Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 42 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Anthony Anderson Addresses Oscars Controversy at NAACP Image Awards: 'This Is What Diversity Is Supposed to Look Like'
- Read the Cover Story: Amy Duggar King: I'm Doing It My Way
- NAACP Image Awards 2016: Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith, Laverne Cox Make Best Dressed List
- Carolina Panthers' Kurt Coleman Opens Up About the Unique Bond He Shares With the College Teammate He Paralyzed
- Survivor Alum Michael Skupin Charged with Child Pornography and Racketeering
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- August 07, 1995
- Vol. 44
- No. 6
Forget Forever, Batman
Time apart may, in fact, have contributed to the breakup. While he was promoting Batman Forever in Europe two weeks ago, British tabloids began trumpeting Kilmer's marital woes. The actor denied any problems but admitted, "The only downside to Batman is that I didn't see much of my home for a while." Then, on July 21, Whalley-Kilmer, 33, filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking custody of both children. The couple had no further comment on the split, but last week Kilmer's brother Mark—a 37-year-old mental-health worker from California who says he has been estranged from Val over a financial dispute—told London's News of the World, "Things have not been right between Val and Joanne for months."
Making Batman certainly uprooted the couple, who rented Faye Dun-away's Malibu home last September for the five-month shoot. Back in Santa Fe, Kilmer was at his wife's hospital bedside for Jack's birth, but he soon returned to L.A.—alone—for the Batman premiere.
The rift marks a sad turn for a couple who once seemed touched by kismet. The Doors star first laid eyes on his future wife in 1983, when, while filming in London, he spotted her in a play. For days, Kilmer has said, he loitered outside the theater to wait for the actress but never worked up the courage to approach her. It was in 1987, on the New Zealand set of Willow, George Lucas's medieval fantasy, that the two formally met as costars, although Kilmer at first didn't realize she was the woman with whom he had been so infatuated. This time he set about courting her with theater tickets and flowers. The two were married in February 1988.
As news of their troubles broke in London, Kilmer detoured from his publicity rounds to hide out in Ireland with his longtime friend Johnny Depp, who was there with Marlon Brando filming the since-canceled Divine Rapture. On July 20, a bearded Kilmer (later donning a hat and sunglasses) arrived in Port Douglas, Australia to begin shooting The Island of Dr. Moreau, also with Brando. Joanne remains in L.A. with the children. "She is hoping," says her lawyer Dennis M. Wasser, "that issues with her husband will be resolved amicably."
KAREN BRAILSFORD in Los Angeles MICHAEL HAEDERLE in New Mexico and DENNIS PASSA in Australia
- Karen Brailsford,
- Michael Haederle,
- Dennis Passa.
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!