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Jacqueline and Max Anderson To Divorce

From her Facebook page:

A letter to family, friends, and colleagues from Jacqueline Buckingham and Maxwell Anderson:

It is with ongoing love and deepest mutual respect that we share the news of our legal divorce.

Although a legal marriage bond is behind us, we are moving forward with new vows as dedicated partners in parenting, committed champions of each other as individuals, and strong supporters of each other’s careers, dreams, and life’s work.

For nearly 20 years, we have worked as a devoted team, and are extremely proud of our marriage and our two children together. It is our sincere goal to honor our marriage and family, and allow what was built together, to continue to thrive.

Max will continue as director of the Dallas Museum of Art. Jacqueline is working on a book on this positive approach to evolving relationships and her own divorce process titled Separating into Wholeness: Revolutionary Relationships & Evolutionary Families. She is embarking on a book series and plans to teach and speak across the country. More information found at www.jacquelinebuckingham.com.

In writing this letter we are seeking not condolences but best wishes on life’s journey ahead.

With love,
Max & Jacqueline

It is tempting to make a quip about a divorce announcement that comes with news of a book in the works about said divorce, but now is not the time. Let us bear in mind that children are involved. Let’s bear this in mind, too. And, just for good measure, this.

11 comments on “Jacqueline and Max Anderson To Divorce

  1. “Max will continue as director of the Dallas Museum of Art.”

    What a brave soldier.

  2. At this moment, single men all over Dallas are scheduling teeth-whitening appointments and getting back in touch with their personal trainers. Probably some married men too.

  3. Further proof (if any were needed) that we are living in the Age of Narcissism

  4. “Let’s bear this in mind, too. And, just for good measure, this.”

    Thank you!! NOW, I don’t have to go to the gym today because I just spent 2,000 calories, deep gut laughing!!!

    I wonder what chapter of the new age relationship book will talk about posing like that, leg hiked in the air, when you have small children and a husband that is trying to lead a major museum. Would that be under the chapter called “Look at Me, not Him” or the one titled: “Next!”

    Max Anderson came to town with a highly touted vision for the future of the DMA. Perhaps now that he is divorced from the Rockette, he can (finally) get to work. There has been precious little to tout so far, and the DMA deserves better.

    SMB

  5. You’re right, SMB. Ain’t a whole lot been getting done there. I wonder if Mrs. Anderson, er, Ms. Buckingham (is that a made up name?) was waiting to leave Indianapolis before pulling the trigger on her divorce/book/yoga videos. Her narcissism is far more suited for Dallas than Indy. Also, has anyone ever looked into Mr. Anderson’s “accomplishments” at the Whitney Museum. I bet there’s a story there if you ask the right person.

  6. Uh, Dan, I think most married guys want to “get younger at that position.”

  7. I think there was an article in FD Luxe about Max Anderson not long after he came to Dallas. There was reference to his work at the Whitney in that article. Also, he made the DMA exhibits (except for major exhibits) free and membership is free, so there’s that. He’s not been here long. Let’s give him a chance.

  8. Also, has anyone ever looked into Mr. Anderson’s “accomplishments” at the Whitney Museum. I bet there’s a story there if you ask the right person.

    Good point. Hoo and likely also true in Indy.

    The whole thing has an ‘ick’ factor that does not become the DMA.

    Most of all, it’s terribly sad for the children.

  9. Is this from a Portlandia episode? I am not sure if they are divorcing or renouncing the concept of marriage?