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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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1.

Truth    

WHAT'S MORE SAD IS RANDY QUAID IS HIS BROTHER WHO IS HIDING IN CANADA. BUT THEN AGAIN.. HE MIGHT BE ON TO SOMETHING. THE WORK OF "STAR WHACKERS". #TRUTH!!

777 days ago
2.

Jay W.     

Divorce sucks ! Good luck to the both of you.

777 days ago
3.

lynn    

Hate to hear this. Hope they can work things out amicably for their kids.

777 days ago
4.

Amber    

Why do people in Hollywood even bother getting married??? There are very few that don't make a mockery of it... :( However, Good luck to both of them.

777 days ago
5.

Kari    

It sounds like another bitter divorce is coming. Sad--for the children.

777 days ago
6.

Hassenpfeffer    

What does the the medial staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center do. I think you mean medical staff. Dummies at TMZ.

777 days ago
7.

Ryan     

legal disaster? For getting a dui? Who writes this ****, and who edits it?

777 days ago
8.

R    

Eh. Don't care right now about this story. LaLohan has gone back to being a glorious redhead!!!! Yay!!!

777 days ago
9.

Meanie    

Dennis has and always will be a train wreck waiting to happen.

777 days ago
10.

Glynn    

Glad they ironed out the tough stuff - sharing the Range Rover.

777 days ago
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Anon    

Interesting that the paps got the police so he didn't drive. And interesting that Dennis doesn't want her to get anything? Did she cheat? Or is he just angry that she caught him doing something? Didn't he quit drugs for Meg? But didn't Meg say he cheated on her many times? I liked him and Meg together best though.

777 days ago
12.

Sonja    

Can't stand him, strikes me as an angry controlling jerk at home.

777 days ago
13.

northern gypsy    

perhaps some of that koo koo is hereditary...because his brother (randy)
has plenty to go around !!!

777 days ago
14.

Hobb    

my best friend's mother-in-law brought in $21432 last week. she works on the internet and bought a $385100 condo. All she did was get blessed and set to work the instructions laid out on this web page http://LazyCash33.com

777 days ago
15.

stu    

these Quaid boys r nuts!
Didn't their babies almost die?

777 days ago
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