It is not uncommon for celebrities to end their marriage soon after stepping into it. Zoë Kravitz didn’t become an exception to the rule when she filed to divorce her husband 18 months after getting married.
Their relationship started back in 2016. Rumors first began when Zoë and Karl were spotted holding each other’s hands by a paparazzi. As sources claim, they were introduced to each other by mutual friends and quickly developed feelings. It didn’t take long for them to move in together and fall in love.
Later Zoë confessed to Rolling Stone that “I can be my weirdest self around him … It’s so relaxing to be around someone where you can be a hundred percent how you feel”.
The official confirmation of their dating happened in November 2016 when they arrived at the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” together. After that, the couple preferred to keep their relationship relatively private, only appearing together in public on rare occasions. That is why it was an absolute secret for their fans to find out that they got married.
Zoë later confessed that Karl was planning the engagement for a while and wanted to do it in Paris. But the couple had busy schedules, and it was almost impossible to arrange some time to spend together. Eventually, it happened in their living room while Kravitz was wearing her sweatpants.
She later told the press that the proposal was perfect and everything happened just like she wanted. The wedding took place at her father’s house with only a couple of close friends and family.
However, the happiness in paradise didn’t last long. Despite the heart-melting proposal and cozy wedding, Zoë filed for divorce just 18 months after getting married. While she didn’t disclose the reasons that led to such a decision, their relationship seemed too good to end up so soon.
According to the US Census, back in 2017, 52% of married celebrities filed for a divorce. It might seem that celebrities tend to end their marriages a bit more often and sooner than other people. Is that really so, though? According to industry insiders, a lot of factors can influence that decision.
The first thing that has to be counted in the equation is that celebrities live in a small world where they usually only date other celebrities. With such a narrow pool of potential dating candidates, there’s a higher chance of choosing the wrong person.
Another thing that might influence the divorce rate among celebrities is the close attention of the public they receive daily. Whenever a famous couple is going through some conflicts, there’s always media involved. Yellow press and publicity often add fuel to the already existing misunderstanding, and it all ends up in the flames of divorce.
As Laura Wasser, a Founder of It’sOverEasy claims, “The only thing that’s different between high profile or celebrity divorces is that you have to do all you can to keep your client and the details out of the media.”
It is no secret that divorces can be costly, especially if the couple had valuable mutual property or became parents during the marriage. In the case of a celebrity couple, their wealth can play a role in making the divorce process smoother and faster.
“For most people, divorce can seem like a big financial issue while celebrities have a unique opportunity to hire the best legal representation and have all the matters taken care of. They don’t have to worry about the price of the divorce,” says Andriy Bogdanov, a CEO, and Founder of Online Divorce.
A favorable financial situation can also help resolve such issues quickly. As the famous divorce attorney Fiona Shackleton once said: “Divorce is either quick torture or slow torture.” Naturally, celebrities use their financial abilities to reduce stress.
With all the drama and attention the celebrities face during their relationship, and even after it’s ended, it’s no wonder that they feel pressured. Hopefully, for Zoë and Karl, this challenging period will go as smoothly as possible, and they will be able to begin new and exciting chapters of their lives pretty soon.