Did everyone else know that she even had a husband to divorce?
Although she’s been known as 'the scream queen' for most of her career, Neve Campbell is quite the opposite when it comes to her personal life. Turns out the actress filed for divorce from her husband of three years, English actor John Light, over the summer, and the public was none the wiser until just a few days ago. Was the delay of this news perhaps a well-timed publicity stunt to boost the hype around the upcoming release of Scream 4? Or does Neve just like to keep her private affairs private?
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We have to admit we’re not really all that surprised she managed to keep it a secret for so long. Neve Campbell, 37, has a reputation for being a reclusive creature. Since she became a known name in Hollywood with her role as sensitive Julia Salinger in Party of Five in 1994, she’s rarely been in the tabloids. She altogether avoided controversy and shielded herself from the limelight so many other celebrities embrace. So, it’s no shock her divorce slipped under the radar of the media as well. Divorce Or Separation? Lessons From The Cox-Arquette Split
This is Neve Campbell’s second marriage. She was married to Canadian actor Jeff Colt for three years (They split in ‘98.) Neve later met John Light on the set of a film (aptly named Investigating Sex) in 2005, and the couple married in Malibu two years later. LimeLife.com reports that Neve cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce, and asked that the court not grant her ex spousal support. Since most people don’t even know who John Light is (minus the few who know him as Neve Campbell’s husband,) we can assume that Neve was probably the breadwinner of the household, and rightfully wants to hold on to what she’s independently earned.
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Now that she’s single, and has had almost six months to recuperate, we can expect to see Neve back on the dating scene soon. We just hope she won’t keep too low a profile if she starts getting cozy with perennial bachelors Adrian Grenier or James Franco, or her smokin’ Scream 4 costar Adam Brody.
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