave it behind? Find it gross, fine, I’m not going to police anyone’s visceral reactions, but why do mothers who feel differently deserve side-eyes or judgment for it?

        @minx, yes unfortunately, another celebrity voice of that idiocy

      • Domino says:

        I thought I read pre mastication is a good way to transfer the bacteria that cause cavities to your kid? What do I know though.

      • Dita von Katzhausen says:

        @Domino actually this theory comes and goes. one year they say, that licking off a baby’s paci after it fell on the floor, will give them cavities, the next year it is beneficial. I think every food will give them cavities when combined with poor oral hygiene.

        And while I would never think about pre chewing my kid’s food, if she like to do that, that is up to her. The anti-vax thing is something else, though

  3. Maya says:

    Sad to see a 20 year relationship fail.

  4. WingKingdom says:

    Good lord those are two ridiculously good-looking people.

    • Esmom says:

      I know, right? That was my main takeaway, too. Their son is adorable, too.

    • Kitten says:

      So good-looking. She looks amazingly youthful–great skin–so whatever vegan-mama-bird-feeding shit she’s doing, it’s clearly working for her. Her kid looks so much like her, too!
      Very cute.

    • Adele Dazeem says:

      I came here to say the same thing. There’s a certain generation of us that WORSHIPPED her (remember that Rolling Stone cover??). I find her so naturally, casually, real world but not really real world like the rest of us beautiful. I’ve always wondered why she didn’t end up more famous, if nothing else, for her beauty.

      And omg her son, so cute, her mini-me!

      • pinetree13 says:

        I was just going to comment I’m shocked by how strong the resemblance is. He’s like her little clone.

  5. JaneDoesWork says:

    I watch RHOBH and the stand in they had for Alicia made me outright cringe. Good luck with that material, girl. She still has great hair, but every time I see her I just think of her feeding her son from her mouth like a goddamn bird and I’m repulsed again.

  6. Lexter says:

    She was SO BEAUTIFUL in Clueless.. she still has the template for beauty but something is …. off…?

    • laulau says:

      Honestly, I think this might be what aging looks like. She doesn’t look altered to me.

    • JustJen says:

      Same here, I’m convinced it’s her mouth. When she smirks, she shows a sliver of teeth and it looks very weird. And it makes her chin look big.

      • Nancy says:

        She always had the crooked mouth. It was cute as Cher in Clueless. Now? I guess I give her credit for not pulling a Kardashian and messing with her face.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Her front teeth are shorter than the ones beside them and slanted backwards a little (Jackie Kennedy had this smile too)I think it makes her look interestingly pretty and she has aged very well,she doesn’t look like she’s had cosmetic surgery like the rest of Hollywood.Wish them the very best!

      • minx says:

        I like her teeth, they look like normal, pretty teeth instead of huge Hollywood choppers.

    • MellyMel says:

      Yeah..it’s called age.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      She’s early 40s and hasn’t had anything done. That’s what that looks like. I always thought she’s absolutely beautiful.

      I’ve recently come across her Insta and – this is just speculation – I think it’s entirely possible that after 20 years, the husband just wasn’t into her level of veganism etc. Not to say it’s on her. But if you look at her blog, you’ll realize quickly that she’s not someone who could spend her life with, say, a dairy eater. I don’t know, maybe sh*t just happens.

  7. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    Won’t watch the show, but have to admit that I still wear my hair too long due to Kim Richards’ early influence on me.

  8. Danielle says:

    Whoa, she looks so much like elizabeth shoe! Which is a complement, but I was honestly confused for a second.

  9. deets says:

    You know what, I’m going to reframe.
    I’m happy she took this big move, and is taking steps to make herself happy and show her son how to be happy as an adult. Leaving is incredibly hard, with a young child too, but staying in an unhappy relationship is damaging to everyone involved, including the kids.
    Good for you, Alicia.

  10. Chaine says:

    What could break up a marriage with this perfectly rational woman? Maybe he went and got a flu vaccine.

  11. MissM says:

    They have been together for 20 years but they didn’t get married until 2005.

