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Diane Lane

Pulls Trigger on Divorce

from Josh Brolin

2/22/2013 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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10:33 AM PST: 
The divorce documents cite "irreconcilable differences." Lane wants her name restored to Diane Lane -- it's currently Diane Lane Brolin. 

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Diane Lane
is the one who threw in the towel ... we've learned she's the one who filed legal docs for divorce from Josh Brolin.

We found the legal docs, which were filed February 15 -- right after Valentine's Day -- in L.A. County Superior Court.

We know Lane claims she has been separated from Brolin for quite a while, although the legal date of separation on the docs is listed as February 13.

They definitely had issues in the past. Four months after they married in 2004, Brolin was arrested for spousal battery, but Lane recanted her story and charges were never filed.

He was also arrested for fighting in a bar in Louisiana in 2008. Drinking was involved. Interestingly, when he was arrested, he turned to his buddy, actor Jeffrey Wright, and said, "My wife is gonna be so happy."  The charges were eventually dismissed.

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And Brolin was arrested in Santa Monica this past New Year's Day for public intoxication.

Nonetheless ... a source connected with the couple tells TMZ ... "There were no dark issues between them. They still love and respect each other. This was a successful marriage that ran its course."

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16.

jslashk    

Good for Diane... Rumors of this guy's boozing and wife beating has been around for YEARS. She can do WAY better!

545 days ago
17.

Kelly    

Well okay then...

545 days ago
18.

Masoman    

All good things must come to an end -sometime....

545 days ago
19.

Meanie    

Self important idiot.

545 days ago
20.

londonb    

Shes aging horribly eww

545 days ago
21.

Drew Hall    

Maybe she will go on a gay tour of Tuscany and spontaneously buy a Villa and regret it, only to find out everything she wished for had come true. I love a happy ending

545 days ago
22.

Carl    

I like Josh as an actor and he seems like he'd be fun to hang out with for a couple ours, but you can tell he'd be really difficult to live with.

545 days ago
23.

OooooNooo!    

Dean Wormer says: "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

545 days ago
24.

martyjones100    

Women who hyphenate their names are the worst!! You know why women hyphenate their names? It's cuz their husband doesn't have a penis.

545 days ago
25.

Bob    

my gosh

545 days ago
26.

Truth    

SHUD OF DIVORCED HIM LONG AGO... NOW IT'S 8 YRS AND SHE LOOKS A HAS-BEEN, OLD, AND USED. NO 1 WANTS THE BITCH NOW. #TRUTH!!

545 days ago
27.

Cheryl A.    

My sister is a drug and alcohol rehab counselor and she told me that she always listens to her clients tales of woe then asks them "Did you ever notice that every time you got in trouble you were stoned/drunk"? It's really so simple but powerful.

545 days ago
28.

mary    

he is a fool, an old guy trying to be gangsta. she put up with his crap, to long. i saw him brag about how bad he was or is now. he is so juvenile.

545 days ago
29.

Bu    

She is lucky that she got out with her life. Now she will have to go to therapy for all of his emotional abuse on her.

545 days ago
30.

Mrugowsky    

It's always "irreconcilable differences" with these divorces and that phrase could mean almost anything. Though from the sound of the story he was just being an as*hole a lot. She'll have no problem finding someone new if she wishes.

545 days ago
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