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A Good Podcast About Bad Relationships. Every Sunday, Alicia and Stacie take you on a comedic ride through two stories of marital misconduct and love gone wrong, blending biography, pop culture, history, and politics. "It’s one part Vanity Fair meets Town & Country, one part country music song—and an all-around good time." - The Atlantan. "Enjoying the juicy details of other people’s relationships is having a moment." Sunday Times Style Magazine (UK). "When this shameless show about bad rela ...
 
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It’s two of our favorite stories week! First up, Alicia has the street-to-stardom tale of legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf, while Stacie explains all the ways your English teacher was wrong about American poet Emily Dickinson. Both of these stories first appeared on Patreon. If you would like to join our incredible Patreon community for ad-fre…
 
And now for something completely different…. This week on Trashy Divorces, we have some heartwarming lighter fare with two couples who found their ways back to one another after splitting up. Stacie has the tale of rock star Mick Jones of the band Foreigner, and his charming once-again wife, Ann Dexter-Jones, plus their brood of highly creative chi…
 
It's been a long week. Want some distraction? This week, Alicia has the fabulous and fabulously trashy tale of Lana Turner, a Trashy Divorces All-Star if ever there was one. She had 8 marriages, seven husbands, and a trashy true crime story during her decades of Hollywood glory. Buckle in, friends. This one has it all. Promo this week: The Oak Tree…
 
This week, we’re digging into two of the most interesting minds and lives of the 20th century who brought us inventions that certainly shape our day-to-day lives. First up, Stacie has Caresse Crosby, who invented the modern bra as a young woman and went on to live an extraordinary life as part of the Lost Generation. Then, Alicia has screen legend …
 
Welcome back to the Spooky Season, friends! This week, we have the stories of two witchy women. First up, Alicia gets up close and personal with rocker Stevie Nicks’s many loves. Then Stacie has the three divorces of beloved Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery. Promo this week: The Oak Tree Group. Need help getting your financial house in order? Th…
 
This week we’ve got two stories from women with big families, although that’s about where the commonalities stop. Stacie has the winding road that’s been Marie Osmond’s love life, as well as the ups and downs that have made her so relatable. Then Alicia takes us back in time for the surprisingly trashy tale of the life and times of Cleopatra, Queen…
 
This week is all about balance here at Trashy Divorces HQ. Alicia starts us off with one of the real creative heroes of our age, songwriter and legend Carole King, whose marriage and professional partnership to lyricist Gerry Goffin produced some of the most iconic songs of the 1960s. Their divorce was only the beginning of her long and successful …
 
Welcome to our den of trashy delights, friends! This week, Stacie follows the tumultuous marriages of Richard Gere. His first wife, model Cindy Crawford, was a whopping 17 years younger, and his second divorce, from actress Carey Lowell, featured a Hamptons estate, dueling small town inns, and a cameo by Matt Lauer. Then, Alicia takes us on a journ…
 
Welcome to Season 8! This week, we have two Dancing Queens with some very public baggage. First up, Alicia has the story of legendary erotic performer and alleged super spy, Mata Hari. A cache of documents that became public in 2017 has prompted a re-evaluation of Mata Hari’s World War I loyalties and activities, and really made German and French i…
 
It’s a trashy season finale, y’all! Alicia heads across the pond to recall the split of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Philips, while Stacie follows the ups and significant downs of Heidi Klum and her ex-husband, singer Seal. Promo this week: Betterhelp.com/trashy. Get 10% off your first month when you sign up at the link! Can’t get enough #trashca…
 
This week, it’s like some kind of concentrated trash distillate when Stacie tells the tale of Hugh Hefner’s rise and long, trashy fall, and Alicia has one of rock ‘n’ roll’s true trash kings, Mick Jagger. Promo this week: Betterhelp.com/trashy. Get 10% off your first month when you sign up at the link! Can’t get enough #trashcandy? Join us at Patre…
 
This week, Alicia’s taking a detour to tell the decidedly not-trashy tale of actress and Goopster Gwyneth Paltrow’s conscious uncoupling from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. She really wanted to find some trash in here, y’all, but they kind of handled it really well. Then, Stacie has the sad story of pioneering Black actress and singer Dorothy Dand…
 
