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Rodney Mullen

Freestyling Again ...

After Filing For Divorce

5/16/2013 4:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0516-getty-rodney-mullenSkating pioneer Rodney Mullen is about to put his focus back on freestyling ... the "Godfather of Street Skating" has filed for divorce from his wife of 13 years.

Rodney and Traci Mullen were married in April of 2000, and have no kids. They signed a prenup a month before the wedding according to divorce docs ... and Rodney wants it enforced -- in particular, the section that frees him from paying spousal support.

Rodney cites irreconcilable differences for the split.

If you've seen kids doing tricks involving kicking and flipping their boards around on the street or at the skatepark, you've seen Mullen's influence -- he either invented them or had them improved upon during his '80s heyday.

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Who?

338 days ago
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tbone    

Hell yeah C'mon Rodney tear it up again. Just like id do to Lindsay Lohans *******.. Fvck yeah

338 days ago
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Jelly    

Rodney Mullen was/is a god in the skate world. He's credited as one of the best street skaters..and yes invented moves like the kick flip, the ollie and many others. Guy is also totally loaded!! My highschool boyfriend was obsessed with him!

338 days ago
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Az Heat    

He really is one of the greatest! But looks like age hasn't been very kind to him.

338 days ago
5.

tom    

Who II

338 days ago
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your own luck    

If you have to ask "who", you really know nothing about the history of skateboarding or Rodney's incredible contribution to the sport.

338 days ago
7.

See it    

Love your show, but the comments about Britney Spears shows a lack of understanding about mental illness. Having worked in a forensic mental hospital for 27 years, woman who have murdered their children can have more children! A conservator cannot stop that,that decision is Britney's alone. You could not tell a diabetic or someone with cancer they cannot have children because they could inherit it. And although I do NOT agree with women who kill their kids having more, no one can stop it. It seems whatever Britney's mental problems are, she is complying with her treatment and is a good Mom from appearances at this point.

338 days ago
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Lucky_130    

What a wonderful world :)

338 days ago
9.

Pers    

Who cares?

338 days ago
10.

nof    

No spousal support - if it holds up - that'll be some skating trick.

338 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Jesus, this may be the least significant story you ever posted.

338 days ago
12.

static    

NFI who he is.

338 days ago
13.

Jay W.     

Insane balance, ridiculous skating talent.
Best of luck to Rodney... divorce sucks!

338 days ago
14.

Ryan    

This guy is my hero shocked to see him on here. TMZ dip-**** audience is NOT going to know who this genius is.

338 days ago
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travis arrendale    

For those who dont know, Rodney Mullen is deffiantly the greatest skaterboarder alive. Yes i will say even better then Nyjah Huston. Rodney invented most common tricks including the kickflip. Hes a pure genius. Seems like a real down to earth guy

338 days ago
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