We just got a joint statement from Patrick and Jillian, saying, "It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the well-being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family's privacy at this very sensitive time."
Patrick Dempsey is headed for the single life but it's not his doing ... we've learned his wife has filed for divorce, and 10s of millions are on the line.
Jillian Fink filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable difference. Fink, who is repped by disso queen Laura Wasser, is asking for joint custody of their 3 kids, a 12-year-old girl and 7-year-old twin boys. She also wants spousal and child support.
We've learned they do NOT have a prenup. Patrick is reportedly worth around $40 million.
The couple has been married for 15 years.
Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... "it remains to be seen whether it will be amicable." Sources tell us she's had a problem with his ego for a while now, which she thinks is out of control. As one source said, "She's all about the kids."
Confession Tape Under Lock and Key
1/23/2015 4:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
We've now obtained the divorce settlement, and it provides every copy of the Collins' audio in which he confesses to child molestation must be destroyed, with the exception of the original -- which is now in Grant's possession. Grant must deliver the tape to Collins' lawyer, Shawn Holley, who will keep it under lock and key for 10 years and only release it if there's a subpoena.
As for the rest of the settlement, it's pretty much a 50/50 split. As we previously reported the pot is worth around $14 million.
Stephen Collins and Faye Grant have settled one of the nastiest celebrity divorces in memory ... TMZ has learned.
Collins, Grant and their lawyers spent the last 4 days trying to hammer out the settlement, to avoid what was certain to be an ugly, public trial set for February 9th.
Both Collins and Grant were ready to address the audiotape in which Collins confesses to molesting and/or exposing himself to 3 young girls. Grant threatened to raise the issue because she didn't want her settlement compromised in case he got sued, and he says the tape has made him unemployable and therefore he should be socked with a big spousal support tab.
But they worked it out, down to who gets what furniture.
NFL's Marcedes Lewis
Cops Called In Paternity War
Baby Mama Allegedly Flips Out
1/23/2015 4:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Cops were called to the L.A. residence of Jacksonville Jaguars star Marcedes Lewis Thursday night -- after his baby mama allegedly went berserk when she found out Lewis is gunning for sole custody of their child ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Lewis has a 5-month-old son with porn star Savannah Stern -- who decided to visit Lewis at his pad, which happens to be in a fancy private building in L.A.
We spoke with Lewis who tells us ... Stern was served with court papers during the visit -- informing her that he has filed official documents in an effort to obtain sole custody of their child.
Lewis says Stern began to flip out once she got served -- and began yelling and screaming ... to the point where building staffers decided to call police for help.
Law enforcement confirms ... cops arrived to the scene around 9 PM and took an incident report but no one was arrested. We're told Stern eventually left the building without further incident.
We reached out to Stern for comment -- no word back.
Puts Paula Patton On Hot Seat ...
In 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit
1/21/2015 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paula Patton could have Robin Thicke by the short hairs ... again -- she's being called to testify in the court battle over whether he ripped off "Blurred Lines" from Marvin Gaye.
According to court docs ... Robin's estranged wife is listed as a witness for the case which still looks like it's heading to trial. Marvin Gaye III and Robin have been warring over 'Blurred' and a handful of other Thicke tunes.
Paula is expected to testify about the 2011 song, "Love After War" ... which Gaye thinks copies Marvin's "After the Dance." Paula appeared in the 'Love' music video, and we're told she co-wrote it with Robin.
Going through a very public, painful, drawn out break-up with your ex -- and then calling her to testify on your behalf in a major legal battle ... seems like a recipe for disaster.
However, as TMZ first reported ... Robin actually went to a holiday party at Paula's house -- so maybe the dust has settled. We'll see, when and if she takes the oath.
One thing's for sure ... the video was freakin' hot!
FILES FOR DIVORCE
... After Epic Blowout
1/21/2015 10:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sports mega-agent Drew Rosenhaus is pulling the trigger on his marriage -- just days after cops were called to his home to break up an epic blowout argument with his wife ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Rosenhaus filed divorce docs in Miami yesterday -- seeking to end his 13-month marriage to real estate agent Lisa Thomson.
According to the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Rosenhaus says he has claim to their Miami home -- and wants her out of the house, ASAP.
Rosenhaus also says Lisa signed a prenup before the marriage -- and wants the judge to honor it. The terms of the prenup were not disclosed in the divorce docs.
We broke the story ... Thomson called police Sunday evening and told them she was verbally attacked by Drew and his brother at their Miami home.
