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Red Sox John Lackey

Divorcing Wife Battling Cancer

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

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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.

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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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46.

Poopey Poopstein    

He's pulling a John Edwards.. ditch em before they die.

1040 days ago
47.

Ebb    

Glad he took his vows seriously......... in sickness & in health. What a douche the rest of his life will suck!

1040 days ago
48.

Lisa    

Moving to Boston has been a nightmare for Lachey. His career has gone down the tube and now his marriage. It's funny because his wife was the one who encouraged him to move to Boston. I don't think Boston agrees with Lachey.

1040 days ago
49.

dee    

the nasty dog! Okay, just like out for karma!

1040 days ago
50.

CountryGal    

Is she not as pretty with cancer John???? What a ****** up thing to do. He has nothing but bad **** headed his way. I saw some disgusting comments about the wife on here. You idiots will have the same **** coming to you. They have only been married since 2008. NOT LONG! He all of a sudden wants a divorce? ******* pig!

1040 days ago
51.

Ginger    

Listened to a dr on a talk show a few years ago. He said women never abandon husbands/boyfriends who get cancer. Men do it all the time. What a jerk this guy is.

1040 days ago
52.

Tammy    

Well, how long and under what cir****tances should a person stay in an unhappy marriage TMZ? You say she finished Chemo in June, which says he stayed until her treatment was over. If she has a relapse, is he suppposed to go back to her? If she never got better, is he suuposed to continue staying with in an unhappy marriage? And what does it matter why he chose t file now? Because he wanted to!! You people are getting ridiculous!!

1040 days ago
53.

Amber    

PIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1040 days ago
54.

HMMMM    

Whatever happened to "In Sickness and in Health"? Guess this piece of crap chooses not to remember that part of the wedding ceremony. LOSER

1040 days ago
55.

Kari    

Karma will catch up with this guy. Sounds like it already has on the ball field.

1040 days ago
56.

CountryGal    

Remember this before you marry a guy ladies. Make sure he is a good and decent human being who will stick by you no matter what happens. It's true that women stick with a sick man but men will run when a woman gets ill. Look at John Edwards and look how his life is falling apart..Bad bad karma!!

1040 days ago
57.

Amanda    

I am a Red Sox fan and have never been able to stand John Lackey... but seriously people, for you to think that he's divorcing her just because she has cancer is ridiculous. We don't know what caused the marriage to fall apart but I doubt it was Krista's cancer.

John is a horrible teammate and is so disrespectful to his manager... those are the things I can't stand about John Lackey the baseball player. As a person though, I have no idea... I'm sure this is a horrific situation for both of them.

Krista has a great support system around her and is an incredibly strong woman. I wish her nothing but the best. What a tough year she's had... certainly doesn't seem fair.

1040 days ago
58.

clark    

It's easy to pounce on him, but John Lackey has always been a stand up guy. None of us know the cir****tances here or the reasons while this marriage is failing. You know one detail--his wife has cancer. Don't judge this guy with a fraction of the details.

1040 days ago
59.

Amanda    

Oh and one other thing... John could've saved his teammates from all this negative publicity and media circus if he could've waited a few more weeks until the off-season. Not surprising that he didn't wait though... being a good teammate has NEVER been a priority to John Lackey. He is NOT a good representation of the Boston Red Sox.

1040 days ago
60.

Jim    

Thankfully, I've never been through something like this and hope I never will, but what if Lackey's wife sought comfort from another man during her treatments? He's an athlete who's constantly on the road, and she's a woman suffering from a horrible disease. Is it beyond the realm of reason that she needed someone at a difficult time, and it blossomed into something more? None of us know the full story, so before we go attacking Lackey for "abandoning" his wife Gingrich style, let us entertain the notion that he may well be the one who was abandoned.

1040 days ago
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