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Dennis Quaid's Wife

Files for Divorce

3/9/2012 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The wife of Dennis Quaid has filed for divorce from the actor
Dennis Quaid's wife has filed for divorce from the actor ... TMZ has learned.

According to the divorce petition filed by Kimberly Buffington-Quaid and obtained by TMZ, "The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities ... that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation."

Kimberly is asking for spousal support and attorney's fees.

There is a temporary custody order in place, which provides that both Dennis and Kimberly each get time with their kids. The order only covers last weekend, but presumably they will get an updated order soon. The kids cannot be taken out of state or removed from school without an agreement by both parties or an order by the judge.

The temporary order also gives Kimberly possession of their main residence and the Mercedes.  He gets the Cadillac Escalade and a condo. 

And get this.  The temporary order says, "The parties shall cooperate with one another in using the Range Rover..."

Kimberly is asking that all of their community assets be fairly divided. In Dennis' answer to Kimberly's petition, he says he wants her to get nothing. 

Both Kimberly and Dennis are ordered not to say anything "vulgar, profane, obscene or indecent" to each other.

Dennis married Kimberly Buffington-Quaid in 2004 -- and together, they've been through a lot. In 2007, TMZ broke the story  that their twins almost died shortly after birth because the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. gave them a massive overdose of the drug Heparin.

The twins are now 4 years old.

It's Dennis' third marriage. He divorced Meg Ryan in 2001 ... and actress P.J. Soles in 1983. 

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9:48 AM PST -- Kimberly's rep has released a statement ... saying, "We can confirm that Kimberly Quaid has filed for divorce."

The statement continues, "Contrary to what has been reported, a satisfactory settlement is being worked out for both parties. We will not be providing any further information on this private matter."

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Dennis and Kimberly narrowly avoided a legal disaster in 2009 ... when they left a restaurant, seemingly drunk, and Dennis got behind the wheel of his car. Fortunately, a cop advised Dennis to get out of the vehicle before he pulled away ... and the couple got a cab home instead.


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64 COMMENTS

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16.

Gotta love Canada    

Hmmm, what a surprise. Just another American famous(not sure why) couple breaking up. Does anyone in the USA stay together anymore? Perhaps your country should re-evaluate the morals and values of your declining & poor excuse of country!

959 days ago
17.

Jay     

I did not know Dennis Quaid was married to Brook Mueler

959 days ago
18.

Mumra the Ever Living    

She looks like Charlie Sheen's ex Brooke - and not in a good way. Just another in a long line of bottle blonde bimbos that managed to marry an actor. Now she gets to live on easy street the rest of her life as she has as succession of ever younger pool cleaners to service her while her kids get looked after by nannies. She'll never give those twins up because they will be her meal ticket to a life of being boffed by Raul the pool boy.

959 days ago
19.

Tina    

I see a pattern. Aging male latched onto by younger female. Get married. Have twins. Divorce in a few short years. Female gets set up for life. This applies to quite a few of these "celebrity couples."

959 days ago
20.

justsaying    

Stay single, man......and get yourself a blow-up doll. But whatever you do, you leave these men's daughters alone.

959 days ago
21.

matt    

Your video operators, are the most insufferable, attention-starved, pricks on the planet. So glad the pre-diabetic, mouth breathers won't last long. Vultures.

959 days ago
22.

No comment    

Before the birth of his twins, I saw his music group in a small venue in Orange County. He was newly married to Kimberly. Dennis was flirting with a woman in the audience and then hung out with her. It appeared they left together. Yeah, big gossip for the little place. (I had felt bad for him from the Meg Ryan ordeal, but than realized he's a jerk too).

959 days ago
23.

Sarafina    

If they got married in CA--then all money made, houses, cars, items bought after the marriage is community property and should be legally divided. I'm with Kimberly on that one. What the hell does Dennis think she should get nothing? Makes no sense.

959 days ago
24.

CountryGal    

Third time is a charm, oh wait nevermind. It's time to sit back and think I've been married and divorced 3 times maybe I'm not cut out for marriage eh Dennis?

959 days ago
25.

rsmik    

Doesn't matter who is right or wrong, she has kids with him, so she will get everything whether she deserves it or not.

959 days ago
26.

Victoria    

Guess Kimberly finally had enough of his endless cheating ways!!! Good for her. Though she should have listened to his ex Meg Ryan who left Quaid after he cheated on her for years too.

Girls: you cannot change a cheater!!

959 days ago
27.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

It's kind of creepy the way she looks the same in every picture.

959 days ago
28.

scoopie    

Kimberly is asking that all of their community assets be fairly divided. In Dennis' answer to Kimberly's petition, he says he wants her to get nothing. In California? Forget that.

959 days ago
29.

Randy    

ooh ooh ooh, the couple seems unhappy? How saaaaaad, well I can understand him, she looks real boring, just like a neighbors wife, so anonymous. He's a stud, believe me, a suuuuper mean stud.

959 days ago
30.

Just Karen    

His wife looks like Lindsay Lohan!!!

959 days ago
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