Oscar-winning director Michael Moore, famous for documentaries challenging capitalism, has divorced his wife of 22 years following a civil court proceeding in Michigan that drew attention to his wealth.”‘Kathleen and Michael have mutually and amicably reached a divorce settlement’,” read a posting this week on Moore’s Facebook page.
For weeks, details of Moore’s divorce from his longtime spouse, Kathleen Glynn, have been trickling out of the tomes of court documents related to the case. They have revealed that as with most marriages that come to an end, the disputes between the Moore and Glynn are many.
But at least some residents of Traverse City, Mich. — the sleepy town where the couple has owned a property since 1995 — are reveling in the schadenfreude.
Moore’s filing from last year said his relationship with Glynn had broken down and there remained ‘‘no reasonable likelihood that the marriage’’ could be preserved.
Moore and Glynn own nine properties in Michigan and New York, including a Manhattan condo that once was three apartments. CelebrityNetWorth.com pegs their wealth at $50 million.
In legal pleadings, Moore blames his wife for the expansion of the 10,000-square-foot home on Torch Lake, which has a value of $2 million.
“He criticizes capitalism, but capitalism made him rich, Gary Tracy, owner of Bellaire Bait and Tackle told The Detroit News. “Why he decided to live in this conservative area, I have no idea.”
“He is not a common man,” added another resident, Nancy Schwalm. “No way.”