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Dennis Quaid's Wife

Files For Separation

Divorce to Follow

10/19/2012 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dennis Quaid's wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, has filed for legal separation ... but sources tell us it's only a formality and the legal docs will be changed to a full-on divorce in several months.

Kimberly is asking for joint legal and sole physical custody of the couple's 4-year-old twins.  She's down with Dennis getting visitation. 

Kimberly, who's repped by disso-queen Laura Wasser, also wants spousal support and attorney's fees.

Kimberly filed for divorce in March but withdrew her petition 2 months later.

A source connected with the couple say "Kimberly is fed up with Dennis' cheating and wants out of the marriage."  The source added, "He's not a good husband."

Here's the snag.  They moved to California during the summer, and there's a 6-month residency requirement before someone can file for divorce, so she has to wait it out a few more months before pulling the trigger.

As you know, the couple has been through a lot.  The twins almost died shortly after birth because they were given a massive overdose of a drug at the hospital.

Dennis and Kimberly have been married for 8 years.

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1.

Cletus Van Damme    

She must have seen Vegas

548 days ago
2.

CLINT    

And then she will be in some reality show like Divorced Ex-Housewives from wherever.

548 days ago
3.

croc    

guess meg ryan was right..
he is a stupid man, and his brother is goofy too.

548 days ago
4.

lander    

another golddigging whore digs for gold. but not all women are like that right? LOL.

548 days ago
5.

bjay    

Never heard of a cheating man (or woman) truly changing their ways. They just get better at hiding the affairs.

548 days ago
6.

Laurie    

Get a job Kimberly.

547 days ago
7.

wendy    

I don't know about this, I heard he was one of the good guys.

547 days ago
8.

Truth    

OH PLEASE... ALL MAMMALS CHEAT. JANE GOODALL PROVED THAT CENTURIES AGO WITH CHIMPS BANGING EACH OTHER. IN FACT, FEMALES WERE BANGING WITH MULTIPLE MALES. MALES AND FEMALES ARE JUST AS RESPONSIBLE. THE REAL POINT IS THERE REALLY A NEED FOR MARRIAGE CONSIDERING BIO-NEEDS SUPERCEDE SOCIAL BEHAVIORIAL NEEDS AND ENFORCEMENT. #TRUTH!!

547 days ago
9.

devilgirl    

I thought they had separated and divorced a year or so ago.

547 days ago
10.

Mel    

Probably embarassed to be associated with the show VEGAS its beyond Brutal and he's always been a pig, he cheated on Meg too.....people never learn!!

547 days ago
11.

boz    

Typical Hollywood tale - civilian meets wealthy actor, puts up with them for a few years, pumps out some kids then leaves and demands full custody and golden parachute of support for the rest of their lives.

547 days ago
12.

Phishie from Philly    

And how many marriages has Dennis's ended with a divorce? I guess getting divorced for Dennis is like changing oil.
..

547 days ago
13.

Sean    

I notice she waited til Vegas was picked for the whole season.

547 days ago
14.

hugh    

Good for her. Kick him to the curb. Take the money and run lady... He never could keep it in his pants.

547 days ago
15.

Bitchmaster    

HALF!

547 days ago
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