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Landon Donovan -- World Cup Star Files For Divorce

12/22/2010 8:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Landon Donovan -- U.S. soccer superstar and World Cup hero -- has filed for divorce from his wife Bianca Kajlich ... and get this .... he filed without a lawyer!

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In documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court -- and obtained by TMZ -- Donovan cited irreconcilable differences. According to the docs, the two had separated back in 2009.

Here's the shocking part -- according to the docs, Donovan is seeking spousal support from Bianca ... and he also wants her to pay for his attorney's fees.

FYI -- Bianca is an actress on the show, "Rules of Engagement."

The couple married back in 2006 -- they have no kids together.

Landon famously blew a kiss to Bianca after he scored the heroic game winning goal in the 2010 World Cup match against Algeria.

UPDATE:  We just got a joint statement from Landon and Bianca:  "We remain the closest of friends and will always be important parts of each other's lives."


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annabelle k    

seeking spousal support from your wife...come on dude, man up..

1363 days ago
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Anonymous    

I thought they were already divorced during the world cup, or was it just separation? Poor guy, he was so smitten, and she was excited and happy about his potential multi-million deal with English clubs for his performance ... guess the money is the issue now here, he got no deal, no money, and the divorce is back on, what a bitch

1363 days ago
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puddy    

seeking spousal support from your wife...come on dude, man up..

Posted at 3:44 PM on Dec 22, 2010 by annabelle k

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Why do you say that? She is an actress on a t.v show and is probably making more than him. While they were married he got accustomed to living in a certain lifestyle that her money afforded them and wants to continue that. If it was the other way around you would want her to take everything he has.

1363 days ago
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CJ    

No kids and he wants spousal support??? What a wanker!!

1363 days ago
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annabelle k    

because i can say that, that's why...

1363 days ago
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eduardillo    

Everytime I heard him speaking gave me doubts on his manliness and now requesting spousal support from his soon to be ex-wife confirms what everyone in the soccer business has known for a while

1363 days ago
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ASNF    

no surprise here. everyone in the soccer world has always known what a sleaze this guy is.

1363 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

Man up, dude, and don't be thinking you can ask Posh for an allowance, either.

1363 days ago
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Tammy    

no surprise here. everyone in the soccer world has always known what a sleaze this guy is.

Posted at 4:00 PM on Dec 22, 2010 by ASNF

What does him seeking spousal support has to do with him being sleazy? If she's the richer spouse and he wants spousal support, then he should get it. If the courts want the change the law so NO spouse can get spousal support, I'd be okay with that b/c people need to take care of damn self, but until then, it's equality.

1363 days ago
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nate    

Donovan's loss. Bianca is one of the sexiest women alive. Full of all kinds of win.

1363 days ago
11.

Tellthetruth59    

He's repulsive. She should seek support and sue him for having to bang a bald bastard that plays for the other team.

1363 days ago
12.

Justicemaster    

I think she's smokin hot. I would be glad to show her a good time.

1363 days ago
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LAWRENCE    

I think turnabout is very fair play. I hope this sets a trend where the men ask the women for spousal support. It should be every mans gooooooooalllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.

1363 days ago
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Ty    

Women are sooo twofaced. He should "man up" and not ask for spousal support while women have it practically in their genes. Lets suck everything out of the ex that we can. But if a guy asks he is a ***** and everything bad. B*tches. (tho IMHO I think if two people divorce neither should be entitled to anything not his/hers. 50/50 is moronic. Unless they really contributed, which lets be honest, is the case in like maybe 10% of cases).
And it is kind of sad and pathetic they are getting divorced after 4 freakin years. What is up with people today, freakin immature kids despite being in their late 30s. Ridiculous.

1363 days ago
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JLS    

Poster no. 1 thinks spousal support is a gender issue - honestly, what rock do some of these types crawl out from under?

Seriously? I am starting to wonder if people are getting married instead of just dating.

Failures everywhere. I think people need to have a better idea of what committment is.

1363 days ago
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