June 14, 7: Moffa, now 76, had been married 52 years, and the thought of having to start her life over was frightening. According to a Pew Research Center report from March of this year, the divorce rate for married people in the US age 50 and older is now about double what it was in the s.
And, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics and US Census Bureau, the divorce rate for those 65 and older tripled from to Experts say the trend makes sense. While she was blindsided by his request, she ultimately found it liberating. You start to question, what do I want with the rest of my life?
It was the second divorce for Biordi, who split with her first husband in her 20s when she had a young daughter. This time was less difficult, she says.
You cannot rely on another person in this life to account for your happiness. But divorce is still divorce, and splitting up after decades has its own set of complications. Moffa regrets not leaving her husband earlier.
And scandalous, high-profile gray divorces have made headlines of late. Page Six exclusively reported that, last July after 58 years of marriage, Linda Macklowe, 79, filed for divorce from her billionaire real estate developer hubby, Harry Macklowealso 79, upon learning he was housing his French mistress in an apartment less than a mile from their home in the Plaza hotel. You can do it — at any age.
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