“Bachelor” host, Chris Harrison, will soon become a bachelor himself since he and his wife of 18 years decided to dissolve their 18 year marriage.
Harrison, 40, has been hosting the show and its spinoffs since they started in 2002 and won’t be the first couple from the infamous show to find themselves in need of a divorce attorney. The majority of the couples from the show have ended their relationships or marriages after the final rose has been handed out.
In a joint statement the couple told People, that in spite of “their incredibly difficult decision to separate,” they will continue to have love and respect for one another.
Harrison and his wife Gwen, have two children together, but the split seems amicable so reaching a child custody agreement and child support agreements won’t be a protracted battle for their California divorce lawyers.
A new season of “The Bachelorette” will air on May 14th. Harrison’s divorce is another stain on the bachelor brand. Earlier in April, two black men filed a lawsuit against “The Bachelorette” alleging they discriminate against minority contestants, who audition for starring roles.
Amicable splits also make it easier to settle the division of assets. California has a community property law which usually divides the marital assets equally between the two parties.
In contentious dissolutions, divorce attorneys often find themselves locked into long court battles while the couple fights about who gets what. For some the fight isn’t about the stuff, it’s about revenge.