As couples in New Hampshire can likely attest, relationships are hard work. However, many celebrities find it especially challenging to maintain a successful relationship because they face additional stress due to hectic work schedules and media attention. Although Robert Van Winkle -- more commonly known by his stage name Vanilla Ice -- and his wife were married significantly longer than many celebrity couples, his wife recently filed for divorce.
The couple married on March 30, 1997, and were just a few months shy of their 20th wedding anniversary. However, his wife, Laura Van Winkle, claims that they have had no contact for the last year. In fact, she says they have been living separately for 5 years.
Laura Van Winkle reports that they had been attempting to rekindle their romance. Unfortunately, she says that those attempts ended after the couple and their two children vacationed together in June 2015. She further states she has not talked to her estranged husband since their return from that trip. She argues that her efforts helped establish Robert Van Winkle's recent professional re-emergence. He, on the other hand, declined to comment on the divorce filing.
While many divorce cases are relatively straightforward, there are many in New Hampshire and across the country that require special considerations. Regardless of the circumstances, there are professionals with experience with a variety of different scenarios who are able to help represent a person throughout proceedings. While the decision regarding whether to end a marriage may be a difficult one to make, it is often in the best interests of all parties to do so.
Source: Miami Herald, "Wife files for divorce from Vanilla Ice", Jose Lambiet, Oct. 20, 2016