07/04/2012 01:52 pm ET

Fourth Of July 2012: 5 Celebs Who Celebrated Their 'Freedom' After Divorce

After divorce, celebrities tend to make sweeping statements about their newfound single status. Some gab to the press about how thrilled they are to reclaim their "freedom" after a split, while others make a point to proclaim how "liberated" they feel now that they're rid of their ex.

Just in time for the Fourth of July, we've compiled a list of five personal declarations of independence. Click through to see which celeb said what, then tell us: Did you feel like you had won back your independence after divorce?