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Cuba Gooding Jr.

Wife Files for Separation

... After 20 Years

4/22/2014 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Marriage was NOT as good as it gets for Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife -- she just filed for separation from the Oscar-winning actor after 20 years of marriage, TMZ has learned.

Sara Kapfer filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. She and Cuba were high school sweethearts and got married in 1994. They have 3 children, 2 of whom are minors.

Sara wants joint legal and physical custody. According to the docs, child support will be determined later.

It's surprising -- just last year, Cuba gushed about his wife on "The View," talking about how wonderful it is to be married to someone for so long.

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16.

Unbroken Chain    

Man, if I were a black woman I would be real offended that these guys marry white women when they hit it big.

101 days ago
17.

Music Fan    

He's gonna have to "show her the money"!

101 days ago
18.

Word-Up    

Best of luck.. Both seem to be good people.. Married in love and just fell out.. She is sharing custody.. Seems that they are doing thing right..

101 days ago
19.

Truth    

DAMN, WATS THE SCARRING ON HER FACE... GOT BEATEN BY THE BLACK DUDE. TYPICAL. HENCE, THE SEPARATION. #TRUTH!!

101 days ago
20.

SkoobySnacks    

Women have it terrible when they marry someone famous... As soon as the looks go so do you. What's the chances he starts dating a young attractive white girl?

101 days ago
21.

Truth    

DUDES CAREER IS TAKING A DEEP LOW SEAT. PROLLY LOUNGING AROUND DOIN NUTHIN. SHE GOT SICK OF HIS BLACK ASS AND GAVE THE HEAVE HO. #TRUTH!!

101 days ago
22.

Rocky    

She's probably tired of being his 'beard', maybe he's ready to come out now

101 days ago
23.

mwen    

finally!!! he's been cheating on her for years!

101 days ago
24.

Cashay14    

That's what he gets. He could've stayed with a sister for that ****. His wife like 8 mile trash anyway.

101 days ago
25.

Miva    

So sad to hear about it, 20 year together and three beautiful kids, I found Sara's bio here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/breaking-news/sara-kapfer-gooding-actor-cuba-gooding-jrs-wife/

101 days ago
26.

Rigby    

Aww that's unfortunate. 20 years is pretty amazing

101 days ago
27.

franklyspeaking    

NEW POON MID LIFE CRISIS #SOCLICHE

101 days ago
28.

bring back recent posts    

Suxs, they will now be a member of the 50/50 club...it's the kids that get the short end of the deal , then the cycle continues.

101 days ago
29.

ó|ó    

he is cute and she is not and i had no idea his wife was white

101 days ago
30.

firebaby    

damn, his was one of the successful, long-lasting hollywood marriages...
i hope they can split amicable, for themselves and their children.... still sucks though, they were high school sweethearts, and stuck together even through his fame (which must've come with its fair share of groupies)....

101 days ago
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