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Director David Lynch Files for Divorce -- After a Month

6/13/2006 8:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

'Twin Peaks' director David Lynch filed for divorce this week, Hollywood-style.

Lynch filed to divorce wife Mary Sweeney on June 12 -- two days after the couple separated and only a month after they were married, according to the petition filed in LA County Superior Court. The timing is unusual, considering that the pair have a 14-year-old son together.

In the filing, Lynch cites "irreconcilable differences" for the divorce.

In addition to having a child together, Lynch and Sweeney also have worked together for years, with Sweeney working on Lynch projects like 'Blue Velvet' and the upcoming 'Inland Empire.'

See the court documents

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1.

stan    

A month is not a chance. This is another straight couple making a mockery of marriage and you straights won't let us gay peple get married. I can see why now you don't. Most of You set such good examples.

2972 days ago
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BarnabasBra    

No, this is a case of two people who were together for a long time without being married, and got married to try and "save" the relationship when it had already hit the rocks. Somehow the marriage was supposed to fuse something that was long broken.

One of those reasons I don't care too much for living together before marriage, at length - it basically gives you the worst of both worlds. You have all of their habits and crap to adjust to (and them yours) without the sense that they are going to stick with you for the long haul. Living together or having a baby should be something you do AFTER you decide you're made for each other, not to "check". Statistically speaking, if you live with someone for a long time (not 6 months, but 5 years or so), on a "wait and see" basis, and then decide to get married or commit, your marriage has less of a chance of succeeding than if you did not live together, and married/committed much earlier in the relationship (usually the first 2 years or so).

Agree with you that gays should be able to get married - I know several gay couples who have been together for years, and definitely seem more committed and "married" than straight folks who are in "starter marriages".

2971 days ago
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Angela    

I think the marriage was doomed from the start. I believe that living together before marriage is wrong. I also believe that marrige should only be for a man and a woman. There should not be any same sex marriages. This is wrong. Remember our beginning? Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. And people wonder why our nation/world is so screwed up...please. We need to get back to the basics of life. God first, then your family, and then your career. In this order.

2971 days ago
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Jacques Beausoliel    

"3. I think the marriage was doomed from the start. I believe that living together before marriage is wrong. I also believe that marrige should only be for a man and a woman. There should not be any same sex marriages. This is wrong. Remember our beginning? Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. And people wonder why our nation/world is so screwed up...please. We need to get back to the basics of life. God first, then your family, and then your career. In this order.

Posted at 2:48AM on Jun 14th 2006 by Angela 0 stars


Dear Angela.... Wake up... There was never an Adam or an Eve. That's just a silly story created and maintained by men who want to control others for their own designs. I do have an acquaintance named Adam, who happens to be gay, and who has been in a committed relationship to another man for may years (not Steve, unfortunately, but Bill) who feels deeply slighted by the fact that they cannot marry in this godforsaken land, and is resentful of the general bigotry of people, particularly those who call themselves "Christian". So people of the same sex should not be married because... because of some silly bible story? Because a wit such as yourself is able to make Steve rhyme with Eve?? Would it offend your precious Jesus if Adam and Bill were married? Or He Whom you refer to as GOD, the Supreme Bigot? Help me, I'm drowning in stupidity. If you want to learn why the nation/world is screwed up, you might actually have to exercise your gray matter, and that may lead you into a gray area, for which there is no room in your Christianity.

Sincerely
Jacques

2971 days ago
5.

kitty    

Gay people don't want us to bash them. You should have the same consideration. Straight people are not making your life hard. Our government is. Take it up with them. I see no problem with it. However, you seem to think that the fickle in Hollywood who change partners like we change our underwear are setting the example. Remember, gay or straight, we have the same type everywhere. I've known gays to be just as fickle in the romance department then those in Hollywood. Save your anger for fighting for your rights as people. Don't waste your energy on bashing people because they are straight. Spend your energy on passing laws to give you the same rights.

2971 days ago
6.

Britney    

Who is this guy ? No one knows him.

2971 days ago
7.

mh    

Didn't David Lynch also break up with Isabella Rosselini by fax? And then refuse to take her calls?

2971 days ago
8.

lisa    

My Gawd, all of you people are just plain stupid.

2971 days ago
9.

Billy Boy    

How can someone not know who David Lynch is? Has that many people NOT seen Eraserhead? Hmmm...probably.

Lynch might just use this "brief" marital encounter as material for a future dark
comedy.

Cheers,
Billy Boy
The Plumbutt Chronicles

2970 days ago
10.

john    

Funny part about this discussion, is there's no way David Lynch isn't gay.

1510 days ago

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