Def Leppard Divorce: Couple Splits After 25 YearsBy: Amanda Crum - November 19, 2012
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has filed for divorce from his wife Julie after 25 years of marriage, and is asking the judge not to make him pay spousal support, citing irreconcilable differences. They have two children together.
Campbell, an Irish musician who played for Dio and Whitesnake before joining Def Leppard, took over guitarist duties after Steve Clark died in 1992. The band, which had found major success worldwide until then, suddenly began to falter due to the onset of the grunge movement and realized they were being phased out of the music scene. It wasn’t until an infamous “Behind The Music” episode on VH1 that they were brought back into the limelight, and the episode spawned a made-for-tv movie called “Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story”, which sent the band back into stardom. They went on to continued success with Campbell as their guitarist and are still touring.