Divorce attorneys in Pasadena see it every so often: a couple at each others throats, facing down a potentially brutal divorce, all of a sudden reconciles at the eleventh hour. It is indeed rare, but it does happen occasionally. Therefore, supermodel Stephanie Seymour and billionaire almost-ex-husband Peter Brant aren't really that different from other reconciled couples, except for that whole supermodel and billionaire thing. The pair has decided to call off their much-documented divorce this week, and we have got to say we're a little surprised.
After all, it was not that long ago when the couple made headlines for their biting words, dramatic accusations and nanny tug-of-wars. Seymour and Brant announced their divorce in March 2009. Things got downright ugly when Brant publicly accused his wife of abusing drugs and alcohol. As part of their divorce proceedings, Seymour was court-ordered to undergo routine drug and alcohol tests. Seymour was nearly held in contempt of court in June when she blew off a drug test while she was in St. Bart's vacationing with two of their children.
Seymour fired back that Brant was harassing the children through their nannies and using their hired staff to spy on her. The couple's vast belongings were also a contention for heated arguments. Several valuable pieces of art, including original works by Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman, as well as priceless antiques were a few of the items the couple bickered over. A whopping 12,000 pages of divorce documents were strapped to the case, profiling every nook and cranny of the failed marriage. Finally, gossip of infidelity from both spouses spread like wildfire as the divorce loomed, seemingly inevitable.
And yet Seymour and Brant appeared holding hands last Monday as they walked into the Middletown Superior Court in Connecticut. According to a statement from their public relations office, "The parties have withdrawn their divorce action and are reconciling." Seymour and Brant are both looking forward to putting the whole unpleasant experience behind them, according their reps. Judge Lynda Munro, who presided over the divorce hearing, applauded the reconciliation while offering "I'm a true believer in marriage. It's hard work growing old together, but it's actually sort of fun." Aww. Viva l'amour!