I’m going to change it up during this week’s Highlight, and focus upon the Victorian Era.
More specifically, the divorce proceedings of Isabella Robinson, and her unique (at least for that time) excuse for her alleged infidelity.
Coo, coo, ca-choo, Mrs Robinson.
A Victorian wife explained away her adultery with a young man by claiming she had simply suffered ‘sexual hallucinations’, newly released archives reveal.
Isabella Robinson’s diary account of a lustful and torrid affair was discovered by her husband Henry – and used against her in one of Britain’s biggest ever divorce court scandals in the 19th century.
Her defense was to claim that the diary, which she started keeping in 1849, was a fiction and her lawyer explained that she suffered from erotomania and that a uterine condition had driven her mad with lust. In doing so, she cleared the reputation of the man she loved, 27-year-old Edward Lane, and saved his marriage and his medical business.
Now, I don’t have a uterus – at least I don’t think I do – but I’ve been driven mad with lust once or twice in my life. I wonder if the cure is covered under ObamaCare?
Danica Patrick dropped her spoiler and announced she has filed for divorce.
I suspect the decision had to do with one of the following. Either hubby found some spring rubber in Danica’s trailer, or she got sick of her husband’s camshaft. Bottom line: she is now free to be bump-drafted.
Danica Patrick and her husband are divorcing after seven years of marriage. Patrick announced the split with Paul Hospenthal on her Facebook page Tuesday.
“I am sad to inform my fans that after seven years, Paul and I have decided amicably end our marriage,” she said. “This isn’t easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that’s how we will remain moving forward.”
Dollars to donuts says she’s banging a fellow NASCAR driver. You heard it here first.
TomKat is divorcing… not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Fairytale Hollywood couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announced Friday they were calling it quits after five years of marriage, ending an unexpected love story dogged by tabloid rumors.
“Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children,” Amanda Lundberg, Cruise’s representative. “Please allow them their privacy to work this out.”
Cruise wed Holmes, 33, in a storybook Italian castle in November 2006 after declaring his love for the former “Dawson’s Creek” star live on “Oprah” – famously hopping on a couch in the studio.
Tom is now free to pursue other interests… like men.
What would Kevin Arnold say?
She played the long-time love of Kevin Arnold in the Wonder Years who didn’t end up with her childhood sweetheart in the end. And Danica McKellar has now had heartbreak in her own love life as she has filed for divorce from her husband of three years.
The 37-year-old actress, who portrayed Winnie Cooper in the hit show, filed the documents against her composer husband Mike Verta. Danica cites irreconcilable differences in the divorce papers, which were filed at LA County Superior Court.
“Irreconcilable differences” is the biggest horse crap excuse of all time. Why not say, “I don’t have a valid reason for ending my marriage, but I want a divorce, anyway?”