Rose McGowan’s divorce is less surprising than that she was married at all

Rose McGowan has been engaged twice before she was married in 2013. Less than three years later she filed for divorce from estranged husband Davey Detail. Once the divorce was finalized, destroying their embryos was the most interesting thing about the whole matter.

Two failed engagements

Rose McGowan with first boyfriend Marilyn Manson

Rose McGowan with first boyfriend Marilyn Manson

Once upon a time, Rose McGowan was engaged to shock rocker Marilyn Manson. She was the beauty, he was the beast. At least, that’s what it looked like to the world. The two were engaged for two years before calling it quits.

Speaking about her famous ex-relationship, Rose said last year that different lifestyles were to blame for the breakup. She also insinuated that cocaine use played a role, though it wasn’t entirely clear if it was Manson using or if it had been her. Somewhat evasively she pleaded the Fourth (though it should’ve been the Fifth).

But the past is the past and that wasn’t her only failed engagement. Rose was also engaged to director Robert Rodriguez. Again, the engagement lasted about two years before the couple called things off. We don’t know what and who might have been blamed in this instance.

A wedding at last

Nowadays it seems difficult to imagine that Rose McGowan ever married at all, but she did. It was artist Davey Detail who dragged her down the aisle and got the ‘I do’ from her. That was in October 2013. At the time they had been together for two years, during one of which they were already engaged.

The wedding was apparently ethereal and whilst the couple was married, they were often photographed looking happy and in love. But when Rose filed for divorce in February, she listed the 1st of May 2015 as the day of separation. That means the couple had been separated for nine months before filing. Whilst Rose had been seen without her wedding ring on multiple occasions last year, nobody seemed to worry much about the status of her marriage. Needless to say, though, that once the separation became widely known, everyone went back to all those times that she had been seen without a ring on her finger.

No ring on her finger

And now we know why she didn’t wear her wedding band.

Robert Rodriguez Rose McGowan's second boyfriend

Robert Rodriguez Rose McGowan’s second boyfriend

When she filed for divorce she requested that spousal support should be denied. Documents have also been cited as showing that there will be a ‘stipulated judgement’, which indicates that the exes have already reached a settlement agreement. Rose and Davey seem to keep things amicable as there has been no evidence of any fighting whatsoever.

It’s interesting to note that Rose may have been the first one to be surprised to be married and maybe not so surprised to get a divorce. A few weeks after her wedding she was asked how things were going. She responded with ‘Well, I’m not divorced yet.’

Well, as of November 2016 the divorce was finalized, so she can no longer make such a claim. The most interesting part about their divorce was the embryos the two had frozen away. Those were to be destroyed as part of the divorce agreement, which is hardly surprising given that the two were definitely not going to have children together anymore. Besides that, Rose would keep their home and both of them were to keep their cars and other personal possessions. And neither of them was going to receive spousal support. So, that was settled then.

Never getting married again?

Rose is nothing if not a free spirit. At some point in her career, she came to the realisation that Hollywood was no longer for her. The stories had become repetitive and boring; there was no challenge to her as an actor anymore. Not to mention that she has repeatedly called out the rampant sexism in the industry.

Rose has become an outspoken activist, feminist and someone who likes to challenge the status quo at every turn. She freely admits that she hasn’t always been like that. She allowed Hollywood to twist and turn her and complied with too many things that she is no longer willing to put up with.

Perhaps marriage was one of those things. Some argue that it is an outdated construct imposed by the patriarchy to keep control of women. Marriage shouldn’t be politicized. It should, ultimately, always be about love and nobody has the right to question who wants to get married to whom and for what reasons. If it doesn’t work out, the two parties will get a divorce. It sounds simple enough, but more often than not it’s horribly complicated.

Rose McGowan may never get married again. She much rather rails against the establishment, which is good for her. But maybe she’ll find a partner in crime without having to put a ring on it or stick a label on it.

Dating here and there

Since her divorce, Rose has been linked to musician Jordy Asher, also known as Boots. And before you get confused, he is also known under the name Josh Latin. So, these three guys are all one and the same and Rose hasn’t been dating around, even though that impression may very well arise.

As of April 2018, the two were still an item, but there has been no news of an engagement or the likes. We expect, that Rose won’t get married again any time soon, if ever.

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Rose McGowan and Davey Detail look hot

Rose McGowan and Davey Detail look hot

Rose McGowan and Davey Detail snapped at a red carpet event

Rose McGowan and Davey Detail snapped at a red carpet event

Rose McGowan and Davey Detail awesomeness

Rose McGowan and Davey Detail awesomeness

Rose McGowan with third husband Davey Detail

Rose McGowan with third husband Davey Detail

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