Back to being single. TMZ says that Shannen Doherty, 52, filed divorce papers against her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, in Los Angeles on Friday, April 21, just in time for the weekend. According to the news source, the formal papers said the two had been apart since January for a few months.
In 2011, the 90s teen star and her husband got married. Then, in 2015, Shannen was told she had breast cancer. She has been open about her fight with the disease, which came back in February 2020 at stage IV. In 2019, she talked about how cancer had brought them closer together.
Shannen Doherty has been married three times, but none of those relationships lasted.
All you need to know about each time Shannen Doherty was married
Shannen Doherty, who is 52 years old, became a teen idol with the Fox show Beverly Hills, 90210 in the 1990s. As Brenda Walsh, she fought with co-stars like Jennie Garth as the high school drama played out over ten years from 1990 to 2000. But she was already a good actor when she was young. Before she became famous, she appeared on shows like Little House on the Prairie and Our House and voiced the main character in The Secret of NIMH.
Shannen had a long and successful acting career after 90210. She starred in movies and TV shows like Mallrats, the cult hit series Charmed, and even the talent show Dancing With The Stars.
Behind the scenes, she dated some famous people and even married three times, but none of those relationships worked out. So as news comes out that she is divorcing her husband of 11 years, Kurt Iswarienko, here are some facts about her three marriages.
According to PEOPLE, Brenda married the photographer in a black-tie wedding at sunset in Malibu in 2011. It was her third marriage and by far the most successful. Even though they didn’t have children, they were together for eleven years. And it looked like Kurt was with her when she was told she had breast cancer in 2015. So when she got married to him, she felt good about things.
“To me, marriage is such a huge commitment that I’d never do it on the sly again,” she told PEOPLE in 2010 before she got married to Kurt. “I know better now.” After her cancer was found in 2015 and reached stage IV by February 2020, she said Kurt was there for her. In a different interview with PEOPLE in 2019, she said, “Cancer made us stronger.” “Kurt and I now like each other much more than we did before.”
But on April 21, 2023, it was said that Shannen had asked Kurt for a divorce. Documents that TMZ got a show that the couple broke up months earlier, in January 2023. “Divorce is the last thing Shannen wanted,” Leslie Sloane, Shannen’s agent, said in a statement to HollywoodLife. “Unfortunately, she thought she had no choice but to do what she did. Kurt’s agent, Collier Grimm, is very active and can be reached at PICTUREKID.
In 2003, Shannen married Rick Salomon, an online gaming site owner and a poker player. The marriage lasted less than a year, and after only nine months, the couple divorced. Rick has also been married twice to Pamela Anderson, it should be said. They split after their second marriage, which lasted from 2014 to 2015.
In 2003, a sex tape of him with hotel heiress and celebrity Paris Hilton also made him famous.
Shannen’s first husband was Ashley Hamilton, an actor tress and the son of George Hamilton. They got married on October 11, 1993, and filed for divorce in April 1994, a few months later. Shannen married for the first time when she was only 22. He went on to marry model Angie Everhart between 1996 and 1997.
Politics and activism
Shannen Doherty signed up to be a Republican. Complex magazine quotes her as saying, “I know that most people in the entertainment business are Democrats. That doesn’t bother me at all. And the fact that I’m a Republican shouldn’t bother them at all.”
Shannen Doherty is a big animal rights activist and a backer of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. In 2014, when she did the Ice Bucket Challenge, she challenged the group’s founder, Paul Watson, and people worldwide who support the group.
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A bad girl’s image
From the time she was on Beverly Hills, 90210, Shannen Doherty got a bad name in the media for her bad behavior, which stuck with her for a long time. During her three years on Charmed, this reputation grew when tabloids spread stories of a fight with co-star Alyssa Milano. As a result, Doherty left both shows after a few seasons on bad terms. On Charmed, producer Aaron Spelling reportedly fired her after Milano gave him an ultimatum.
Shannen Doherty: Everything To Know About Her 3 Marriages That Didn’t Last