LOS ANGELES - Bridget Jones is untying the knot. Renee Zellweger, who played the lovelorn Brit in "Bridget Jones's Diary," and country music star Kenny Chesney will have their four-month-old marriage annulled, Chesney's publicist, Holly Gleason, and Zellweger's Los Angeles-based publicist Nanci Ryder, confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday.
In court papers filed Wednesday, Zellweger listed "fraud" as the reason for the breakup but did not elaborate.
A phone call to her attorney was not immediately returned, nor was a call to Gleason later in the day regarding the fraud claim.
People magazine and "Entertainment Tonight" first reported the breakup, which brings to an end a whirlwind romance that began shortly before a surprise wedding in May.
Renee, Renee, Renee. There are many things that you need to know about your mate before you run off and marry him on a whim. I believe that "love at first site" does exist too. However, there are those tiny, pesky little annoyances that do come into play in a relationship. The little things. Does he snore? Is he a total slob? Does he leave the toilet seat up? How does he treat his mother? Is he a raging asshole when he's drunk? Oh, and how about...he doesn't have sex with women and he's a flaming homosexual? I'm not so sure that's a minor thing that could have been overlooked.
Fraud? I'm not so sure about that. You need to take a little responsibility for this one.
Next time do a little research. All that gushy stuff about him writing the song "I had you at hello" because he had a crush on you since Jerry Maguire. I'm going to go out on a limb here and state for the record...I think he wrote it for Tom.