The public's fascination with celebrity breakups like David Duchovny and Tea Leoni is no doubt tied to the meteoric rise in divorces worldwide.
The current divorce rate hovers around 60%, and the divorce rate in Hollywood is far higher. The consistent paparazzi and lifestyle pressures imposed on celebrities puts them in no emotional state to sustain a relationship successfully. David Duchovny medicated his personal woes with a sex addiction; others turn to drugs, alcohol or extramarital affairs.
Enterprising entrepreneurs have taken advantage of skyrocketing divorce rates to create products geared towards those in mourning. Take Gisele Gann's mourning jewelry, for example, or the emergence of divorce clubs. Think Tea Leoni will get a wedding ring coffin in honor of her divorce from David Duchovny?
The Internet has even played a role in modern divorces, as you'll see with the YouTube clip below. Modern divorcees are airing their dirty laundry in a most public fashion--thanks to the paparazzi, Tea Leoni doesn't need to resort to such measures with David Duchovny.
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