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Laura Dern

I've Had It

Divorce Back On

7/8/2012 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0708_ben_harper_laura_dern_tmz_2Laura Dern has thrown in the towel in her marriage to Ben Harper – she has filed legal papers reactivating the dormant divorce ... TMZ has learned.

Dern filed her formal legal response to Harper’s divorce petition Friday in LA County Superior Court. In the docs, filed by Disso Queen Laura Wasser, Dern is asking for primary physical custody of the couple’s two kids and joint legal custody. She is also seeking spousal support, child support, and attorneys fees.

As TMZ first reported, Harper blindsided Dern with divorce papers back in 2010 after 5 years of marriage and two children. But the divorce was never finalized and earlier this year they tried reconciling.

Sources tell us that the reconciliation was “very rocky” and Dern now wants out.

FYI – Dern is already the primary caregiver for the couple’s two kids. But we're told she also plays a significant role in raising Harper's two other children from a prior marriage.

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Carl    

Do you get paid every time you call Laura Wasser "Disso Queen"? Or maybe that is her legal name. Either way it seems the TMZ staff is literally incapable of writing her name without the title.

648 days ago
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craig    

who are they?From Basketball Side Sluts reality show?

648 days ago
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static    

Maybe she and Billy Bob can get back together.

648 days ago
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pattycake    

zzzzzzzzzz g listed

648 days ago
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Demi    

The " Disso Queen " reference to attorney Laura Wasser is getting beyond tired, old and annoying. She is a Family Law attorney , and I don't think " Dissos " are her only job. Move on TMZ and be more creative. Repetitive stuff get your readers tired. There are also very many family law/ divorce attorneys on LA . Who gave her the reigning " Disso Queen title? ", was gere any competition that we are not aware. Oh! Stop it TMZ. You are losing readers and fans due to the old corny cliches.

648 days ago
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Stiletto    

Outstanding! I've been getting VERY tired of her climbing out of my bed to be back home before dawn.

648 days ago
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parlayer    

oh great i don't have to entertain anymore!!

648 days ago
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R    

Laura Dern is a great actress. I hope things are settled in a civilized manner.

648 days ago
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Duchess    

Who's Ben Harper?

648 days ago
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1    

Should he not be a U.S. citizen, there are embassies...

648 days ago
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Andrea    

Welll.......what do you expect from a gold digger n1gga wanting a white woman cause he can't -cha-ching....pay his own way? She is equally as stupid for believing his nonsense.

648 days ago
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Anya    

Who are these people ??????

648 days ago
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Sunset    

She sure has sh*t luck in her relationships. Too bad, she's a pretty good actress.

648 days ago
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Tee    

What does this guy do? Other than let Dern support all of his kids

648 days ago
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Regina    

Is it just me or does Ben Harper scream loser?? He is supposedly a "musician" but I've never heard any of his music. I think he is just attracted to starlets and actresses. First Claire Danes and now this.

648 days ago
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