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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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31.

PM2901    

That is one HOT se*xy man! The starlets are going to be lining up to wash their pa*nties on his hard abs.

777 days ago
32.

Sarafina    

Ok, so they got married in Montana. It's not a community property state, it is an equitable distribution state, meaning that the court, without regard to marital misconduct, will try to distribute the marital estate equitably.

777 days ago
33.

Throwback kid    

Conratulations Dennis you have now joind the 3 time loser club when it comes to marriage. Maybe he should marry JLO, another 3 time loser in marriage, I wish him the best. Between Dennis and JLO they have 6 divorces, I commend them, that's not easy to accomplish

777 days ago
34.

shar    

Sex...drugs....Rock & Roll.... that is why the divorce is on baby..

777 days ago
35.

Margie    

His son Jack Quaid is in the the new Hunger Games movie.
Can't wait to see it.

777 days ago
36.

Victoria    

How much money did they get from the hospital?

She's going to be a very rich housewife and set for a TV career.

777 days ago
37.

USArmy    

This guy should learn from his past. I wonder if he had a pre-nup. If not, he will get burnt.

777 days ago
38.

Kevin    

Dennis! Women are dangerous creatures. Don't play with them. A very smart friend told me once; If it Flys, Floats, or F*cks --- RENT IT

777 days ago
39.

Mar    

Just another young woman who married a superstar and got pregnant so she could have his money! Hope he has a prenup to get him out of this situation!

777 days ago
40.

Eclectica    

She looks like Charlie Sheen's ex (Brooke Mueller) doesn't she?

777 days ago
41.

YouDontSay    

I had no idea everyone knows*thinks* he is a cheat or a drunk. Wow kudos for all your intelligent insight.

777 days ago
42.

Superman    

Unless he did something horrible, like cheating or abuse, since she filed for divorce, she should be the one moving out! And if you file for divorce, then you should not be getting spousal support or lawyer fees! What a messed-up world this is!

777 days ago
43.

Pimpcessa    

Dang!! Those paps are so friggin annoying. That would drive me CRAAAAAAAZY!

777 days ago
44.

Kathryn    

His wife is CLEARLY hammered in this video. She is "wandering" as she walks, and doesn't have footing, and has that "look of lush" on her face. Dennis, on the other hand, doesn't appear to be drunk, or as drunk, as her. Hmmmm.

777 days ago
45.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Hmmm, I see the problem here: she is really gorgeous and clearly requires a lot of sex.... He is old and crinkly and flaccid. So it isn't going to work unless he lets her have several boyfriends. Maybe he likes to watch!

776 days ago
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