Kathy Griffin files for divorce from Randy Brick

 December 31, 2023

Comedian Kathy Griffin has initiated divorce proceedings against her husband of nearly four years, Randy Bick, filing the paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday.

The divorce is attributed to "irreconcilable differences," according to court documents.

The marriage

Griffin and Bick tied the knot on New Year's Day, less than three years after the comedian faced professional repercussions.

CNN terminated her annual New Year's Eve hosting position alongside Anderson Cooper in the aftermath of a controversial photo she posted, featuring herself holding what appeared to be the decapitated head of then-President Trump. The incident generated significant backlash.

On social media, Griffin seemingly alluded to the divorce, expressing her sentiments with a concise, "Well … s---. This sucks."

TMZ initially reported that the couple, without children, had a prenuptial agreement in place, and Griffin has requested the court to refrain from awarding any spousal support to Bick, who works as a marketing executive.

Previous relationship

This isn't Griffin's first experience with marriage. She was previously married to actor Matt Moline from 2001 to 2006.

Their tumultuous split included Griffin accusing Moline of theft during an appearance on "Larry King Live" in 2006. Despite the challenges, Griffin incorporated the difficulties of her marriage into her comedic material.

Reflecting on her relationship with Bick, who is 18 years her junior, Griffin stated in 2016 to People magazine, "Well you know I didn’t think it would last [because] he’s 18 years younger than I am!" Griffin told People magazine in 2016 of her relationship with Bick.

"We’ve been together five years now, and we have a great time, and he’s very sweet and very mellow. He’s like a regular guy, you know, he’s like a real guy. He’s not like a Hollywood guy," she added.

She went on to describe their five-year relationship as enjoyable, emphasizing Bick's down-to-earth qualities.

Her career

Griffin is set to make a return to the spotlight with a new comedy tour titled "My Life on the PSTD-List," scheduled for next year.

The tour marks her comeback after the fallout from the controversial photo, indicating a renewed focus on her career and personal life in the wake of her divorce filing.

Kathy Griffin revealed she believes her mental health struggles started around 2017, coinciding with widespread criticism for a photo holding a mask of then-President Donald Trump covered in ketchup. Griffin, who faced backlash for the controversial image, did not explicitly mention it.

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