Breaking the news to family and friends that you and your significant other are going to get a divorce can be emotionally and even politically difficult. There is always the issue of who to tell first and whether to tell them in-person or over the phone.
For celebrities and political figures however, announcing a divorce can get even more complex because the news will need to be announced to the public.
With celebrity divorces there’s also the court of law to consider along with the court of public opinion which means that what you say in public can affect court proceedings regarding finances, children and other marital matters.
That’s where a well prepared Divorce Statement from the couple and/or their PR staff can be helpful.
In a Divorce Statement, the couple agrees on the image they want to convey to the public. Often it is delivered to the press via an attorney or public relations spokesperson. The statement usually says something along the lines of the couple has mutually come to this decision to split, avoiding any blame or mentioning specific events.
They also usually mention how long the marriage lasted, especially if it was an impressive number of years. This is likely to help show impressive character and morals for each person involved and maybe an effort to gain sympathy.
Lastly, especially with celebrity divorce statements, they end by politely asking for privacy. The inclusion of the duration or privacy factor, is just as important as leaving out specific or incriminating details out of the statement.
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