  12. smcollins says:

    I had no idea she was with her husband for 20 years. It’s too bad they’ve chosen to go their separate ways, but no doubt they had their reasons. I wish them well.

  13. Lizzie says:

    damn she looks good. i’m going vegan after i finish this bacon egg and cheese

  14. Mia4s says:

    She’s a rabid anti-Vaxer and called not co-sleeping with your baby child abuse (among other “wisdom”). She’s a pretentious fool I’ll never have a lick of sympathy for.

    • Bridget says:

      I actually do have sympathy for her. People forget how highly sexualized her earliest work was (The Crush? Those Aerosmith videos) and while she didn’t turn into a child star disaster, if you paid attention over the years you could see some issues with her. I just remember not long after hitting it big she talked about struggling with the intimacy of onscreen kissing.

    • Mel M says:

      YES!!! I really did love her and even have her cookbook, which has some great stuff, but after I read her comments about not co sleeping or having your baby in the room with you as basically child neglect I was really disappointed.

  15. Leducduswaz says:

    Am I the only one who remembers Cher Horowitz as being played by Rachel Blanchard? I mean, Clueless the movie was ok, but it wasn’t on after school tv every week for the mid 90s like the (in my opinion superior) tv series was…

  16. Maria F. says:

    oh, her son looks just like her.

    If they have been together for 20 years, they started dating when she was only 21. Good for them to last this long.

  17. Lucy2 says:

    Wow they have been together for half her life, since she was pretty young. It’s sad it didn’t work out, especially with the kid.
    She’s a bit loopy, but I’ve always liked her.

  18. Pyritedigger says:

    I’m around Alicia’s age, and I’m going through a break up with someone I’ve been with for over 10 years. Sometimes things are just over and hanging on isn’t the right choice. It’s not always for some horrible reason. But I’m sure there was a lot of heartache and recriminations, even in the most conscious of uncouplings. I wish them well.

    • Kitten says:

      I’m sorry you’re going through that. Even if you’re sure it’s the right decision for both parties involved, it’s never easy. Hang in there.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Yeah I send my best wishes to you,be true to yourself and keep looking ahead.I think it’s very brave to make changes and great that you recognized it was needed.

  19. Really says:

    Great that she’s taking the time out to care for herself and her son. It’s necessary to reflect and re charge.

  20. HelloSunshine says:

    I wonder what brought their marriage to an end. I don’t like her because she’s anti vax and that’s one of the biggest things in life that makes me internally rage so I can’t have respect for her. I can respect different parents choices but I cannot respect someone creating or contributing to a public health crisis because they don’t believe in science.

  21. Lila says:

    So Stacey Dash is running for Congress? Alicia Silverstone is getting a divorce. This sounds like a trailer for a Clueless sequel. I wonder if Alicia Silverstone will get involved in her campaign?

  22. elle says:

    He just needs a hat and he’d look just like Lisa Marie Presley’s ex/soon-to-be-ex or whoever.

  23. Chrissy says:

    I believe her son is a vegan which I am not into. I think it’s too restrictive for little ones. She is beautiful and wish them happiness going forward. Yup, shit happens

    • Jordana says:

      Restrictive how? There are literally thousands of edible plants.
      We would have no problem if she was like ‘hey he likes mcnuggets and that’s okay with me! ‘
      We would applaud her ‘balanced’ approach to parenting. We would say ‘that Alicia, she’s a sensible mother’
      She’s introducing her child to a way of eating that is optimal for humans and will nearly eliminate his risk of heart disease and many types of cancer. Does she need to be criticized for that?

      • Chelsea says:

        There is nothing healthy about a vegan diet – especially for children. Growing bodies need the calcium that milk, cheese provide. And meat and eggs provide great nutrients. She is introducing her child to a way of eating that is DANGEROUS AND UNHEALTHY – far from ‘optimal’. You have everything the wrong way around and seem to be misinformed and brainwashed with harmful information. Eat meat, dairy as well as plants is the OPTIMAL diet. Growing bodies especially need dairy and meat. We were never meant to eat only plants. Eating plants alone will not make you healthy, in fact, will make you very unhealthy and increases your risk of heart disease and cancer. If you want to be vegan, fine. Your choice if you want to be unhealthy. But don’t be so SELFISH to inflict your hangups and dangerously unhealthy lifestyle on an innocent growing child.

