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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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46.

KEVGINO    

FIRST ALLOW ME TO ADDRESS YOU IGNORANT *SS HATERS. GET A LIFE AND GO CHOKE ON ONE...NEXT! FAITH EVANS IS ONE OF THE BEST R&B FEMALE ARTISTS IN THE GAME. FAITH HAS MANY HITS ALTHOUGH HER CAREER HAS BEEN OVERSHADOWED TO AN EXTENT BY BIGGIES DEATH. TODD HER HUSBAND HASNT HELPED HER CAREER AT ALL AND SHE SHOULDVE DROPPED AFTER THE FIRST LADY ALBUM WHICH WAS A GOOD ALBUM. I FEEL THE FIRST ALBUM FAITH & FAITHFULLY WERE HER BEST ALBUMS!

1213 days ago
47.

LICIOUS    

I MISS YOU BIGGIE!

1212 days ago
48.

MB    

Meanie your one ignorant person. Calling Faith non-talented! You probably are racist for claiming Faith is non talented because the comment is stupid and lacks credibility. She has 3 platinum albums, 12 top 10 hits, is the First Lady of R&B, and is highly respected by many! Now if you said you don't like her that would be different...but non talented! Your reaching there! Prayers for you and Ms. Evans!

1211 days ago
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Cynthia Payne    

Crissi I agree with you. Some of you must live you lives in a bubble. Everyone should know who Faith Evans and Todd is. But of course you don't. There black, so you don't know or care !Very one-sided. I never like Todd myself. She married him too fast and I think he used her. I had that feeling about him years ago.

1211 days ago
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Rita martin    

I feel faith truly loved biggie and she went threw a lot she is a strong women and lil Kim was out of line knowing they were married as a real women she should of backed off bottom line love u faith much love ree

1204 days ago
51.

Keeping the Faith    

Some of you people on her are just stupid mixed with a whole lot of jerk-ism. Faith Evans is a grammy award winning Singer/writer. Maybe yall too young or not up on your R&B to know she was the First Lady of Bad Boy Entertainment! Puff Daddy signed her on the spot after asking her to sing for him. Her album, Faith was released in 1995. She did marry Notorious BIG. Mary J. Blige was a bit offended because Puff was aware of her before Faith and when Puff suddenly signed Faith, Mary was pist. The same style that Mary was being groomed for was the same style Faith was too. So there was tension...Prior to Puff signing Faith, she wrote and did back up vocals for Mary J. Blige, Usher, Color Me Bad, among other well known artist.. Faith's career and life has taken some bends and turns, as most people/celebrities have. But Faith has continued to do music, raise 4 kids currently, and did re-marry, after Big died. For those of you who question her quick marriage after Biggie died...although she was married to Big they were seperated for a year, living in seperate homes, and living seperate lives, minus the kid they had..It was common knowledge that Big cheated on Faith during there marriage. Big had open relationships with lil Kim, Charlie Baltimore, both female rappers, among other hoes he cheated around with. So all that **** about how Faith remarried so fast is just your ignorance. The relationship was well over at the time Big was unfortunately murdered.. Actually, Faith was just getting to know Todd, who she married. Missy Elliot was the person who introduced Faith to Todd. Todd Russaw was the Producer for the girl group "702" and managed there career during that time.. So people relax. Get your **** straight and please, Keep the Faith!

974 days ago
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