Get ready, Trash Pandas – this one takes us to a galaxy far, far away and back to Hollywood’s Golden Age! First up, Stacie has the three marriages and two divorces, including one of the most expensive in Hollywood history, of Harrison Ford, plus a quick run down of what we’re calling Harrison Ford’s “crashy divorces.” Might be time to park the Mill…
 
It’s another Trashy Divorces trip down memory lane with some excellent listener requests! First up, Alicia goes to her happy place – Hollywood’s Golden Age – for the trashy and tragic tale of screen legends Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. Then, Stacie bops back to the ’90s to kick off the doomed romance of rockers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale…
 
Two different kinds of stories this week, friends, as we pull some fun stuff from Patreon for you. First up, Alicia has the true crime mystery of Lord Lucan, whose bitter divorce and custody battle led to a tragic murder. Then, Stacie has the incredible tale of English writer and one-time Virginia Woolf lover, Vita Sackville-West, part of her Loose…
 
Do we have some #trashcandy for you this week! First up, Alicia has the divorces of The Chicks, with a particular emphasis on the recent, long-running, and apparently song-inspiring divorce of Natalie Maines. The word of the day is "allegedly." Then, Stacie has the three marriages and divorces of Hollywood icon Ingrid Bergman, whose affair with Ita…
 
This week, we have a pair of women trailblazers, as well as two often-requested subjects. First up, Stacie has the marriage and divorce of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her now ex-husband, Todd Palin. We’re not sure why they split, but we take a second look at some of how she was treated and check in on the troubled adulthoods of some of t…
 
Ready for a glimpse at Hollywood, old and new? First up, Alicia has a story so trashy that it erased a two-time Academy Award winner from Hollywood history: Gloria Grahame. At one point, she was married to her ex-son-in-law which meant that one of her four ex-husbands was her father-in-law. Yeah, it’s like that. Then, Stacie has the much requested …
 
This week, we’re taking a couple of heroes and… well, you’ll see. First up: Stacie has the trashy side of physics genius and icon Albert Einstein, who married twice but never let a thing like matrimony hold him back. Then, Alicia has screen legend Charlie Chaplin. His four marriages typify the line from Dazed and Confused, “I get older, they stay t…
 
You asked, and we are powerless to resist your wishes: It’s the Kardashians! Alicia lays the groundwork with the story of matriarch Kris’s marriage to Robert Kardashian, their trashy divorce, and her subsequent marriage to, and divorce from, Caitlyn Jenner. Alicia also covers the eldest Kardashian child, Kourtney. Then, Stacie rounds out the back h…
 
Welcome back for Season Seven! We’re doing listener requests this season, so if you have a favorite trashy divorce, let us know in our Facebook group or drop us an email. We’re kicking off with some big names. Stacie has the trashy 2000-2001 divorce of Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid, which included a cameo from Russell Crowe and arguably blew up Meg’s c…
 
Welcome to our season six finale! Stacie kept bumping into J.Lo in her stories lately, so she’s got all the deets on Jennifer Lopez’s somewhat impulsive romantic history and current engagement to A-Rod. Alicia wanted to close in style and has the fascinating life and times of acting legend Eartha Kitt, the most exciting woman in the world. We’re of…
 
We’re going a little off-brand this week with a few not-trashy divorces, plus one that kind of was. First up, Alicia has the three marriages and divorces of Jane Fonda. It was her 1973 split from filmmaker Roger Vadim that had a lot of trash, but after closing things out with third husband Ted Turner, she decided she was ready for a few decades of …
 
It’s been a big week, so we’ve got some epic trash candy for you. First up, Stacie has the sticky marriage and divorce of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. Then, Alicia flips the script to dive deep into the trashiest marriage around, and the two divorces that paved the way for Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott to get together. Want to learn more abo…
 
This week, our intrepid podcasters decided to take a little break to celebrate Stacie’s birthday. Please enjoy some blasts from the Patreon past with Alicia’s telling of the trashy maybe-murder of socialite Sunny von Bulow. Her husband Claus was convicted of the act, but a protracted legal battle ultimately saw him acquitted. Then, Stacie shares a …
 
