Last Friday, White Stripes guy Jack White and his model wife, Karen Elson, threw a party to celebrate...their divorce.
The invite reads:
Please help us celebrate together his anniversary of the making and breaking of the sacred union of marriage with our best friends and animals.
In a statement, they say,
“We remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee. We feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow.”
Apparently divorce parties are the new thing, especially if the pair is rich and famous, such as White and Elson. Edgar Bronfman and his wife threw a divorce party, and events companies are offering divorce party services to help bring closure to splitting couples.
While this kind of amicability is a lot better for everybody involved, it’s not necessarily good for romance novels—because if everyone’s all okay with everybody else, you won’t have the vengeful ex, or the drama, or the inability to trust, etc.
Although—just imagine what hijinks you could have if you met someone new at your own divorce party. Hmmm.