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Jane Lynch and her wife of three years, Lara Embry, have decided to split. The couple issued a statement saying that while the two deeply care about one another, they have decided to part ways.
Lynch, who is famous for playing coach Sue Sylvester on “Glee”, married Embry, a psychologist, in 2010 in Massachusetts. The couple met at a fundraiser in 2009 and hit it off right away. Embry had two young children at the time the two met, one of which lived full time with the couple after the wedding.
The divorce will mark the end of Lynch’s time as a stepmother given that she has no legal rights or responsibility over the children since that they were the product of Embry’s earlier marriage. It’s a sad split for Lynch who recently gave an interview to People Magazine where she discussed how close she had become with Embry’s children and how amazing it felt to have children to care for.
Lynch’s marriage calls to mind the split last year of one of the first gay couples to marry in California, Robin Tyler and Diane Olson. The pair was part of the original group of same-sex couples who challenged the state’s same-sex marriage ban back in 2008. The two women had known each other for 40 years and were a couple for 18. Despite being a poster child for gay and lesbian rights, Tyler said that in the end, they were only human and couldn’t help running into difficult times. In the end, the marriage simply ran its course.
Both instances demonstrate how even seemingly happy marriages can come to an end. The right to marry wasn’t meant to guarantee that gay couples would live happily ever after. The problems encountered by Lynch and her wife were likely similar to those that end heterosexual marriages every day. Regardless of the sex of your partner, marriage is hard work and can be difficult to keep open the important lines of communication. Demanding jobs, long hours, the stress of children and blending families can all take their toll.
If you find yourself facing a complicated family matter then you need the help of experienced family law attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina who can help guide you through the often confusing process of divorce.
“‘Glee’ Star Jane Lynch Pulls Plug on Marriage to Lara Embry,” by Raechal Leone Shewfelt, published at OMG.Yahoo.com.
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