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While Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's divorce dominated the celebrity athlete breakup rumor mill, NFL Hall of Fame member Deion Sanders and his wife also split up this week.

His was nickname "Prime Time" for his showmanship as well as his immense talent ... though he may end up wishing he wasn't living quite so large now that he and soon-to-be-ex wife Pilar Sanders are divorcing. Why, you ask?

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A prevision of his prenup? The bigger home Deion inhabits, the bigger home he has to buy Pilar. Seriously. Their agreement states that if they split, he would buy Pilar a house that is equal to half the value of whatever their current home is.

Their current Texas home's listing price? $21 million.

Pilar Sanders has been house hunting since Thanksgiving. The couple has three children together, Shilo, Shedeur and Shelomi, and has been married 10 years.

The 44-year-old Sanders played in the NFL from 1989-2005 and also played Major League Baseball for a few years. He was previously married to Carolyn Chambers, with whom he shares two children, Deion Jr. and Deiondra.

Yes, Deion and Deiondra.

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Actress Debra Messing and her husband, writer-producer Daniel Zelman, have separated after more than a decade of marriage, according to news reports.

People first reported that the couple - parents to a 7-year-old son, Roman - separated privately earlier this year. The news was shared publicly this week.

Messing, 43, and Zelman, 44, met when both were pursuing graduate degrees in acting at NYU during the early 1990s. They married in September 2000.

Daniel Zelman, Debra Messing

A photo of Debra Messing and her husband from 2009.

Us cites an individual close to the pair who says the former Will and Grace star and Zelman recently moved to New York and are still living together.

“It’s very amicable,” the source explains of the two.

That's good at least. Here's wishing both the best.

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Chaz Bono and his Jennifer Elia, his fiancee, have broken up.

The couple have called off their engagement and "are no longer a couple," a rep for Bono confirms. Howard Bragman, Chaz's publicist, said the following:

"Chaz Bono and Jennifer Ella leave this relationship mutually and with great love, respect and affection toward one another. No further amplification will be forthcoming and they ask that you respect their privacy at this time."

Chaz Bono and Jennifer Ella

Jennifer Ella and Chaz Bono got engaged earlier this year, but were a couple since 1999, long before he underwent gender reassignment surgery to become a man.

Chaz, who enjoyed a nice run on Dancing With the Stars this fall despite a firestorm of controversy, popped the question on his reality show Being Chaz.

We wish both of them the best in this difficult, emotional time.

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Vanessa Bryant, the wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant, filed for divorce Friday afternoon, citing "irreconcilable differences." They were married 10 and a half years.

Sources say that Vanessa decided to end the marriage because she thinks the Los Angeles Lakers guard has been unfaithful ... and not for the first time.

As one source close to Vanessa put it, "She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough."

"This one is the straw that broke the camel's back."

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Vanessa Bryant famously stuck by Kobe after he was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003 (he was acquitted of all charges).

Apparently the cheating didn't end there, though, and while Kobe "desperately" wants to win her back and will do "whatever it takes" ... good luck.

Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their two daughters, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5, but is asking that the basketball superstar get visitation rights

There is no prenup, so 29-year-old Vanessa is entitled to half the empire built over the last decade by NBA MVP and five-time champion Kobe, 33.

She's also requesting spousal support, which Kobe will pay. The Bryants released a joint statement saying they have "resolved all issues" privately.

No word on whether Kobe plans on changing his uniform number yet again or if Vanessa plans on joining the new season of VH1's Basketball Wives.

SIDE NOTE: That $4 million ring Kobe gave Vanessa after the 2003 scandal - later referred to as "the Kobe special" by Tiger Woods - all hers. Gift, babe.

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We have an update on the ugly Rodney Atkins situation.

As previously reported, the country singer was arrested last month on a charge of domestic violence that included trying to smother his wife with a pillow, an allegation Atkins denies. Now, TMZ has obtained the divorce documents between Rodney and Tammy Atkins and they at least prove the couple can agree on something.

