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Jane Lynch Divorcing Wife Of Three Years

Fox All-Star Party - ArrivalsThere’s sad news from one of comedy’s brightest stars with actress Jane Lynch having announced she’s divorcing psychologist Lara Embry, her wife of three years.

The award-winning star of Glee, who is currently making life hard for orphans as the boozy Miss Hannigan in the Broadway revival of the musical Annie, released a statement to People magazine saying, “Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another.”

The women, both residents of California, were wed in a ceremony in 2010 in Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage is recognized. TMZ reports the couple didn’t sign a pre-nup. If the union is dissolved in California, which is a community property state, Lynch and Embry will likely (and hopefully amicably) split all assets acquired during their marriage 50/50.

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12 Comments

  • 1EqualityUSA

    True, blue bummer.

  • aubrey

    Unless/until Prop 8 is invalidated by SCOTUS (in some manner) – how could Lynch divorce in California, which doesn’t recognize same sex marriage?
    Does the domestic partnership law recognize marriages from other states? etc…
    Just curious.

  • Spike

    That didn’t take long, that is, high profile lesbian couples, get married then first to get divorced. Hardly a surprise. Look for it to get ugly as well. Women and ugly divorces seem to go hand in hand.

  • sfbeast

    Seems so sad to me to have so many people fighting for gay marriage, we finally start to get it bit by bit, and already people are divorcing. I seem to remember a lesbian couple in Massachusetts years ago who got divorced within what seemed like months.

  • Boytoy

    A Marriage is not about the duration,it is about the quality.Some people just grow
    apart over time.

  • Spike

    @sfbeast: Divorce is a female thing. Put two females together, statistically, the likelihood of divorce doubles. The fact that one clearly has more earning potential then the other, explains why, while married in Mass., the divorce was filed in Calif. Talk to any str8t guy who has gotten divorced, he will explain exactly what that is about.

  • Vince Smetana

    This news is almost as sad and horrible as Lynch’s Miss Hannigan at the Tony’s.

  • mattsy

    poor lamb

  • jimstoic

    @aubrey: California recognizes marriages formed before the passage of Proposition 8. Marriages granted by other jurisdictions after the passage of Proposition 8 retain the state rights that come with marriage, except for the legal term “marriage” itself.

  • jimstoic

    @aubrey: @aubrey: California recognizes marriages formed before the passage of Proposition 8. Marriages granted by other jurisdictions after the passage of Proposition 8 retain the state rights that come with marriage, except for the legal term “marriage” itself.

  • jim2008

    What a damn shame. I guess they missed the part about marriage being a lot of hard work.

  • ShooterSkai

    @aubrey:

    Since they were married in a state where Gay Marriage is legal, they were married legally under the United States law. This means that their marriage is recognized over all 50 states as a legal marriage. So, regardless of the state they choose to be divorced in, it’s still recognized as a legal marriage.

    It’s kind of interesting when you think about it. You can only get married 12 states (not including D.C.) but you can be legally divorced in all 50 states and territories. Funny how that works out.

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