On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Divorce on Thursday, July 14, 2011
When most people divorce, they split the property they accumulated during their marriage. It would be difficult for comedian George Lopez to split one small piece of property he received while married. It’s a kidney.
And he got the kidney from his wife, Ann, from whom his divorce has just been finalized, according to media sources.
While a kidney donation clearly wasn’t enough to keep Lopez tied to his wife, it’s reported that their split is an amicable one rather than rancorous.
The couple had been married 17 years.
A spokesperson for Lopez said late last year when the paperwork for the marriage dissolution were officially filed that the couple remains dedicated to raising their daughter, and committed as well to continuing their business endeavors and philanthropic efforts carried out by The Lopez Foundation.
Ann Lopez donated a kidney to her husband in 2005.
George Lopez suffers from a genetic condition that damaged the organs.
He currently hosts a late-night talk show Mondays through Thursdays on TBS called Lopez Tonight.
Terms of the couple’s divorce settlement were not made public, but it’s perhaps not far-fetched to assume that in an amicable split, the terms were at the very least reasonable. The financial terms might even have been generous considering the generosity demonstrated by Lopez’s wife in risking her own health to help save her then-husband’s life.
Their divorce is an example of how affection and respect can continue past the end of the marriage, especially when people have ties that will bind them forever, such as a child — and the donation of an organ.
Source: digitalspy.com: “George Lopez divorce finalized” by Justin Harp: July 9, 2011