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Jill Brooke

Over a ten-year period, while a pop culture and business correspondent on CNN's "Showbiz Today" and "Your Money," Ms. Brooke got divorced, happily remarried and thrust into the world of step-parenting. As a result, she started reporting on divorce and blended families and became an expert in this field. Her contributions to The New York Times have included, "Honey, I'll Marry You But No Kids," Living Apart Together (LAT) Relationships," and "Revenge Decor." She has also written for New York Magazine, AdWeek, Harpers Bazaar, Chicago Tribune, Metropolitan Home, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal. Earlier in her career, Ms. Brooke worked at ABC's "Nightline" and as an entertainment columnist for the New York Post. While at the Post, she revamped Hampton's Magazine and later became the Editor in Chief of Travel Savvy, Avenue, and Show Circuit Magazine. She has also been a contributor to CBS' "Early Show" where she did several series on divorce, and is the author of the bestselling book, "Don't Let Death Ruin Your Life", which was featured on "Oprah". She has been writing for the web since 1998 when CNN started their Internet division. Mr. Brooke is a certified Stepfamily Foundation coach, and is currently finishing her second book, "The Wacky World of Divorce".

Jill Brooke

Most Recent Articles

Warren Buffett's Regret: Driving His Wife Away

Friday, 26 September 2008 16:52
Warren Buffett, the world's richest man, admits he made a poor choice. No, not that he didn't invest more in Google than Microsoft, but that he didn't work harder on his relationship with his late wife, Susie, the mother of his three children."The…

Ron Wood's Wife to Seek Divorce

Monday, 29 September 2008 00:34
Jo Wood has tried everything to get her husband to come back. Her kids have intervened. So have friends. But maybe the thought of paying $90 million may finally make Ron Wood sober.As we reported in July, The Rolling Stones star, 61, was having an…
It’s a case of “She Said, He Said.” Last week, Meg Ryan dished about the reasons for her divorce from Dennis Quaid while she was promoting her film The Women, in which she plays a scorned wife.This week, Quaid returns fire. And this…

Stress During Pregnancy Can Harm Your Baby

Friday, 31 October 2008 00:06
Logic tells you that if you are a stressed-out pregnant woman, somehow that anxiety will become your baby's norm, and even seep into his or her personality. But for a long time, no research confirmed that. Well, until now.Professor Marta…

Denise Richards: It?s Even More Complicated

Friday, 31 October 2008 15:52
Despite everyone’s assumptions, E! Network has renewed Denise Richards’ “It’s Complicated,” a reality show inspired by her contentious divorce from "Two-and-a-Half Men" star Charlie Sheen. As divorced women know, this…

Couple Divorced to Pay for Cancer Treatment

Monday, 29 September 2008 18:02
Talk about a bitter pill. In order to get health insurance, a devoted husband divorced his wife just so she would qualify for Medicaid and could have chemotherapy.As Rudy Friece, a 72-year-old truck driver, told the “Star Banner” newspaper …

The 2008 Election: What Divorced Women Want

Friday, 31 October 2008 16:34
People may say that this presidential campaign has been spinning a lot of dirty laundry about the candidates. Well, we divorced women know a lot about dirty laundry. And as master multi-taskers, we know how to sort it, clean it ...
Jo Wood, the soon to be ex-wife of The Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood, gave it her all to try and reconcile, but to no avail. However, her husband is planning on being very generous in honoring their 23-year marriage.Wood, who has moved on and …

Duchovny and Leoni Make Nice for the Kids

Tuesday, 04 November 2008 14:02
This isn't a trick but a treat. Seems like Tea Leoni and David Duchnovy, who announced their separation in October, were able to put their marital battles aside and take their kids Madeleine and Kyd trick-or-treating on Halloween. Today…
Gov. Sarah Palin just won an important vote. Despite Alaska's legislature finding that she abused her power by firing a public safety commissioner, the state personnel board issued its own report and said she didn't violate "Alaska Executive…

Substance Abuse Kills Another Marriage

Thursday, 06 November 2008 08:32
Being addicted to your wife is one thing, being addicted to drugs is another. Which is supposedly why Gretchen Bonaduce divorced her husband, Danny, after 16 years of marriage. Now Danny Bonaduce has agreed to pay $16,000 a month in child…

Israel to Vote on Creating "Divorce Prenup"

Thursday, 06 November 2008 13:28
Instead of a marriage prenup, leave it to the ancestors of Solomon to figure out a divorce prenup. Yes indeedy. This week, Israel's Knesset (the country's Parliament) informed the High Court of Justice it would vote on a bill aimed at dividing…
Some call it karma or comeuppence, or stars colliding but not in your favor: Sienna Miller's romance with "Brothers and Sisters" star Balthazar Getty now seems over. Sources say that Getty was stalling getting the divorce he had promised, and now…
Rebecca Romijn knows a thing or two about X-Men and wants to set the record straight. In an interview with Page Six magazine, Romijn, who starred as Mystique in the X-Men movies, refuted rumors that her divorce from John Stamos happened because she…
Have you ever wondered how difficult it must be for Jennifer Aniston to see Angelina Jolie portrayed as a model mother on magazine covers? To her credit, Aniston, who divorced Brad Pitt after he started an affair with Jolie while filming Mr. & Mrs.…

Mothers Are Tightening Their Purse Strings

Friday, 14 November 2008 11:14
Leave it to Moms to give researchers a spoonful of reality. A poll of online mothers conducted by Allen & Gerritsen on the economic challenges facing the US found that 80 percent thought Americans had been encouraged by the culture to overextend…
This was something that former View host Debbie Matenopoulos didn’t want to see. On Internet sites, there were rumors that her husband was cheating. Now to her shock and dismay, her husband, the music executive Jay Faires, has surprised her by…

Madonna, Don?t Preach

Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:00
Madonna is about to find out that she can’t flex her muscles when it comes to her soon-to-be ex-husband’s parenting style. The self-described control freak reportedly gave a list of rigid rules documenting what Guy Ritchie could and…

Madonna, Ritchie Granted Quick Divorce

Friday, 21 November 2008 14:08
The divorce is final between Madonna and Guy Ritchie, and she can continue being a material girl.Ritchie, who has his own wealth (estimated at more than $50 million), didn't want manimony and they both keep their assets.The terms Madonna cited were…

Texas Pastor's Popular Advice: Have More Sex

Wednesday, 26 November 2008 09:04
Moses may have passed the Ten Commandments on to the Israelites, but a preacher has added a new one. Thou must have sex every day for a week. And guess what? Couples say it is helping their marriage.As The New York Times reported, on November 16,…