We don’t make a habit of writing about celebrities and their divorces. That’s because they are far removed from the divorce issues that most people in Arkansas are ever likely to encounter. However, the world takes note of the passing of one celebrity largely unknown except for the fact that she made divorce involving complex assets almost commonplace. Some might even say she holds iconic status in that regard. We are talking about actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.
You say you never heard of her? You can be forgiven. She came to prominence in the 1950s, 60s and 70s as a woman with brains, beauty and, by the end, nine ex-husbands. She died recently at the age of 99. In some ways, her reputation as a serial divorcee made her a trailblazer for those who have figured out how to develop a brand just around how they live their lives.
Hungarian by birth, she made a few movies and was a regular guest on late night TV. Johnny Carson liked to have her on his Tonight Show because she had a lilting accent, a glittery look and offered up such quips as:
“The only place men want depth in a woman is in her décolletage.”
“You never really know a man until you have divorced him.”
“I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.”
Despite all of her marriages and divorces, there has never been a great deal of information about how she navigated all of her dissolutions. What we do know is that she tended to marry rich and stay that way. Considering how complicated divorces involving high net worth individuals can be, we have to guess that she had a very strong relationship with an experienced family law attorney.