Divorce in middle age

Feature for the Telegraph Online, July 31st 2015

Mid-life was once a time to sit back and smell the roses. OK, you probably smelled your partner’s socks, too, but that was the price you paid for security. Not any more: the mid-life marriage meltdown is on the rise, from Hollywood to Huddersfield. According to the latest figures by the Office for National Statistics, divorce rates among the 40-44 age group are increasing again, a trend that would appear to be reflected in Tinsel Town: Jennifer Garner (43) and Ben Affleck (42) have fallen victim after 10 years, two daughters and a son together.

Supermodel Heidi Klum (42) and the singer Seal (52), who used to renew their wedding vows at a lavish annual bash, divorced last October after totting up nine years and four children together. And here in Britain Kate Moss (41) and musician Jamie Hince (46) look set to follow after four years of marriage….. Read on here

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