Sometimes a Trashy Divorce story is just a gateway to something much more delightfully awful! This week, Stacie has the trashy marriage and divorce (and on and on) of actress and model Pamela Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. But also: there’s a heist, some yak fur, a sex tape, and biker gangs terrorizing the porn industry! Seriously, thi…
 
This week, we get up close and personal with Henry VIII’s sister, and deep dive into a very trashy listener request! Alicia has the three marriages of Margaret Tudor: daughter of Henry VII, one-time Queen of Scotland, legitimate Catholic divorcee, and mother of Scotland’s James V. Margaret’s story scandalized Christendom, at least until her brother…
 
This week, we’re putting a philandering British Prime Minister and a scion of Hollywood royalty under the Trashy Divorces microscope. Stacie has all the deets on Boris Johnson, a man who won’t say how many children he’s fathered, but has certainly mastered the art of failing upwards. Then, Alicia takes us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood for the…
 
This week, we’re taking a look at a couple of American originals. Tennis legend Billie Jean King married her best friend Larry when they were a couple of lovestruck kids bonding over a tennis net. Alicia has the decidedly not trashy story of how Billie Jean came to terms with her sexuality, and how Larry supported her every step of the way. Though …
 
As the musical Cabaret says, “What good is sitting alone in your room? Come to the Cabaret!” This week, we have the stories of two people inhabiting a role: Luann de Lesseps, the Countess of Real Housewives of New York, and legendary actor and all around dapper fella Cary Grant. Stacie has the trashy Housewives tale of a young American who married …
 
This week, Alicia has the story of Maurizio and Patrizia Gucci, whose high profile divorce led to the murder that shocked the fashion world. Then, Stacie has the long, low-key love and never-completed divorce of rocker Ric Ocasek and supermodel Paulina Porizkova. This week’s promo: BetterHelp.com/trashy Need some extra distraction? Each week, we’re…
 
It’s listener request time! This week, Stacie covers filmmaker James Cameron, who spent much of his adult life engaging in something like serial monogamy and abusing the heck out of his subordinates. When he wasn’t making actors pee in wetsuits, he was marrying and divorcing in quick succession, most notably to Terminator actress Linda Hamilton. Th…
 
This week, we take a look at two pretty singular individuals who might have been better off staying single. First up, Alicia has the shockingly trashy story of American architectural master Frank Lloyd Wright. This one really has everything: tons of dirtbag behavior, horrific true crime, and another one of those “great men” whose personal lives are…
 
We’re off this week, but wanted to check in with thanks, trashcandy, and some ideas that might help you disconnect from all the anxiety. Check out our catalog of Patreon stories pulled from the paywall, for your listening enjoyment: bit.ly/trashcandyquarantine Stacie recommends Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, by Geraldine Brooks. It’s based…
 
Welcome to the end of Season 5 and another host’s choice edition of Trashy Divorces! Stacie has the surprising and sad tale of model Anna Nicole Smith, whose Playboy notoriety, marriage to a billionaire octogenarian, and sometimes inexplicable life choices made her catnip to the tabloids and someone who was relatable to millions when she died. Then…
 
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! In honor of the Wearing of the Green, we’ve got two bonus stories for you. Alicia has the sordid story of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, whose husband moved his mistress into their shared home. Stacie has the shocking violence in the long relationship between current exes, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. Ne…
 
It’s all Judy Garland, all the time! This week, Stacie kicks us off with the mysterious and incredibly brief marriage between actress Renee Zellweger (who just won Best Actress for Judy) and country star Kenny Chesney. They tied the knot after knowing each other just five months, and when Renee filed to annul the marriage for “fraud” four months la…
 
The Mia Farrow-Frank Sinatra marriage and divorce is a story with surprising right-now resonance. Alicia shares the tale of how a very young Mia Farrow met and fell in love with Frank, who was expecting a very different kind of wife than he got. There’s also a cat. Then, Stacie brings us the story of another Trashy Divorces All-Star, Larry King, wh…
 
