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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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cptnspoon19    

Laura Dern's soon to be available? Anyone know where I can get her number? I'll be her rebound anytime.

1388 days ago
122.

billy    

LOL...LOL.......LOL.... MY GOD I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYONE THGIS UGLY

1388 days ago
123.

T    

She is better off without this turd.I hope the courts turn him down on everything.

1388 days ago
124.

teri    

I agree, no beauty queen

1388 days ago
125.

tom terrific    

This is not at all surprising. This is exactly what BH did to his first wife, with whom he has 2 children, when he became involved with LD.

1388 days ago
126.

Vangogh    

@marshastafford

Mr Harper does not do black country which is rare; he does folk, gospel etc. He produces albums for " the blind boys of alabama"; black gospel at its best; no wonder you do not know about his music. Whatever you may think about his behaviour he is a talented musican. By the way you are not the arbiter of cultural taste.

1388 days ago
127.

b626    

No spousal support, huh?
Ben you loser.

1388 days ago
128.

anna    

anyone who cheats is a piece of s***. No one deserves to get their heart broken, but if the relationship started with cheating, it will end with cheating. Cheaters don't change

1388 days ago
129.

TTT    

I'm not surprised. I always thought he was way too handsome and edgy for her her anyway. I think he needs someone more a bit more hip. Couldn't see what he saw in her flower girl, ditzy-ness. But I guess I'm not a man.

1388 days ago
130.

SGT Friday    

....she is one ugly looking tramp, she needs a bath, work out, and comb her hair....bet she smells too!
Just the facts.

1388 days ago
131.

TTT    

She looks like his momma in this picture. He probably got tired of someone asking if he was her son.

1388 days ago
132.

Queen of the smash and grab    

She was "happily" engaged to Billy Bob Thornton when he up and married Angelina Jolie. I remember reading interviews she gave, and she claimed that as far as she knew, they were "still happily engaged" and that she was "blindsided" by it. Twice? Really? I find that a little hard to believe. She is either stupid, or the most naive woman on earth.

1388 days ago
133.

R.Zimmerman    

Anothe slag.

1388 days ago
134.

Fredo    

So....who exactly is Ben Harper?

1388 days ago
135.

truth    

ben harper is a dumb A$$ laura dern is fine so all you haters can kiss her rich A$$
laura baby if you read this I LOVE YOU..

1388 days ago
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