Rodney Atkins Mug Shot

Both sides acknowledge they are "unable to live together successfully as husband and wife," while each says the other is "guilty of such inappropriate marital conduct as renders further cohabitation unsafe and improper."

Tammy is asking for sole custody of the pair's 10-year old son (who she also says witnessed his dad's attack), along with alimony and child support payments.

The judge has agreed on a restraining order for the time being, barring Rodney and Tammy from "harassing, threatening, assaulting or abusing the other party." That seems like a start.

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Ashley Tisdale is a single woman once again. Correction: she's been a single woman for a little while, we're just finding out now.

Multiple sources confirm that the former High School Musical star is no longer dating director Scott Speer (below), who she started seeing in the spring of 2009. The pair have been broken up for a few weeks, an insider tells Us Weekly, adding simply:

"They tried to work it out but realized their relationship ran its course."

For The Record Scott Speer

Tisdale most recently starred on The CW's Hellcats and in her own Disney spinoff, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure. She had previously dated musician Jared Murillo.

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Tyra Banks is now a single, self-serving woman.

According to The New York Post, the America's Next Top Model host has split with Brooklyn businessman John Utendahl after three years of dating - and subsequently embarked on a quest to find herself and her faithful roots in Bali.

Tyra Banks and John Utendahl

“Tyra has gone away with a female friend and has been island-hopping, visiting Bali and taking a spiritual retreat," a source tells the newspaper.

Have no fear, though fans. We're sure Banks will return and make everything about herself again in no time.

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Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny have called off their engagement.

The Dancing With the Stars pro, 30, and the Major League Baseball pitcher, 33, have gone their separate ways after more than two years together, E! confirms.

"They're just different people," a source says of the pair, who began dating in October '09 after they first met through former DWTS contestant Chuck Lidell.

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There have been signs of potential problems for months now.

Smirnoff said she decided to postpone her January 2012 wedding to focus on DWTS, even as she praised Brad as a man who supports and loves her unconditionally.

Yet during her emotional run to Karina's first Dancing With the Stars title with partner J.R. Martinez, she never referred to Penny nor was he spotted in the audience.

Karina was also engaged to co-star Maksim Chmerkovskiy before meeting Penny. No reason was given for this split, but we wish them the best in this difficult time.

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Olympic skiing gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is officially back on the market.

The 27-year-old has filed for divorce from Thomas Vonn, Yahoo! reports.

"This is an extremely difficult time in my personal life and I hope the media and my fans can respect my need for privacy on this matter," she said in a statement.

Thomas Vonn, a former Olympic skier himself, had been her chief adviser and scheduler. "[I will] continue to be coached by the U.S. ski team," Lindsey added.

Lindsey and Thomas Vonn

Their relationship caused a rift between Lindsey and her father Alan Kildow, due in part to their nine-year age difference. Kildow, who was replaced by Thomas as her coach and mentor, was not invited to the couple's 2007 wedding.

Lindsey is one of five women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing: Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Combined.

The Minnesotan won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Equally impressively, SI published these ludicrously hot Lindsey Vonn photos.

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Sad news from The Bachelorette world today, as 2010's engaged pair ... no longer is.

"Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship," their rep said. "As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you respect the couple's privacy."

The duo's romance unfolded in 2010 on the sixth season of the reality show, when she sent home Chris Lambton and accepted Roberto's proposal on the season finale.

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In October, Ali Fedotowsky downplayed rumors that their relationship was on the rocks, saying there were other reasons for putting their wedding plans on hold.

"We didn't meet in the most traditional way. We had a very short courtship and we only knew each other nine weeks before we got engaged," Fedotowsky said.

"We are still figuring out our lives as individuals."

The 27-year-old maintained she had still planned to tie the knot with her former fiancé. "We're still engaged, we're still living together," she said at the time.

No more. Are you surprised their relationship unraveled? In the grand scheme, dating for a year and a half is pretty successful by Bachelor standards ...

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