      • laura-j says:

        Whoa… As a mostly vegan/vegetarian, I’m going to have to politely disagree with you. There are tons of options for vitamins and minerals in a plant based diet. For me a plant based diet is OPTIMAL, I feel much healthier and less sluggish than when I do eat meat or animal products.

        I’ve never pushed the way I eat on anyone but boy oh boy have I had people come for me for not eating meat.

        I’m sure her son is fine.

    • Chelsea says:

      Exactly. ‘Parents’ like this make my blood boil! It is just so wrong! It is so cruel and selfish to do that to a growing child, imo it is child abuse and children should be removed from ‘parents’ who force that unhealthy lifestyle on a child. I am not kidding. Children should be removed from that.

      • Amanda says:

        I don’t think it should be forced on children. Let them eat a regular diet until say their teens, then let them decide if they want to be vegetarian/vegan or not. Forcing it on a you my child that doesn’t understand the implications is just cruel imo.

      • Jordana says:

        You’re coming for my kids then, Chelsea? As a ‘parent’ I just want to know.
        I’m not angry with your comments. I think it’s sad that you’ve obviously spent several decades being conditioned.by the ‘beef’ and ‘dairy’ industries.
        Anyway…..just let me know….my kids are curious what your plans are for them

      • magnoliarose says:

        Yeah ok. I knew someone would come along with that Big agribusiness propaganda.
        My kids are vegans and perfectly healthy. You should do more research before making statements that aren’t based on facts. You don’t seem to have basic knowledge about the nutritional make up of a plant-based diet.

      • nikitabby says:

        Oh, good grief. First of all, take a breath. Then educate yourself before you start hysterically and unnecessarily condemning parents who are making choices for themselves (and sometimes their children) that are based on both positive intention and actual science. The dairy and meat industry-funded “research” from decades past has been debunked time and again. For example, more health benefits are found in a bean than beef. Don’t believe me? Google it. Your outrage is a bit much, and in the end, to what benefit? Nobody is asking you and your kid to be vegan, so chill.

      • Chelsea says:

        Lol I have spent several decades as a member of the health community studying pediatric health particularly in orthopedics. I have seen the affects in the composition of bones. It is sad that you’ve obviously spent several decades being conditioned and brainwashed by fads. What is even sadder is that you are forcing this dangerous and unhealthy lifestyle on innocent children. You should be ashamed of yourself, but you are too selfish and too programmed for that. Hopefully the damage to the health of your children isn’t too great and they are able to escape your ignorance and conditioning and brainwashing, however early Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis will be an almost certainty. Sleep tight.

      • thaliasghost says:

        Her son has a healthier diet than most adults. Read a book Chelsea, preferably one about nutrition.

  24. april says:

    She’s still gorgeous. She’s a little off the wall with the health stuff, but she has a big heart. Her son looks like her. Very handsome husband. I hope they work things out.

  25. Ari says:

    wow bear looks just like her!!!! i keep staring at him wondering where ive seen him before and its because its her LOOOL

  26. TriedToTellYa says:

    Wow. I’m surprised.

  27. Bread and Circuses says:

    Alicia got herself a total mini-me in her son. He looks so much like her! :)

  28. Alix says:

    According to Celebrity Net Worth (I have no idea how accurate they are), Silverstone is worth $20 mil. Given that she’s done nothing noteworthy, entertainment-wise, since clueless, how could she have that much money?

    • thaliasghost says:

      a) they are never accurate. b) smart investments and living in a modest way. You don’t see her driving a Ferrari or living in a 30 room mansion like some NRA player.

  29. Dee says:

    Her son looks SO MUCH like her!!!

  30. Abby says:

    I kind of wonder if her certain brand of parenting drove a wedge. We cosleep with our babies, but I could see her refusing to transition a six year old to his own room. Maybe her husband just felt left out after awhile.

  31. Amanda says:

    I could see that being an issue. I think it could be why Mayam Bialik’s marriage ended. It was too extreme and too child centred lifestyle and the husbands got fed up.