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Red Sox John Lackey

Divorcing Wife Battling Cancer

9/26/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey has filed to divorce his wife, Krista ... who is in the middle of battling breast cancer.

Lackey filed on August 30, according to court docs in Texas, claiming "the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities." Krista and John got married in November, 2008.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ ... Krista underwent a double mastectomy back in March and underwent chemo as recently as June.

The divorce petition says John and Krista had a prenup. It also says Lackey has "separate property" he wants to keep for himself.

Lackey filed the divorce papers using only his and Krista's initials -- a tactic Tony Parker and Eva Longoria ... and Sandra Bullock and Jesse James also used in their Texas divorces.

It's unclear why Lackey -- who's struggled on the field all season long -- didn't wait til the off-season, about a month from now, to start divorce proceedings.

4:33 PM: The Red Sox just released a statement on Lackey's behalf -- telling us, "John Lackey is dealing with a deeply personal family issue, and it is one the Red Sox do not feel is appropriate for public debate.  The Red Sox request that John and Krista’s privacy be respected."


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LoL @ all you feminists out there talking about wedding vows. Do you know what the divorce rate is in this country? 60%! I also heard on the radio that now more women than men are commiting adultery. So save the whining about not keeping his vows...he's only doing what the MAJORITY of men AND WOMEN do in this country!

1092 days ago


F your website and your STALKING. This is none of your business. You people make me sick. You don't know what's going on in their private lives. And that's it...THEIR PRIVATE LIVES. Because he plays baseball he needs to have you degenerates snooping around to scoop a story that does what? You people make me sick and I'm pissed I had to give your website a hit when I heard about this. Go watch Jersey Shore and make "celebrities" outta non-talented asses like those clowns and report when Snookie gets a DUI. F outta here with this garbage.

1092 days ago


Lackey has pitched badly all year and they were saying he had personal matters that were bothering him. They did note his wife was battling cancer.
His season is over unless the red sox makes the playoffs, which is a 50/50 possibility.The guy is a mediocre pitcher who has an 82 million dollar contract.Not sure if the cancer is an issue in the breakup but maybe he will get his head together now.

1092 days ago


Lackey is a miserable POS...he takes a dump on Red Sox fans every 5th game and now he pulls this?

I guess this shows his true colors...when the going gets tough...quit.

His poor (soon to be Ex) wife...

1092 days ago

Bob R. From Boston    

There's two sides......you don't know what she has done to warrant this divorce as well.

1092 days ago


that is low on behalf of john lackey

1092 days ago

Saucy Rooster    

Who here really knows the inside scoop? NO ONE! So keep your lousy comments about someone else's life to yourself's. we all know what a dirtbag move is and what may constitute it may be different for everyone but because some one is getting a divorce at an inopportune moment doesn't make him a dirtbag. She could be a total B___ch and you'd still call him an ass and say she deserves all the money HE earned. I can't stand all you money hungry whores who believe any money your husband makes becomes yours in a divorce cause you sleep with them. Go make your own money you greedy, lazy gold diggin bags. Finally, TMZ the fact that you make money off of preying on personal matters and exploiting them makes you and every other media outlet gross and complete slimebags. Everyone here who drools over this sort of stuff and preys on the actions of others who be furious if people were digging into their personal lifes. These people didn't become athletes or stars for you to prey on. They did it to become what they wanted to in life and you take it upon yourself to pay outrageous sums of money for any dirt you can dig up, encourage or catch happen like you never acted as they might.

1092 days ago


That is about the lowest of the low. Personally, I felt the less than human was capable of doing such.

1092 days ago


Okay, seriously? **** YOU for posting this story.
This is a clearly private issue and you make Lackey sound horrible with this headline.
You people at TMZ have no freaking class when it comes to how you get your stories & how you manipulate them to make people sound ****ty.
STOP being ******** and respect people for once.

1092 days ago


What a jerk! His wife needs him the most right now, and he bows out b/c he can't handle it and/or isn't getting what HE wants. She's probably sick from the chemo, scared, exhausted, hurt, etc...., and THIS is what he does? Maybe it's b/c she's too sick to do "it" w/ him, but geez, he needs to be understanding. She's freaking battling CANCER! Give her a break!

1092 days ago


I'm sure she's relived to not have to contend with seeing his ugly ass anymore. He looks like no-class, white trash.

1092 days ago


Why are people so quick to judge. A marriage takes two and if one wants a divorce then it is what it is. Lois CK said it best "what great marriage ends in divorce, none"

1092 days ago


what. a. PRICK!!!!

1092 days ago


Shame on TMZ for posting this. I remember when my aunt was sick she became very distant from everyone. I don't know if Krista is like this but thats the point we don't know these people. I don't know john lackey he might be a jerk or he might be dealing with a very difficult situation.

1092 days ago

Hyman Goldberg    

Hey Clowns, maybe his wife treated him like crap when he was trying to help her.

That's his business!

1092 days ago
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