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DIANE LANE & JOSH BROLIN
THEIR SAD SPLIT
It was a Valentine’s Day to remember-but for all the wrong reasons. On Feb. 14, after nearly 11 years together, Diane Lane, 48, signed papers to end her eight-year marriage to Josh Brolin, 45. “This was a hard decision for both of them,” says a source. “But the relationship just ran its course.” Brolin’s father, James, says the split was a joint decision. “Everything is mutual,” the older Brolin told Scoop at the Oscars Feb. 24. “It’s all okay.”
Despite a rocky start-Lane and Brolin made headlines following a domestic dispute four months into their marriage-things were back on track by 2005, when Lane told PEOPLE, “I feel much better having a strong man with me who makes me feel embraced and secure. It’s wonderful.” Sadly, that wasn’t enough to make it last. “Sometimes they seemed happy and fine together,” says an insider who spent time with the couple, “but things more often seemed tense between them. They didn’t seem to have a balanced relationship.”
Although Lane cited Feb. 13 as their official date of separation, the source insists they’ve been apart “for several months.” Indeed, hints of trouble surfaced again last fall, when Lane stepped out without her wedding ring; she also hit the Palm Springs International Film Festival without Brolin on Jan. 5. That same week Brolin was alone at the premiere of his film Gangster Squad and lunched with a friend minus his wedding band. Now that the divorce is moving forward, more fireworks are unlikely. Says Brolin’s dad: “Josh is great. He’s doing fine. Everything is fine.”
FUN WITH FACIAL HAIR
(ANOTHER) SECRET MARRIAGE
She did it again! Janet Jackson, 46, revealed on Feb. 25 that she quietly wed Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana, 38, last year, after two years of dating. “He is a private man, so I don’t talk about our relationship,” the singer has said. Her first marriage, to James DeBarge, was annulled in 1985, and she hid her union with Rene Elizondo for nearly a decade. Why the secrecy? “I feel that it’s so difficult in this business,” she’s said, “the whole marriage thing.”
PREGNANT IN HEELS
WHO SAYS YOU HAVE TO WEAR SENSIBLE SHOES WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING?
CELEBRITY TAG SALE!
Everything Must Go (Please)
Preworn and preshrunk, one size fits none. But a piece of Justin soothes Bieber fever.
Long-Sleeved White Shirt
Perfect for TV cameras. Top buttons never before used; ample chest hair not included.
Ideal for afternoon Starbucks stops. Come in every color!
Crop Top & Short Shorts
Show off a taut tummy and lean legs. As an added bonus, it’s your costume for a ’90s theme party.
OOPS! DID I FORGET MY … ?
LeAnn’s New Nest
Hidden Hills, Calif.
Singer LeAnn Rimes, 30, and her actor husband Eddie Cibrian, 39, snapped up this six-bedroom Spanish-style villa-with an outdoor pool sure to appeal to Cibrian’s two sons-for nearly half of what it last sold for in 2006.
Bought for $3 MILLION
Sold! $4.7 MILLION
Hollywood Hills, Calif.
Now that’s a bachelor pad! Perry, 43, has sold his hillside home complete with theater, pool and spa, and retractable glass walls with city and canyon views.