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'Real Housewives' Dr. Paul

Pulls Trigger on Separation

from Adrienne Maloof

7/30/2012 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0730_adrienne_maloof_-paul_nassif_tmz_article"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Dr. Paul Nassif has filed his petition to become legally separated from his wife, and 'RHOBH' co-star, Adrienne Maloof ... TMZ has learned.

Dr. Nassif filed the docs in L.A. County Superior Court this morning -- claiming he wants joint legal and physical custody of the ex-couple's children. He also wants each party to pay their own attorneys' fees.

According to Paul's docs, there IS a pre-nup. The ex-couple's date of separation is listed as TBD.

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As TMZ first reported ... Adrienne and Paul discussed making the move for separation before he filed.

Paul tells us ... "The welfare of our children is my primary focus as Adrienne and I work through this difficult time."

He continues, "I want the best for her and our children and I hope that everyone can respect our privacy away from the cameras."

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Waldo1958    

She seems like a spoiled nightmare...

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Lydia    

i like him...

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