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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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31.

natalie    

there is a god!

1212 days ago
32.

jim    

What a deuche! Bianca is a cool chick, I know her from school. I always thought it was weird that she was with him because he seems like such a tool.

1212 days ago
33.

Mike    

Some of those goals that Landon made in the World Cup were just plain AWESOME. He's definitely the most talented guy on the U.S. team. Landon ought to have several sponsors and be making big bucks for Nike or Umbro or Adidas or somebody.

1212 days ago
34.

Craig    

Even if I knew who this guy was, this wouldn't be a story. More people getting divorced is not news.

1212 days ago
35.

Lisa    

That's low...Unless she's got as much money as Elizabeth Taylor or Oprah Winfrey, don't ask for spousal support. Sorry, my respect for this guy just dropped 1000 points.

1212 days ago
36.

Lisa    

#33 , you also brought up a great point. He cheated on her and could not tell if he was the father of the child his mistress bore. What a low life this guy is.

1212 days ago
37.

joesoverign    

what do you want for a guy whose plays a qu**r sport like soccer? of course he can't man up and make it on his own. cause his mommy wouldn't let him man up and play a real man's sport when he was growing up. so he grew up with a sissy attitude. i find it funny, a guy asking a girl for money. but i find it a joke when women do it to. it's like wait b*tch...i gave you 3 squares and put a roof over your head. and gave you some pretty nice sh*t you never would of had. and this is the way you thank me? excuse me...next time i'll just rent a vagaga! it won't cost me an arm and a leg, just for hitting that box. it wasn't exactly gold down there b*tch! ok, it made me feel good. but i shouldn't have to pay for it the rest of my life!

1211 days ago
38.

?    

Sooo because he's a man he can't ask for spousal support? Im glad to see the turnaround and Im a WOMAN. Poster number one is a freaking idiot.

1211 days ago
39.

Meh    

It's just legal strategy to keep more of his money. In the end, she'll agree to drop her idiotic demand for ???K/month just to get him to drop his identical one.

1211 days ago
40.

cjs    

I love her new nose, not over done, and no it's not the nose in this photo.

1211 days ago
41.

scott    

Donovan lives in Manhattan Beach as do I. His reputation in this town sucks. spends a lot of time living off his fame chasing the young ladies here. Neighbors wish he would just head out of town.

1211 days ago
42.

Kevin Zegers    

perhaps they're divorcing because he's flaming gay. just a thought.

1211 days ago
43.

Daria    

It's a legal tactic so SHE won't ask for support, legal fees. And he's not gay.

1211 days ago
44.

Lou    

He's not gay. In fact, he is being accused of impregnating a married woman while playing in England last year. Imagine that has a lot to do with the divorce filing.

1211 days ago
45.

Lauren10    

#23, he's had a girlfriend "all along"? How do you know?

1211 days ago
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