Grammy-winning musician and wife end 25-year marriage

09 Apr Grammy-winning musician and wife end 25-year marriage

Most people usually go through a complex mix of emotions when they decide to divorce. A Grammy Award-winning musician and his wife are probably experiencing many of them now as they undertake divorce following 25 years of marriage.

Musician, singer and songwriter Richard Marx and wife Cynthia Rhodes recently announced the end of their marriage. The 50-year-old singer, best known for top-selling love songs in the 1980s and ’90s, said he and his 57-year-old wife, who appeared in the movie “Dirty Dancing,” separated last July.

The couple married in 1989 after dating for several years. They have three sons, ages 23, 21 and 20.

The couple will no doubt be going through the same process that most long-term married couples go through, although probably with more in the way of assets and properties than many non-celebrity couples, although no information on property division has been publicly disclosed. With grown children, the issues of child support and child custody will not be issues to consider, but alimony or spousal support may be.

Even though one or both parties may welcome this significant change in their lives, coping with a range of strong emotions can make the process somewhat painful and can potentially cloud their judgment. When going through high-asset divorces, as this one may be, getting the right information about the available options can be crucial. In fact, this is one of those circumstances when discussing the options will likely be a key factor in determining how both parties’ interests are met and how well their financial interests are safeguarded.

Source: UPI, “Richard Marx, wife divorcing,” Danielle Haynes, April 5, 2014

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