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Faith Evans Pulls Trigger on Marriage

5/20/2011 4:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Faith Evans has filed for divorce ... TMZ has learned ... but it was a long time coming.

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Faith -- who is married to record company exec Todd Russaw -- filed legal docs in L.A. County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.  Todd is also Faith's manager.

The couple married in 1997 and has two minor children.  But according to the divorce petition, the couple separated in December, 2005.  The 2005 date is curious, because one of their children was born in 2007.

Faith is asking for joint legal and sole physical custody.  She wants Todd to have visitation rights.

Faith also wants the judge to reject any claim of spousal support.

Faith was married to Biggie Smalls when he was shot and killed in 1997.



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mannequin    

Who the heck ARE they? And why should we care?

1147 days ago
17.

STARR C    

Damn she got married the same year Big passed, wow dat's cold.

1147 days ago
18.

carla    

I don't think I'd care much about any widow that married the same year her husband died. A little class goes a long way, Faith.

1147 days ago
19.

lu lu    

why do the media and people stir up crazy **** and make assumptions about **** that's not even their business. If you are in a relationship and it doesn't work get out!!! It's alright for some folks to be involved in affairs and affairs and nothing is said so FAITH if you want out do you and tell everybody else to look in bloomingdale's window and --- your --- alright alright alright and that's in my Kevin Hart voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1147 days ago
20.

Meanie    

Crissi shove your race card crap up your arse. We don't care about useless NON talented wannabes whatever color they are.

1147 days ago
21.

writenow    

Uh - could you come up with a better headline? With the number of women killed because men would rather kill than divorce, how about another headline. This one is too close to the bone, so to speak.

http://www.familylawcourts.com/Domestic_Violence_Stats.html

1147 days ago
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http://unusual-findings.tumblr.com    

wow, married the same year, biggie died!

1147 days ago
23.

Mayhem    

Since when was Faith Evans talentless? You people are ****ing ridiculous. Obviously you've never heard her sing.

1147 days ago
24.

Mayhem    

You dumb twits, she was separated from Biggie for over a year before he died. He was with Lil Kim and moved on to Charlie Baltimore and she was with Todd Russaw. She was only on speaking terms with him because they had a son together. Get over it already!

I wonder if he will still be taking 20% of her money since he is her manager or did she fire him? That would be so awkward. This is why you don't work with your spouses, it's evident it's a curse.

Keep the Faith

1147 days ago
25.

Jasmine    

I find it offensive that everytime a post is made about a black celebrity on here many comments are made like "who cares" or "nobody cares." If you don't care why not scroll down to the next post. Why waste your time reading a post, hating on a post, and then commenting? I think their marriage was destined to end in divorce because of their financial problems. Her husband is somewhat cute though but cute does not get you out of foreclosure.

1147 days ago
26.

joe fryzel    

what a whooo-aaaaa
acting like she upset about biggie, while she gettn someone elses BIG!! wtf

1147 days ago
27.

nycgal    

Faith and biggie was separated atleast 6months before he died folks but they remained good friends.They had both moved on in their personal lives,i don't understand how society doesn't get the right info before making stupid comments. Besides most men have like 3 females on the side along with their wife so ya'll stop being so dramatic and extra

1147 days ago
28.

dd    

GOOD!

1147 days ago
29.

Majestik    

Well, as Faith said, where her and Biggie were married, he cheated on her, she cheated on him. I'll GUARANTEE while biggie was doing groupies, she was doing this next husband. He get's murdered, she gets the estate as his wife, marries the lover who's also worth a crapload. Man, she's done the right thing where ****ing marriage is concerned LOL

1147 days ago
30.

Black Frank    

For Gods sake, the woman is going thru a divorce and hurting, then she probably is gonna read this and these hateful comments. Just because she is not as popular as other artists out there now singing crap music, doesnt mean she doesnt have talent. Its funny because she has one of the BEST VOICES! People are just so heartless and evil..

1147 days ago
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