Neil Young is bailing on his wife after over 35 years of marriage, but he's not turning his back on their son ... an adult with special needs.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer filed to divorce singer-songwriter Pegi Young, citing irreconcilable differences. They got hitched back in 1978, and separated this past April.
In his divorce docs, Young makes no mention of paying Pegi alimony ... but says they've agreed that both will continue to support their adult son, Ben, who has cerebral palsy. (Neil actually has two adult kids with CP ... the other is from a previous relationship.)
Pegi wants more than that ... in addition to child support, she's filed docs seeking spousal support.
No Wedding Ring
On 'America's Got Talent'
8/27/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It seems Nick Cannon is making his break-up with Mariah Carey official ... 'cause he appeared on "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night sans wedding ring.
Cannon was hosting a live episode of the show and his lack of wedding ring was extremely noticeable ... especially since he normally sports a pretty big sparkler.
We got Mariah out earlier this week ... and the 44-year old diva was also walking around without a wedding ring -- only she replaced the expensive hardware with her signature butterfly ring.
I've Been Saved ...
From Mariah Carey
8/26/2014 5:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon had that "single guy glow" Monday afternoon as he left his soon-to-be ex Mariah Carey's apartment in NYC.
Freedom is a wonderful thing.
As TMZ first reported, Nick and Mariah are on good terms now after being unable to stand each other just six months ago.
Now Accepting Applications
8/26/2014 4:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A freshly single Paula Patton re-emerged back out on the scene Monday night, hitting up Craig's in West Hollywood for a post-Emmys bash ... the first time she's been seen out since her break-up from Robin Thicke.
Don't get it twisted, just because she's single ... it doesn't mean you have a chance.
Mariah and Nick
Absence Makes the Heart Fonder
But Not That Fond
8/26/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are actually getting along -- way better than when they were together and loathed each other -- but TMZ has learned there is NO chance of a reconciliation.
TMZ first reported ... the divorce is a "done deal" and the couple has been separated since May.
We're told they are not only on good terms -- primarily for the sake of their kids -- they even went to dinner Friday in Tribeca and shockingly no one even noticed.
It's a big improvement from 6 months ago, when there was so much contempt they literally could not be in the same room together.
We're told it's all about the kids ... they're both committed to making the divorce as easy as possible on them. But -- let's just say one side tells us -- they will NEVER get back together.
Divorce is Hot Topic ... Too Hot
8/25/2014 2:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey had a chance to spin her divorce with Nick Cannon, but she said it's simply "too hot" to talk.
Mariah was walking around NYC Monday with her nephew. As the video starts, you can see Mariah putting on a large hat she had just purchased.
But when the photog asked her to comment on her split from Nick, she pled the fifth ... citing the weather. FYI, it was only in the mid 80s in New York Monday.
As TMZ first reported, the Nick and Mariah split is a done deal. It's just a matter of when they make it official.
JLo & Casper
Not Ready for Primetime
8/25/2014 5:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart insist they're not back together, and Sunday night at the VMAs ... they went through great lengths to show they aren't ... which totally means they are.
As TMZ first reported, despite being photographed together last week ... her people swear they're leading separate lives and just friends.
So J.Lo and Casper walked the VMA red carpet separately, sat separately at the VMAs (except for a quick reunion for candy) and each showed up at Mastro's following the show ... but left separately.
Where there's smoke ...
J.Lo's Secret Sugar Daddy
... At MTV VMAs
8/24/2014 8:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart REUNITED at the MTV VMAs ... if only for a quick second ... when the dancer made J.Lo an offer she couldn't refuse -- Skittles.
Despite the fact they were sitting in different sections, Casper made his way over to Jennifer's section during a commercial break with a sugary peace offering ... and the whole thing was captured on the VMA livestream.
As we previously reported, the two were spotted out together earlier this week -- despite the fact they recently broke up.
Signs of a reconciliation ... or did Casper just get played for some Skittles?
Blac Chyna To Tyga:
Keep Your Hos Away From Our Son!
8/24/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Blac Chyna has laid down the law with Tyga --- keep your groupies and hos away from our son.
We're told Blac Chyna went nuclear after their breakup ... when Tyga began hosting raunchy pool parties with "skanky women" as their 1-year-old King Cairo looked on.
We're told they promised each other not to expose their kid to unsavory conduct -- and screwing around in swimming pools counts.
But she says there's another -- even more serious problem. She says they promised each other not to introduce King Cairo to their boyfriends and girlfriends, because if another person comes into his life and then just goes away it will traumatize him. She says Tyga's already broken that promise.
Tyga is telling friends ... maybe he's violated their deal, but she's no saint either. He claims she's been spending time with other men.
It's gotten so bad ... they're each threatening to take the other to custody court.
I'm the One Who Left the Relationship
8/23/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon is the one who decided to bail on his marriage -- not Mariah -- sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.
Nick has made it clear to all involved ... he's deeply concerned about Mariah's emotional state and is ending the marriage for the well being of their kids. He believes the environment around Mariah is toxic and fears for his kids.
We're told Nick believes his kids have already shown signs of emotional upset living with Mariah.
Our sources say Nick's MO is simple ... he wants to create an environment separate from Mariah that gives the kids a safe haven from the "chaos" at her home.
Nick is also telling his people he's deeply concerned about Mariah's mental health and believes her people don't care about anything but her ability to make money and pay their salaries.
And finally we're told Nick is taking a "passive" role in the divorce ... telling his lawyers to take the path of least resistance to end things as peacefully as possible.
LOOK AT ME!
I'm Lookin' at Chris
8/22/2014 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
8:47 A.M. PDT -- We're told the game was a Roc Nation charity event. Rihanna was scheduled to be there and Chris was supposedly a "surprise appearance."
Rihanna is ridiculous ... and thirsty like Moses wandering the desert.
She showed up in the front row at a charity basketball game Thursday ... eyes trained on ex-BF Chris Brown.
Now that she's with Drake again and not Chris Brown again ... you'd think she wouldn't fuel the fire. But then again, who are we kidding?
It's a special kind of insult to Karrueche ... who's back with Chris after being repeatedly humiliated by whatever continues to transpire between him and Rihanna.
Your move Karrueche.
Muzzles Nick in Divorce!
8/22/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey has gagged Nick Cannon -- but not in a good way. He's not allowed to say boo about their divorce ... or else.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Nick and Mariah's lawyers hashed out a confidentiality agreement as part of their divorce ... and it's completely one-sided.
Nick is barred from saying anything about the split. If he does, there are severe financial penalties. But Mariah has the right under the agreement to announce the split on her terms.
Nick is clearly following orders ... check out the video from NYC Thursday -- he zipped it.
Nick is allowed to say they're now living separately ... which he's already done. But he cannot say anything about the divorce.
As TMZ first reported ... the divorce is a "done deal" ... the property settlement and child custody have already been hashed out.
Naked But Not Afraid
8/21/2014 2:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon took the first public shot at his estranged wife Mariah Carey ... by putting his soon-to-be single body on display ... for the sake of charity of course.
TMZ broke the story ... the couple's divorce is a "done deal." Nick is clearly telegraphing ... he's taking the split in stride.
Cannon accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Spice Girl Mel B and upped the ante by completing the task in the BUFF!
Nick also makes a point of talking about his wiener ... fond memories, Mariah?