Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jack White’s divorce finalized

A Nashville judge has finalized the divorce between Jack White and Karen Elson, who split in 2011 after six years of marriage.

Rolling Stone reports the divorce agreement, which the judge signed on November 26th, names Elson as the primary residential parent for their two children, giving White about 150 days a year with them.

White gets to keep hold of all of his music businesses, which include his various bands as well as his record label, Third Man Records.

The pair originally celebrated their split with a blowout divorce party, and White said at the time that they "remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee," and "feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow."

Things took an uglier turn during a custody battle this past summer, when Elson filed a restraining order against White, characterizing the musician as an unfit father with a violent temper. White filed a countermotion objecting to the characterization and cited a series of e-mails Elson sent in May where she praised his parenting abilities.

This past week, White picked up a pair of 2014 Grammy Award nominations.

“I’m Shakin’”, the fourth single from White’s 2012 solo debut, “Blunderbuss”, earned nods for “Best Rock Performance’ and “Best Music Video.”

White is reportedly working on a follow-up album.

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