Apparently, three times isn’t a charm. At least not for Andrew Dice Clay, because the stand-up comedian just filed for divorce from his third wife Valerie Silverstein.
But here’s the thing: Neither of them are upset about it. In fact, they threw themselves a divorce party to celebrate the breakup. Clay said that things got better between the couple ever since they decided to split, and by the sound of it, they won’t be leaving each other entirely.
“The word ‘marriage’ was putting a pressure on our relationship and since we filed, we’ve been more in love and have had more respect for each other than ever before,” said Clay in a statement to People magazine. “We celebrated the divorce at Craig’s in Hollywood.”
Silverstein and Clay have been married for four years and they don’t have any children together, however, Clay has two sons from a previous marriage, and he says a lot of parents simply don’t raise their kids anymore, because they have others do it for them.
The 56-year-old said when he lived in Beverly Hills he saw some of the worst parenting ever.
“I lived in Beverly Hills for years,” he said in a 2012 interview. “I hate the rich. From what I witnessed after living there for 15 years, these people just don’t raise their kids. I used to see the lineup of cars in front of the schools and it was all the nannies. And I’d hear all the stories of, ‘My parents were in this country and that country,’ and I’m just thinking, who the f-ck is raising you?”
And it’s that very lack of parenting that causes some young people to go astray and make terrible decisions, said Clay.
“By the time the kids are 15, they’re drunks and they’re drug addicts and they’re getting chicks pregnant. The parents wonder, ‘What did I do wrong?’ What you did wrong was, you were never there.”
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