This week, Stacie dives into Rat Pack friend Shirley MacLaine and her 28-year-long marriage to Steve Parker. Spoiler: The revelations that set off the divorce are out of this world! Then, Alicia brings us the story of a genuine Trashy Divorces All Star: Zsa Zsa Gabor, and her eight to ten (?) husbands. Some are more notable than others, but all are…
 
Welcome back! Have you ever wondered how the men of the Rat Pack developed their sense of style? In our eighth episode of Ocean’s Eleven: 12 Degrees of Frank Sinatra, Alicia shares the strange but true life story of international man of mystery, James Bond inspiration, and husband to two American heiresses (among a few other women) Porfirio Rubiros…
 
Sinatra was a big booster for Ronald Reagan as California governor, part of Sinatra’s own shift from Democratic to Republican politics. This week in our Ocean’s Eleven: 12 Degrees of Frank Sinatra season, Stacie has the 1940-1949 marriage and divorce of Academy Award winning actress Jane Wyman and future president Ronald Reagan. Then, Alicia has th…
 
This week in our Ocean’s Eleven season, we take a look at the two Tess Oceans. In 1960, the Rat Pack – plus Angie Dickinson – starred in a heist flick called Ocean’s 11. In 2001, a more modern set of actors, including Julia Roberts, built a new Ocean’s franchise. Both women portrayed mastermind Danny Ocean’s estranged or former wife. Alicia has all…
 
Are you ready for some Rat Pack? This week, Stacie has so much #trashcandy about Dean Martin, whose ethics seem highly situational, and Alicia covers Sammy Davis Jr., whose life was threatened anytime he fell in love. Can’t get enough #trashcandy? Join us at Patreon.com/TrashyDivorces for early ad-free releases, bonus divorce stories, weekly Trashy…
 
You can’t talk Sinatra without eventually talking about some Kennedy trash, so in week four of Ocean's Eleven: 12 Degrees of Frank Sinatra, Alicia brings us the first ever Kennedy divorce. Patricia Kennedy Lawford, sister to JFK, RFK, and Ted, married Hollywood heartthrob Peter Lawford and probably expected he'd settle down. He did not, and after y…
 
Alicia’s been tangling the web, but you may not be ready for the trashy affair, marriage, affairs, and divorce of Frank Sinatra and his second wife, movie legend Ava Gardner. It’s our third installment of Ocean’s 11: Twelve Degrees of Frank Sinatra, and this one’s got all the #trashcandy. Then, it’s Dolly Parton’s birthday today, and to honor the q…
 
For our second dive into the Ocean's Eleven: 12 Degrees of Frank Sinatra season, Stacie has the Rat Pack-adjacent comedian and original King of Late Night, Johnny Carson. He was a private person who was possibly America's most beloved and public figure for three decades. His three divorces – and final, apparently happy marriage, reveal the split-sc…
 
It’s the #trashpack, y'all! For our fifth season launch, Alicia is deep-diving into Frank Sinatra’s trashy life and loves. This week we kick off with Ol’ Blue Eyes’s first marriage and divorce to Nancy Barbato; Nancy Senior, if you will. Are you ready for "Ocean’s 11: 12 Degrees of Frank Sinatra?" Then, Stacie has the surprisingly trashy tale of Ch…
 
Happy New Year, everybody! Can you believe it: January 1 is one year to the day since we launched Trashy Divorces. What a ride 2019 has been! To celebrate, we’ve decided not to trash up your first day of 2020, but instead to share some sterling examples of lasting, enduring love. Thank you so much for making this year and this podcast such an incre…
 
Hello, and welcome to our season four closer and our last (regular) episode of 2019! This week, Alicia has the true crime story of Christmas crooner Andy Williams and his marriage to, divorce from, and defense of his ex-wife, alleged murderer Claudine Longet. Then, Stacie has the dirty details of Tommy Mattola's pursuit of and marriage to superstar…
 
Alicia got some sad news this week, so we’re hopping into our time machine and heading back to merry olde England, circa 1560, to take a look at the original Staircase Murder. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Bess held the affection of many men, but pony boy Robert Dudley found his feelings reciprocated. Until his wife Amy Robsart was found d…
 
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