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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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106.

Craig    

I don't know. I mean obviously this makes him look like a royal pr i ck but if their marriage was really toxic maybe it's a blessing for her that it end so she can focus on getting better. I hope that's the case.

1021 days ago
107.

TheEric    

Just because your partner gets cancer doesn't mean you have to stay with them...for all we know, they were having problems before she got diagnosed...

1021 days ago
108.

Rogue Warrior    

A heckler who went on an X-rated rant against Sarah Palin's daughter at an L.A. bar has been identified as Stephen Hanks, a tinseltown talent manager.

Hanks confronted Bristol Palin while she was taping a segment of her upcoming reality show at Saddle Ranch in Los Angeles - and riding a mechanical bull.

"Did you ride Levi like that?" the 47-year-old man yelled at the 20-year-old.

"Your mother's a wh--e," added Hanks, whose A-list clients include ex-Alias star Michael Vartan, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Palin, 20, responded by questioning whether the man's sexuality had anything to do with hi*****red for her mom, who he called a liar and "the f---ing devil."

"Is it because you're a homosexual?" Palin asked the man, who was at the bar with his boyfriend.

"And that's why you hate her?"

The argument devolved from there and was caught on camera.

Hanks, who owns Stephen Hanks Management, stood by his comments in a video posted by TMZ.

"I'm just glad it wasn't Sarah there," Hanks said.

"I called her trash, they're trash. She's a racist homophobe in my opinion," he said.

The man added that, even though his beef was with Sarah Palin's politics, the apple didn't fall far from the tree and that some people may even have felt that he did not go far enough in his tirade against Bristol Palin.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/09/25/2011-09-25_bristol_palin_heckler_identified_as_hollywood_talent_manager.html#ixzz1Z4y2bGn1

1021 days ago
109.

TheEric    

I love that the word 'cir****tance' gets censored...

1021 days ago
110.

MrsBeasley    

Ass Goblin. What a guy!! You are nothing but pig runs and I hope you feel like a big man now. Loser.

1021 days ago
111.

Steph    

What a piece of ****!

1021 days ago
112.

BeHonest    

Dirt bag. Hope next girl he found will take half of whatever he has!

1021 days ago
113.

Master Po    

You mean the team which cheated in order to finally win has players with questionable morals? NOOOOOO

1021 days ago
114.

DMuns    

You all are a bunch of sensationalist media whores. Article has less than 300 words, no specifics and unconfirmed. But still you pass judgement like God on Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jesus Christ. Stop posting stupid **** and go watch your TMZ in the privacy of your own home. Retards. Retards everywhere.

1021 days ago
115.

ART HELLYER    

WHAT A BASTARD!!!!!! WHEN MY WIFE "THE LOVELY ELAINE" AS I REFERRED TO HER ON ALL MY RADIO TV SHOWS FOR 51 YEARS WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER AND WENT THROUGH MANY SURGERIES, EVENTUALLY A MASTECTOMY I WAS WITH HER EVERY DAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR OVER A YEAR AND A HALF. AND I ALWAYS REASSURED HER SHE WAS NO LESS A WOMAN AND I CONTINUED TO LOVE HER WITH ALL MY HEART. WHAT LACKEY HAS DONE IS INDESCRIBABLE. WHEN HIS WIFE NEEDS HIS SUPPORT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN LIFE HE IS ADDING TO THE HORROR SHE IS GOING THROUGH. THIS THUG SHOULD BE OSTRACIZED FROM SOCIETY,

1021 days ago
116.

MsRita    

Wow a White Jerk go figure. All the Marriages are perfect Right. Not so fast. Black Men Marry Black Women more than any other Race. Don't believe the Hype. Not all Black Men even want a White Women. Don't beleive what the Media tells you its all lies.

1021 days ago
117.

Lori    

He and John Edwards should get together for a drink

1021 days ago
118.

Yinka    

I hope people here understand that this is TMZ, where you NEVER get all the facts. This article is obviously trying to spin the story to suggest that the cause of the divorce is Lackey's wife having cancer. However, is that confirmed? NO. Does it present any real facts about their marriage? Again, NO. So please stop passing judgement so hastily without even knowing what all the facts are. What if it's later revealed that his wife has been cheating on him? Then what? Is Lackey all of a sudden no longer a douchebag?

1021 days ago
119.

TMZer    

I guess "In sickness & in health" really doesn't apply to this guy! Way to take off on you cancer ridden wife in her time of need! LOSER!

1021 days ago
120.

Tony    

May the baseball Gods direct a line drive right between his eyes.....better yet right between his legs. What a P - - - - !

1021 days ago
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