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Celebrity Splits

Charlie and Denise in happier times
Charlie and Denise in happier times
Denise Richards has filed for divorce from Charlie Sheen after almost three years of marriage. The six month pregnant actress cited “irreconcilable differences” when filing her papers last Wednesday. In a joint statement last week, the couple said “We are deeply saddened by the recent events and out of our love and concern for our daughter Sam, our unborn child and each other, we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.” Denise is asking for sole custody of their daughter, who turns one on Wednesday and also for their unborn child. Apparently there was a no cheat clause in their prenuptial agreement so no doubt time will tell whether cheating was involved in their seemingly sudden decision.

American Cutie-pies
On the same day, Katie Holmes and Chris Klein announced their split, only 14 months after becoming engaged. According to Katie?s publicist, the details of their split haven?t yet been announced however the break up is amicable. “They want to stay friends and will continue that part of their relationship.” The former Dawson?s Creek star has been dating American Pie hottie since 2001. One reason for their split could be the difference in work schedules. Katie?s profile has been on the increase since finishing work on as Joey Potter on Dawson?s Creek and will be starring in the new Batman movie. Chris? career, however, seems to be at a standstill.

No Sex in the City?
We?re hoping this one isn?t true: Sarah Jessica Parker has been seen getting out of a cab without her wedding ring on. The former Sex and the City star has been married to hubby Matthew Broderick for 8 years and they have a young son. They are currently working together on the film Strangers with Candy. Her reps say the wedding ring oversight doesn?t mean anything and the couple is fine.

Celebrity couplings – Kristin Davis and Steve Martin
It’s not all break ups this week though. Kristin Davis was seen ?holding hands and stealing kisses? with none other than funny man Steve Martin at a party last week. Rumour has it these two have been quietly dating for quite a few months. They?ve ben seen on romantic nights out over the last few weeks and apparently Steve is so smitten with Kristin (who is 20 years his junior), he threw her a surprise 40th birthday party last month. According to a friend, “It’s the real thing – they have become very close. They tried to act like they were not together at the party but couldn’t stop stealing kisses.”

Mark Philippoussis and Alexis Barbara
After a whirlwind five month romance, Mark Philippoussis has reportedly told friends he has proposed to property tycoon heiress Alexis Barbara. The tennis star is apparently smitten with the teenage college calendar model, who turned 18 in January. “Obviously it has come as a bit of a shock but Mark is very much in love with Alexis,” a friend said yesterday.
“We’re all very happy the relationship has gone to the next level.” Mark follows in the steps of his more successful tennis mate Lleyton Hewitt, who proposed to his actress girlfriend Bec Cartwright after dating only 5 weeks.

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