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Ben Harper Blindsides Laura Dern with Divorce

10/10/2010 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ben Harper stunned Laura Dern by filing for divorce late Friday afternoon … TMZ has learned.

Laura Dern divorce.
Harper, a two-time Grammy winner, filed legal docs citing irreconcilable differences and is asking the judge to deny Dern spousal support.

And here's what's interesting … according to the papers, Harper claims he and Dern separated back in January. But people connected with the couple, who married back in 2005, tell TMZ they have been living and traveling together throughout the year and were even intimate as recently as last week.

Harper is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's two kids: Ellery, 9, and Jaya, 5.

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76.

plynde    

everyone who knows him knows he has always been a cheater. not a nice guy at all.most people would say she is a nice person,i have always heard that.he was awful to his first wife.

1420 days ago
77.

DANA    

she looks more like his mother than his wife

1420 days ago
78.

Aaron    

Ben I'm glad for you.

1420 days ago
79.

Kevin    

"@Kevin K, did I hit a nerve?
I'll bet your boyfriend never cheats right?"

@SoThere

It would take a semi-intelligent comment to hit a nerve of mine. Not misplaced female angst and Jr Highish "you're gay" comments.

1420 days ago
80.

mo    

You white women think the blond / white look is gonna hold these Black guys,please! Is she is mom?

1420 days ago
81.

Brian    

You white women think the blond / white look is gonna hold these Black guys,please! Is she is mom?

Posted at 3:46 PM on Oct 10, 2010 by mo


Mo shut up all men cheat on their women its always ignorant idiots like you who make these things racial. Besides he's 50% Jewish, 25%Black and 25% cherokee. Get your facts straight idiot.

1420 days ago
82.

White Trash    

Why would a WHITE WOMAN MARRY A *****O MONKEY???

Of course NO WHITE WOMAN WOULD BUT A RACE MIXING HO WOULD!!!!

PATHETIC WHITE TRASH!!!!

1420 days ago
83.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Laura honey, count your lucky stars. You don't need the riff-raff.

1420 days ago
84.

Belac    

He's too hot for her. But, sad for their kids.

I loved his 'Both Sides of the Gun' album.

He's not country. His sound is Acoustic soul rock. He's a superior version of Jack Johnson.

1420 days ago
85.

sarah    

mo's first name is ho.

1420 days ago
86.

Kevin    

"Mo shut up all men cheat on their women"

Only ones that don't have respect for themselves or those they are dating/married to.

1420 days ago
87.

Leah Bee    

Sorry this just took Ben Harper down a few notches for me. I am just so sick of hearing about men abandoning their family. If you aren't man enough to tow the line and go the distance, don't get married and have kids. It's a strange form of egotism to just want to have babies with someone so you can check that off your list. America has a "real man" deficit at the moment. Too many straight guys just don't want to grow up. Life is not about having a hootin' good time all he time. Commitment is worth the sacrifice. It feeds the soul.

1420 days ago
88.

just me    

BTW, #23, Brad is a grown man who makes his own decisions. Angie did not 'steal' him from anyone. I'm pretty sure he made his own choices.

1420 days ago
89.

Kevin    

We don't know who pursued whom in the situation. But both were in the wrong.

1420 days ago
90.

Blue    

If a man leaves his wife for you, sooner or later he will leave you. Once a cheater always a cheater. She's had a very bad time with the men she has picked.

1420 days ago
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