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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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91.

Christy    

Nice lady, but she always seems to pick the creeps.

1292 days ago
92.

Amazed    

Time to start choosing men who aren't already married with children, who break up their family for you. What made her think the pattern wouldn't repeat?

1292 days ago
93.

chukkalady    

Wasn't she married to a much older Jeff Goldblum?

1292 days ago
94.

diogenes    

I hope Bruce Dern kicks Ben's butt.

1292 days ago
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kickaboo    

Yep, #11...Karma for Laura Dern...karma comes is coming around, best to keep quiet in glass houses. Domino effect and I bet you know what I'm talking about...

1292 days ago
96.

william    

she's pretty,would love to have been her husband.

1292 days ago
97.

Pretty LL    

At the rate this story has spread in the news, without either of them being huge, newsworthy stars, and with the intimate wording of this story and others, I'm inclined to think the source is Laura Dern herself. Seems she is working the sympathy of the news agencies again. Poor victim blah blah blah.

1292 days ago
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montanahank    

He really is a ****bag. What is wrong with these people no class no morals completely disgusting. At the very least stop having kids at least then you can only screw up your life and anyone stupid enough to date or marry you. Fricken morons.

1292 days ago
99.

ScroogeMcDuck    

I hooked up with her back in the 90's. She was really hot and crazy in bed. Unfortunately she had to go off to do a film and we never talked again. Great sex though. I feel bad for what she's going through. Call me Sweetie. It's me Rob from Duarte.

1292 days ago
100.

SeaThom    

Cougars haven't learned yet that they are lucky to get 5 years....

1292 days ago
101.

SarahSue     

Income or property received by a husband or wife after they are separated is deemed to be separate property. Presumably Harper has some assets that he does not want in the community property pot--hence the January date.

1292 days ago
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chukkalady    

Does the name Jeff Goldblum ring a bell??? Wasn't she married to him? He's a LOT older than her.

1292 days ago
103.

Becca    

11.
Whatever.. she cheated with BBT when his wife was pregnant. then lied saying Angie stole her man. She knew the relationship was over. She is the one that is a cheater.. TWICE. So please I don't feel sorry for her at all. The kids yes. But he can be a father to his children without being a husband to her. KIDS deserve parents who love each other together, not parents who are miserable. Sure everyone is so quick to blame the man. Make it his fault. She has broken up 2 relationships in the past.. And BBT's wife was pregnant when he left her for Dern. Where was the concern for her and that child.

Posted at 6:09 AM on Oct 10, 2010 by Karmaback
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You know this how?

Don't make an a$$ of yourself.

1292 days ago
104.

Nancy "O"    

Let's face it...she is not too good at sucking the purple popsicle!

1292 days ago
105.

jameskatt    

Ben Harper is an a hoe.

1292 days ago
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