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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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what a heartless guy! she obviously will be better off without him, and hopefully the judge will see his heartless ways, and make sure she is cared for $$$$. Hope his career takes a dive.

1087 days ago


Wow people get a grip. We dont even know the whole story. She could have been doing the whole team and maybe HE hung in there with HER. Quick to judge when you don't know the facts. Disgraceful.

1087 days ago


Most of the comments supporting the wife are hilarious. Not that cancer is funny, I dealt with it myself, but peoples reaction to other peoples private affairs are laughable. So a woman would never leave a man if he has cancer? Women will leave a man if starts going bald... I love women- dont' get me wrong- but the ones I have met only tend to hold on long enough 'til they find a 'better' man. Point is, you can't judge him from this alone and how can you defend her when you have no clue how their marriage was.

1087 days ago


What a ROLE MODEL for our children. They ought to add a morals clause to their contracts because that is the only way to get their attention and think about how damning this can be to the entire organization, not just the worthless s*** bag himself. His wife deserves way better than him. He on the otherd deserves to lose everything he has and should be matched up with some "crack ho" because he deserves nothing better. What goes around comes around "Douchebag",may you get yours three fold!!!!!!

1087 days ago


man he is such a doosh bag to go and do that to some one tht is fighting caner hell if i was him i would at lease stay with her until its over cause i am battling cancer alone and its really hard

1087 days ago


You just dont bail out because your partner gets Cancer . I PRAY the Judge sticks it to him.

1087 days ago


Are you kidding me, TMZ! You make it sound like the divorce is a result of the cancer. The guy has enough going on, he doesn't need you bringing attention to his personal life. Divorce and cancer are unrelated! You can not bring the two issues together like this. Your media is garbage. Post something worth reading sometime.

1087 days ago

Forest l messer jr    

Well what this baseball player needs to do is go straight to his wifes side.when she married this looser I don't thick she was going to hear this. It is bad enough to have cancer & you never know when god comes to take her home. I guess his mom & dad did not do a good job in the telling him a little about love or rules I don't think I have to tell anyone what the said to each other when the took there vows also looks like he has know idea what god can do. Now if he or she were caught cheating can't get along the part ways oh lord the only thin I can say is he will have no friends & the big one his baseball skills me not be there so he is already to go down hill fast. Jus*****ch &see his baseball is over & if a his team he is on now or they trade him I pray to god the owners would look to see what he has done things get tough he bailed
He could wake up tomorrow and have bad health or loose every thing he owns. Be flat broke. What in the world is this nut doing a fool & there money soon will part. Bad mistake. Low than clam on the bottom of the ocean I can't say goog luck to him because god knows how to deal with people like him &if anyone would pay to watch him play god bless him he sure is going ti need it

1087 days ago


Sorry guys but yall crossed line with lackey info being released and I'm a yankees fan. I use to be a big fan of yalls but dude yall went to far.

1087 days ago


WHAT a PIECE of work.....you suck Lackey...

1087 days ago


What a douchebag!

1087 days ago


Anyone ever think maybe she is the one to leave the marriage. Breasts do not make a woman, leave it to men
to think that is the problem. Divorces happen every day with many cir****tances, of which are no ones business.
So I would think maybe just leave them the hell alone and let them work through their issues. Who knows maybe they will be happier apart. Better yet...who really cares about their personal life If you do, then maybe you need a life.

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1087 days ago


It's probably the chemo that changed her. The chemo changes individuals into different people. If he's a real man, he will wait it out and stick by her side. Looks like that's not going to happen.

1087 days ago


What a s***bag. May karma getcha!

1087 days ago
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