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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

It used to be that the term home-wrecker could be hurled like a thunderbolt, and would destroy careers and reputations. Not anymore. When a topless Sienna Miller was caught kissing the married “Brothers and Sisters” star Balthazar …
Along with qualities like “devoted,” “adventurous,” “successful,” and “cute,” the checklist of women deciding what they want in a man may now include “the fidelity gene.”A study by a behavioral…

Divorce the Best Thing Ever, Says Kate Hudson

Thursday, 04 September 2008 22:42
Kate Hudson is no fool, nor does she have stardust in her eyes when she says that her divorce was "the best thing that happened to her." The Fools Gold star and Black Crowes musician Chris Robinson divorced in 2007 but are devoted parents to their…

Lesson of Christie Brinkley Divorce

Wednesday, 02 July 2008 15:14
It really isn't a surprise that architect Peter Cook was seen having a manicure. His claws were being sharpened for his divorce trial with model Christie Brinkley. Mr. Cook, who was the architect of his marriage's demise by having an affair with an…

Cook is Cooked

Monday, 14 July 2008 13:22
After losing joint custody of his kids, losing any thread of dignity, losing potential clients (since women are the ones who often make decisions on hiring architects), Peter Cook had a revelation.He told Fox News last night that, if he had to do it …

Is Truce Better Than Friction? Not Always

Tuesday, 05 August 2008 10:51
You’ve seen them at dinner, the couples whose fighting escalates to shouting matches or those who close their eyes into slits, purse their lips and fire off sarcastic put downs at their mates over their Chardonnay or Coors Light.They seem like…

Carla Bruni, Divorce Diplomacy

Wednesday, 06 August 2008 04:57
Talk about possibilities. Within a year, Carla Bruni went from being dumped by her son’s father to marrying the dashing Nicolas Sarkozy and becoming the First Lady of France.Even she giggles at the amazing turn of events. In interviews with…

Getty's Divorce Getting More Complicated

Friday, 12 September 2008 11:14
The spurned wife of Balthazar Getty, Rosetta Millington, is getting the last laugh. She is refusing to divorce the "Brothers and Sisters" star, which would make it easier for Sienna Miller to replace her. Rosetta, the fashion designer mother of four …

Pam Shriver, Bond Girl No Longer

Friday, 08 August 2008 08:32
Tennis star Pam Shriver is taking a passing shot at her husband, former James Bond star George Lazenby. Shriver has filed for divorce this week in California citing "irreconcilable differences" and asking for full custody of the children, with…
A Dixie Chick is now going solo. No, the popular band The Dixie Chicks are still a hit-making trio. It's just that Emily Robison and her husband, singer Charlie Robison, have finalized their divorce. According to the San Antonio Express-News,…

Diahann Carroll's Affair to Remember

Monday, 15 September 2008 00:24
Dynasty actress Diahann Carroll learned the hard way why so few married men marry their mistress. Surprise, surprise, men can lie while they are lying in your arms. In her tell-all book, The Legs Are the Last to Go, Caroll admits that Oscar-winner…

Elizabeth Edwards: She Forgives Him

Saturday, 09 August 2008 07:26
The woman has class. Elizabeth Edwards didn’t stand at the podium by her man. She didn’t do the interview with him. She let John Edwards release his mea culpa and purge his soul to ABC News and the public.But that doesn’t mean she…
OK. You've been in marriage counseling and you tell him that he's micro-managing you too much, he's fooling around too much, he's not listening enough and the therapist agrees that he has to do some homework to make the marriage better.But you get…

Only Losers in McGreevey Divorce

Sunday, 10 August 2008 09:42
There are no real winners in a nasty divorce fought out in a courtroom. But someone inevitably loses more. In the battle between Dina Matos and former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, she just lost the right to $2,500 a month in alimony after her…
No divorced woman has it easy. But in Russia, it just became harder. A working mom seeking to become the third woman ever to successfully bring a sexual harrassment case in Russia was dealt a jolting blow when the judge threw ...

Jerry Orbach's Son: It's Not the Money

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 07:21
“Law and Order” star Jerry Orbach may have loved his wife, Elaine Cancilla-Orbach, but his ex-wife and one son clearly don't share the same sentiments. As FWW reported on Monday, Orbach's son Chris wrote a poison pen letter to his stepmother…

Morgan Freeman and Wife to Divorce

Wednesday, 06 August 2008 13:50
After suffering a car crash with a woman who was not his wife, actor Morgan Freeman has also announced that his marriage has been seriously bruised. Although Freeman, 71, has been separated since last December from his wife of 24 years, 67-year-old…

The Blackberry: More Beloved Than Spouses?

Tuesday, 16 September 2008 15:16
It's not only the other woman that can lure a husband away from marriage — so can his Blackberry. There is a reason wives derisively call this technological contraption a Crackberry — men are particularly addicted to it. And some way too…

Rolling Stone Returned to the Family

Thursday, 17 July 2008 10:12
We love hearing when a husband comes to his senses and returns to the loving embrace of his wife and family. Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood was in the news lately for his fling with Ekaterina Ivanova, a 19-year old Russian cocktail waitress.He had left…

Imagine Being Elizabeth Edwards

Friday, 08 August 2008 15:58
Imagine being Elizabeth Edwards.Not only is she battling terminal cancer, but she now must muster the strength to deal with the news that her husband had an affair with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter.Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards…