After what feels like a couple of decades of amicable Hollywood splits and 'conscious uncouplings', are celebrity divorces finally reflecting what most normal people endure?
In the last year, a string of breakups and divorces have struck celebrities. This is nothing unusual, it's just a fact of life for us mere mortals, along with our more famous counterparts.
But as reported in The Cut, Hollywood divorces appear to be getting messier than ever.
It might not be much fun for the celebrities involved, but for an outsider looking in, it's refreshing to see that the end of a marriage isn't always smooth sailing.
Kevin Costner's divorce has become tabloid fodder with the constant bickering that's played out between himself and ex-wife, Christine Baumgartner.
After 18 years of marriage, Christine filed for divorce in May and by June, Kevin was claiming that his ex was refusing to move out of their home. Based on their prenuptial agreement as obtained by TMZ, Christine had to vacate their home within 30 days of her filing for divorce.
In response, Baumgartner's attorney John Rydell said that the order filed by Kevin "seeks to kick Christine and their three children out of the house that the children have lived in for their entire lives".
Then came the child support requests. According to court documents obtained by People, Christine asked for $248,000 a month to be paid in child support. In the document, she described the figure as "less than the amount needed to maintain the children in their accustomed lifestyle".