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"Roseanne" Star Laurie Metcalf

Served With Divorce Papers

9/20/2011 3:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Laurie Metcalf -- who played Jackie, Roseanne's sister on "Roseanne" -- is about to have her marriage cancelled, because her husband has filed for divorce.

Matt Roth -- an actor who played Laurie's abusive boyfriend on "Roseanne"  -- filed papers citing irreconcilable differences.

The couple married in 2005, but were together for a lot longer.  They have 3 minor children -- Will, 17, Donovan, 11, and Mae, 6.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, the date of separation is November 26, 2008.

Matt is asking for joint legal and physical custody and is asking the judge to block Laurie from asking for spousal support. 

This is Metcalf's second marriage.  


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suchadva    

I swear she was a lesbian! What a shocker to read this piece! I even heard she gave "Darlene" advice about "coming out". Wow what tabloids was I reading?

1130 days ago
17.

coco    

Laurie is one of the best comedic actresses I ever saw in a sitcom. I loved her on Roseanne. She was also so very cute and appealing. I would love to see her on prime time TV again in the future. I miss her. Chin up, Laurie.

1130 days ago
18.

click    

Children need their parents to stay together.

1130 days ago
19.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Like others, I also thought she was a lesbian. I think, but I'm not sure, I kind of remember it being reported while she was on Roseanne.

1130 days ago
20.

JIll    

Thats actually too bad, they had been together for a while. Oh well now if Tom Hanks divorces his wife - then i will truely believe hollywood marriages can't last.

1130 days ago
21.

Julie    

Why does TMZ enjoy posting the very worse pic they can find?

1130 days ago
22.

MaryElizabeth    

SHE wasn't a lesbian, it came out on the last episode that Jackie, her character, was a lesbian. I am sorry to see their marriage end. But it happens.

1130 days ago
23.

hotbitch    

I always thought she was a great actress. Who cares what she looks like? She's almost 60. At least she didn't sell out to plastic surgery.

1130 days ago
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