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What's a Celebrity Divorce Auction?

There are several steps in the divorce process, which can be overwhelming, especially given the emotionally-taxing effect of ending a marriage. One of the steps involved in a divorce is figuring out who owns what in marital property, and coming to an agreement on diving the property. Leave it to a celebrity to come up with a creative way to divide divorce property -- an auction.

That's what Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer, his soon-to-be ex-wife, are doing with their marital property. The former couple's marital property will be auctioned off by Sotheby's Australia at an event titled: "The Art of Divorce."

The Brangelina divorce has been a hot topic for a full year at this point, and the roller coaster of emotions has come through loud and clear in the media and court filings. Despite the couple's wealth and power (or maybe in spite of it), they still have not finalized the process.

However, recently, it was discovered that Brad Pitt's attorneys are planning to file a motion with the court to hopefully speed things along. A Life and Style Magazine exclusive report claims that Brad is ready to move on with his life, and just wants to get the divorce part, at least, done and over with. Does the law allow him to do so?

Since last year, Sofia Vergara has been facing a rather difficult battle over the custody of two embryos that she and her ex, Nick Loeb, had created while undergoing IVF. Although the couple's agreement states that the embryos cannot be used without both parties' consent, Loeb is fighting in court to win the right to implant the embryos in a surrogate.

Vergara has opposed Loeb, and has refused to allow him to use the embryos. Recently, the case has taken an aggressive turn. After Vergara's attorneys learned that on two previous occasions, Loeb had impregnated women who aborted the pregnancies, the attorneys demanded Loeb disclose who those women were. The appeals court just confirmed that Loeb must reveal the women's identities.

Before there was Kimye, there was Brangelina. (And, I'm told, there are a bunch of black and white photos of famous couples from back in the day.) And the greatest celebrity coupling of its time is now coming uncoupled. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.

I know, I know -- it's a dark time for all of us. But celebrity divorces can often teach us a few lessons about our own relationships, so let's all take a deep breath and dive into quite possibly the biggest celebrity divorce of all time.

Madonna and her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, settled their bitter, nine-month-long child custody battle over their 16-year-old son Rocco. According to TMZ, the former celebrity couple was due in court on Wednesday to argue over custody. Rather than battle it out in court, the former couple worked out a settlement agreement that will allow Rocco to stay in London with his father.

Rocco left Madonna's custody on his own during her world tour. While the tour was in Europe, Rocco traveled to London to stay with his father. When Madonna returned home to New York, Rocco refused to come home and Ritchie's attorney explained that Rocco expressed his preference to live with his father in London.

An Unhappy Ending: Epilogue to 'Eat, Pray, Love' Is Divorce

Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of the bestselling book Eat, Pray, Love, wrote a sad note to fans on social media last week. Her love story with the man in that book has reached its conclusion, and the epilogue is now being written in the form of a divorce.

Gilbert said she felt forced to share the intimate detail because this is what made her famous. Eat, Pray, Love is the account of a divorced woman traveling the world in search of meaning. It was made into a hit movie starring Julia Roberts and Gilbert became the guru of bourgeois spirituality and simple secrets. Just eat, pray, love ... and move on.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Battle in Court and Media

Last year, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were married in a discreet, secret ceremony, and last week their pending divorce was made very public. Heard served Depp with divorce papers just after his mother's death and as he was promoting a new film, prompting comments that she was unkind. In response, she notified the world that he is violent, and sought a restraining order.

The restraining order was granted and Heard says that throughout their four year relationship, Johnny Depp had been physically and verbally abusive. Today, the latest issue of People magazine was published featuring a battered-looking Amber Heard on the cover.

Meet Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Divorce Lawyers

The acting couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are getting divorced after only 15 months. She reportedly filed papers only a few days after Depp’s mother died, spurring rumors that the Depp family hated Heard, his newer younger wife, according to the Daily Mail.

While some media outlets are focusing on the family — most notably the fact that Depp’s sister and production company manager has spoken out about the divorce —- others are focused on the divorce lawyers. People noted that Depp is represented in the divorce by Laura Wasser, whose name is becoming almost as common as the many celebrities she represents, while Heard is represented by Samantha Spector, who is less famous but a rising star.

Phil Spector, Behind Bars, Breaks Silence and Files for Divorce

For those who do not know, Phil Spector is a songwriter and music producer credited with great artistry, who created a thing in pop called the "Wall of Sound." The Spector story got less glorious in 2003 when he was arrested for murder. But that is also when he met his current wife, Rachelle Short Spector, who he is now divorcing from prison.

Spector, 75, is serving a 19-year prison sentence in Stockton, California for murder. He is concerned, reports Celebrity Net Worth, that his wife is spending all of his money while he's locked up. Spector will be eligible for parole in 2028.

Drew Barrymore's Third Divorce Likely to Avoid Court

Drew Barrymore is getting divorced ... again. This will be the actress's third split from a husband. The guy this time is Will Kopelman, and the couple has been married since 2012.

So what can we expect from Barrymore's third divorce? Some attorneys say not much -- she's unlikely to end up in court.