Not many celebrity couples have managed to pull together for over two decades. Vera Wand and husband Arthur Becker were for 22 years some of the luckiest couples under the media spotlight. A rep for the fashion designer confirmed for E! News Vera Wand and husband have decided to call it quits.
It’s a sudden decision, at least from an outsider’s point of view. However, some have pointed the couple might have had problems a long time now. The proof is Vera Wang’s black wedding gowns collection that was recently released. WWD reports the couple split only two weeks ahead of their 23th wedding anniversary.
This Tuesday the fashion world was rocked by the separation news. Mario Grauso, president of the bridal fashion designer’s company, said yesterday morning: “Vera Wang and Arthur Becker have mutually and amicably agreed to separate. They remain devoted parents to their two daughters”, Cecilia 22, and Josephine, 19.
An insider told E! News the couple has been having issues for a long time now. In fact the decision to call it quits was taken last year. “Vera and her husband were all but done last year. In fact, Vera attended Kardashian’s wedding with Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek as her date” the source revealed.
Arthur Becker has been intensely involved in the management of Vera Wang’s company. A source told WWD the two “will not let this impact the running of the company. They have worked too hard to build it up”.
Although the two have separated, nobody is using the term “divorce”. In fact, the fashion designer’s rep told E! News there is actually “no divorce to report”.
Vera Wang and Arthur Becker got married in 1989. As Vera Wang later told the New York magazine, the wedding was a surprise for everybody. “I was the girl who nobody thought would ever get married. I was going to be a fashion nun the rest of my life” she said.
Another famous couple has decided to end a long time relationship that from the outside looked to be the perfect mix. No, it’s not necessarily the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce, so abrupt it stunned everyone. We’re talking about Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradise, who decided to call it quits after 14 happy years in Hollywood and a fairy tale like love story.