Are flirty text messages a sign your spouse is cheating?
In the video above from Wednesday's episode of "Dr. Drew's Life Changers," Dr. Drew Pinsky talks to a woman, Violet, who believes her husband is cheating on her after discovering questionable text messages on his phone, including one where he tells another woman he loves her.
When her husband, Kurt, takes issue with his wife going through his cell phone, Pinsky offers the couple some general advice: "One of the things I always say is you really shouldn't have anything on your phone or on your computer that would upset your partner. That's a good rule of thumb for us all to live by."
That advice could prove vital in divorce court, where texts are increasingly being used as a form of evidence. A survey released by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) in February 2012 indicated that 92 percent of lawyers polled have seen an increase in the number of cases using evidence taken from iPhones, Droids, and other smart phones in the past three years.
"Basically, having evidence in writing is always the most effective proof in demonstrating that someone is being dishonest, contradictory, and lacks credibility," AAML president Ken Altshuler wrote in a blog on the Huffington Post. "Credibility is the coin of the realm in the world of family law. Once you can effectively question someone's credibility with their own written statements, then everything else can be doubted about them."
<strong>a) Kathleen Robertson b) Kayte Walsh c) Kate Major d) Ramona Singer</strong>
Kelsey Grammar and Kayte Walsh began dating <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2083272/Kelsey-Grammer-confesses-6-month-affair-Kayte-Walsh-leaving-wife-Camille.html?ito=feeds-newsxml" target="_hplink">six months</a> prior to his divorce from Camille. He and Kayte were married at the Plaza Hotel in February 2011.
<strong>a) Chevy Chase b) Eddie Murphy c) David Spade d) Robin Williams</strong>
In 1986, Robin Williams <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1992/08/09/style/the-sexes-pillow-talk.html" target="_hplink">was sued by</a> Michelle Tish Carter for reportedly giving her Herpes during a sexual encounter two years earlier. At the time, Williams was married to Valerie Velardi.
<strong>a) Ben Affleck b) Ice Cube c) Michael Vartan d) Richard Gere</strong>
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,628191,00.html" target="_hplink">met on the set</a> of their 2003 film, "Gigli." She <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,628191,00.html" target="_hplink">reportedly</a> began introducing Affleck as her boyfriend three days prior to filing for divorce from Judd.
<strong>a) Shaunie O'Neil b) Vanessa Bryant c) Juanita Jordan d) Khloe Kardashian</strong>
In 2003, Kobe Bryant had sexual relations with a Colorado hotel front-desk employee while married to Vanessa. The woman <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/02/national/02kobe.html" target="_hplink">accused Bryant of rape</a> but the charges were later dropped.
<strong>a) Jimmy Kimmel b) Conan O'Brien c) Jay Leno d) David Letterman</strong>
David Letterman and his assistant Stephanie Birkitt were <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2009/oct/03/entertainment/et-letterman3" target="_hplink">reportedly lovers</a> during their time together at CBS. Letterman was married to Regina Lasko at the time. Birkitt's diary was at the heart of an extortion scandal in which former <em>48 Hours</em> producer Joe Halderman attempted to get $2 million from the late-night host.
<strong>a) Ryan O'Neal b) Robert Culp c) Paul Newman d) Steve McQueen</strong>
Robert Evans and Ali MacGraw were one of Hollywood's most famed couples; he was the head of Paramount Studios in the 1960s and 1970s and she was the star of the blockbuster film "Love Story". She left Evans after she fell in love with her co-star, Steve McQueen. <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/features/2010/03/ali-macgraw-201003" target="_hplink">MacGraw married McQueen in 1973.</a>
<strong>a) Dave Annable b) Bryan Greenberg c) Rob Lowe d) Eddie Cibrian </strong>
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/InTheSpotlight/leann-rimes-affair-actor-eddie-cibrian/story?id=12032482#.TweSzGPLxNY" target="_hplink">began an extramarital affair</a> on the set of their Lifetime movie, "Northern Lights." After divorcing both their respective spouses, the pair married in a private ceremony in April 2011.
<strong>a) Todd Meister b) Charlie Shanian c) David Katzenberg d) Brandon Jenner</strong>
Tori Spelling and Charlie Shanian married in 2003. <a href="http://http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1117511,00.html" target="_hplink">They called it quits</a> 16 months later, after revelations of her affair with Dean McDermott surfaced. One month after their divorce was finalized, Spelling and McDermott married in a private ceremony.