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Atlanta Falcons Owner

My Wife Is FINALLY Divorcing Me

2/3/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0201-stephanie-blank-arthur-gettyHe definitely saw this coming ... but now Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has been hit with divorce papers from his estranged wife ... TMZ has learned. 

Blank -- the BILLIONAIRE who co-founded Home Depot -- had previously announced he and Stephanie Blank separated in 2011 ... after 16 years of marriage.

Now, Stephanie -- the mother of Arthur's three children -- has pulled the trigger ... filing divorce docs in Fulton County, GA.

According to the papers, Stephanie claims the union has been "irretrievably broken" ... but the good news -- the two have already hammered out a settlement that covers money, custody and property.

The terms of the settlement are confidential -- but with Art reportedly worth $1.3 BILLION ... Stephanie stands to get some serious green.

As for the couple's three minor kids ... Stephanie says she and Art have put together a "comprehensive Parenting Plan" ... but the terms of the plan are also confidential.

Back when they split, the couple had released a joint statement saying they "remain great friends and are committed to working together to parent their three wonderful children."

We reached out to Art for comment -- so far, no word back.

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21stcent    

Arthur, she is cute, how did you mess that up!

542 days ago
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KanyeWest    

These things happen

542 days ago
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21stcent    

By the way Arthur, Home Depot is just not the same since you and Bernie sold it. The whole taking care of the associate policy has been replaced by how can management screw the associate.

542 days ago
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KanyeWest    

That's right shams, last week I made $1000 just by being here at www.tmz.com

542 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

So this is why he wants the Atlanta Taxpayers to pay for his new stadium.

542 days ago
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SheisHot    

Stephanie is gorgeous!

542 days ago
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EarlyCuyler    

Arthur and his oldest son are both very classy and super nice people. I wish the best for both of them.

542 days ago
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static    

Cha-Ching!

542 days ago
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freaksober    

shes tired of cleaning his SHARTY ole draws...

542 days ago
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lovelykisses1    

Mow that's how divorce should be not all the arguing and big mess

542 days ago
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gtg714f    

she waited until the Falcon's had a winning season (more settlement $$$ for her). Once it was obvious they wouldn't make the superbowl, she filed. Smart woman.

541 days ago
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Lily Daisy    

The better "comprehensive parental plan" would have been to "stay together"! Who has three underage children together, then decides to divorce, and who has a billion dollars besides? Selfish people who have the misguided notion that they each will be better off without their partner. These morons need to develop a new plan to stay together and raise their sweet little ones together.

541 days ago
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atlchick-itk    

Mr. Blank was a speaker at my daughters UGA graduation in December. He received an honorary degree...haha

541 days ago
14.

Badass2012    

Gold digger.

541 days ago
15.

NOT ELMO    

Me likes Her...

541 days ago
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