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Hayden Panettiere's Mom

Pulls Plug On Marriage

1/6/2012 8:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

010512_panettiere_family_hayden_getty_EXHayden Panettiere's mother has filed for divorce ... 3 years after her husband pled no contest to battering her.

Lesley Panettiere cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce petition, filed in L.A. County Superior Court. 

The couple made headlines in August, 2008, after Alan was charged for striking Lesley in the face.  He pled no contest to misdemeanor battery and was placed on 24 months probation.

Here's what's interesting ... Lesley lists the date of separation as July 15, 2008, which is a month prior to the incident that led to his battery conviction. 

Lesley is asking for spousal support.

The couple has only one minor child -- a 17-year-old son.  Hayden is 22.  Lesley wants joint custody.
 

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2idiots    

So neither Alan or Lesley are celebs, WHY is this news for TMZ?

967 days ago
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popo    

2 sluts

967 days ago
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campy    

Who in the hell are these people? Really Harvey? Really? And you haven't done a story on me yet?

967 days ago
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D. Potter    

Shouldn't this be on ABC/CBS or NBC news? I hardly think any of these people are celebrities, including Hayden...

967 days ago
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CLINT    

What the Hell, TMZ?? You guys are scraping the bottom of the barrel today with this story. What's next, Jim Carrey's grandpa scratched his ass? Erik Estrada's dog has hemroids? Tori Spelling's third cousin twice removed picked her nose? Get it together. It's Friday, damnit!!

967 days ago
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Truth    

2012 will be a slow year for Harvey. All these non-celebs and wannabe drama queens defacing TMZ - with Harvey's permission of course... SMH. Better lock up those those ad contracts and paid spammer messages cuz I forecast a big drop in TMZ website hits over the coming year. #TRUTH!!

967 days ago
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Jack    

Agree this is scraping the bottom for 'news' but I wouldn't mind being the meat in a mother/daughter sandwich.

967 days ago
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anony    

Now she can bang all the young actors she wants.....

967 days ago
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Liz    

It must be a REALLY slow news day if you cover the divorce of the mother of a celebrity.

967 days ago
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johnny    

who?

967 days ago
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D. Potter    

Please remind me, why is this news?

967 days ago
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Hollywood    

Spousal support ? I think Lesley needs child support from her daughter. Good timing for dad. One kid is 22 and the other is 17, so no 17 years worth of child support like Mel Gibson has to pay.

967 days ago
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Fuck Celebrities    

I'd do her.

967 days ago
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mebrat24    

TMZ is really getting bad, most of the time it's all about porn or reality crap. I thought it was suppose to be about stars.

967 days ago
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RealityBites    

who cares about some not so important celebs mother's problems? really TMZ is slipping with the stories these days, all d-listers ZZZZzzzzzz

967 days ago
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