The D-word has ruined more lives than can be imagined; legal fees, emotional distress, and the uncertainty of where life goes next can all take a toll on divorcees. Celebrity is a unique dating obstacle, which is reflected in higher divorce rates and increased relationship satisfaction overall. Fortunately, divorce is not the end of the road. Many famous people find love after divorce and are now living their happily-ever-after, albeit a little later than planned.
Jennifer Aniston. Jennifer Aniston, 46, made headlines with her private Bel Air wedding to Justin Theroux, 44, in August. After seven years with Brad Pitt and 10 years since their divorce, Brad reportedly wishes the couple well. HollywoodLife.com’s exclusive source says, “Brad is really happy for Jen. He still loves her and cares for her and always hoped she would find love again.”
Alec Baldwin. The 30 Rock star married his current wife, Hilaria Thomas, 31, in 2012, ten years after his divorce from ex Kim Basinger. Baldwin courted his now-wife for a little less than a year before proposing. The couple now has two children together, daughter Carman and son Rafael Thomas.
Julianne Moore. Julianne Moore had been married for nearly a decade before her divorce from John Gould Rubin. She met director Bart Freundlich in 1996 and the couple married in 2003 when Moore was 42. Moore now has two children, Caleb and Liv, and leads a quiet life with her family in New York. Harper’s Bazaar quoted Moore as saying, "We have a very solid family life, and it is the most satisfying thing I have ever done."
George Clooney. America’s favorite bachelor and serial dater went off the market with his 2014 marriage to Amal Alamuddin, a successful lawyer, activist and author. Clooney was briefly married to Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993, but the marriage failed. Clooney, 54, met Alamuddin, 37, in Italy, but kept their relationship private until paparazzi spotten them on a date at London’s Berners Tavern. Clooney and his bride now own a Bassett Hound named Millie, whom they adopted from the San Gabriel Valley Human Society.
So, what are the secrets to finding love after divorce? According the Kelleher International matchmakers, there is no one-size-fits all answer. Finding love after heartbreak is a combination of allowing yourself time to heal, letting go of any negativity from past relationships, and simply embracing opportunities to find love as they come. Professional dating and matchmaking services like Kelleher International can make the process of finding love easier, but the burden is still on you to remain open to love. Whether your matchmaker is in NYC or San Francisco, out international database can locate the most compatible matches for you to improve the quality of your dates and increase the likelihood of a successful relationship.
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