The TV star’s marriage falls apart after rumors of him cheating on his wife who had also donated a kidney to him!
A strong marriage
Successful TV show host George Lopez might have used the power of humour to bring sanity to his terrible childhood, but did it work coping with the end of his 17-year long marriage with Ann Serrano?
Most people have admired the strong marital bonds shared between George Lopez and his wife Ann Serrano; theirs’ was one of the few success stories in the entertainment business as far as matrimony went. George and Ann got married in 1993 and they had daughter Mayan. Their marriage was happy by all accounts. In 1995, in a rare case of love, Ann even donated one of her kidneys to George, giving him a fresh lease on life. George even lost around 45lbs making him feel healthier than before.
The two continued happily for many more years.
An acrimonious divorce
But, cracks must have started appearing in their marital life because there were rumours in the media of infidelity on the part of George post his transplant surgery. The rumours were never actually confirmed, but they continued. So, it was almost inevitable when in 2010, Ann filed for divorce. The reason given for the divorce was “irreconcilable differences.” George gave out a statement stating that both had agreed to the divorce. The divorce was officially finalized by 2011. For the most part, the divorce itself was relatively amicable, only for the sake of their teenage daughter’s peace of mind and happiness. The only apparent fallout was the cancellation of TBS’s Lopez Tonight show, which had at one time attracted top celebrities.
Things turned acrimonious, however, when the two continued to hash out the financial aspects of the divorce settlement for almost another two years. The decision they have taken now is to agree to halve George’s retirement fund contributions that were made during the seventeen years they were together. Nobody knows how much the fund was worth, though, and any payments after the divorce was finalized, would remain George’s.
George took a while to get over his divorce, mind you. Early in 2014, George was arrested for drunken behaviour at a casino in Canada; he had joked about it later that since he had a bit too much to drink, he had decided to go to sleep on the floor! But one can discern that there have been more negatives after his divorce than just the obvious ones and that he still needs to cope with the trauma.
He’s not known to be dating anyone officially, but it’s unlikely that he’s not seen anyone since his divorce.
On the upside, George Lopez is making a comeback on television and having fresh beginnings with his new TV show St.George.