Cops eventually calmed everyone down -- no one was arrested ... but we're told Drew gave Lisa five trash bags and told her to get her stuff out of the house.
Rosenhaus and Thomson tied the knot in 2013 -- they have no kids together.
As we previously reported, Thomson recently partied on a boat with Hollywood playboy Dan Bilzerian (pictured below) -- and sources tell us the situation may have contributed to the split.
We spoke to Rosenhaus who had no comment on the story.
'Boyhood' Plays Out
In Ex's Bitter Divorce
1/20/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette and her son are being dragged into her ex's ugly divorce trial ... and it sounds like they're solidly on his side.
Back in the late '80s, Arquette gave birth to Enzo -- now 26 -- with then boyfriend, musician Paul Rossi. But similar to the movie ... he split when Enzo was just a month old and remained a present father.
Fast forward to the divorce ... estranged wife Kerry-Ann Johnston-Rossi claims in court docs Rossi is verbally abusive, threatening, and she lives in constant fear. Rossi has fired back that she's a liar, and that's why he's calling Patricia and Enzo to testify on his behalf ... as character witnesses.
The docs say Patricia/Enzo will testify about Rossi's "parenting abilities, lack of any violent or angry tendencies." And according to the docs, Patricia may have harsh words for Kerry-Ann ... regarding her "parenting abilities, her anger and/or violent tendencies."
The trial is set for March. Nothing like having a possible Oscar winner in your corner.
Nick and Mariah
The Cost of Emancipation
1/17/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have a prenup with a confidentiality clause ... and if she blabs out of school she gets socked for twice what he'd have to pay if he violates it.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... if Nick violates the confidentiality clause he has to pay her a $250,000 penalty, but if she spills the beans she has to pay him $500K.
And the prenup makes it clear ... Mariah came into the marriage with a boatload of money ... Nick, not so much.
The prenup says Mariah is worth $150 million ... she has so much, $30 million is listed as "miscellaneous." Nick came into the marriage in 2008 with a little less than $500K.
He's done well since then, making millions on his various projects, but when they married he ended up buying her engagement ring for $500,000 but took a loan out for $470K. The ring was reportedly worth $2.5 mil, but that's not what he paid.
As we reported ... they've already worked out a full property settlement agreement.
Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler
Arrested Over Death Threat
1/16/2015 11:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler were handcuffed and thrown in the back of squad cars for making criminal threats against each other ... she claimed he threatened to kill her, and he claimed
she threatened him right back.
It happened last month, but we just got the legal docs. On December 7, the two got into a verbal fight over a reality show Travis wants to do with their 2 kids. It's surprising, but the former couple STILL live under the same roof.
According to the docs -- which were filed by Shanna so the family could be evaluated for a possible custody change -- Travis said, "If I could, I'd put a bullet in your head." She then called the cops, who came to their L.A. home. Travis then told cops Shanna threatened to have her boyfriend come and beat him up.
They were then both cuffed, arrested and taken to the station.
Shanna told cops things have gotten extremely bad between the two of them. She said he would say to her, "F*** you bitch,' calling her a "f***ing piece of garbage and calling her "a cigarette smoking, coke-snorting bitch." She also has an email in which he said, "My poor kids have a whore for a mom."
Shanna says the drummer's erratic behavior started after the 2008 plane crash -- she claims he was suffering from mood swings while weaning off pain meds.
Sources tell TMZ ... charges will not be filed against either one. But, we've learned, The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services was contacted and they are investigating.
NFL's Golden Tate
I Didn't Bang Russell Wilson's Wife
1/16/2015 11:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate says he DID NOT have sexual relations with Russell Wilson's wife ... despite rumors to the contrary ... and he claims the Seahawks QB knows it.
Of course, Wilson and his wife Ashton split up back in April -- and there were rumblings that it all had to do with an alleged affair involving one of Russell's Seattle Seahawks teammates.
Golden -- who played with Seattle at the time --signed with Detroit a short time later ... fueling the rumors.
But now Tate is denying everything in a statement posted on TheCauldron -- writing:
"I did not have an affair with Russell Wilson’s wife, nor did I have anything to do with his divorce."
"That is laughable for anyone who knows us. His ex-wife, Ashton, is still best friends with my girlfriend."
"Russell and I were good friends when I was in Seattle, on and off the field — he knows the rumors about me were unfounded, damaging to my reputation, and an attack on my character."
In fact, Golden's GF posted a pic with Ashton just 4 months ago (pic below).
As for Russell, the details surrounding the split were kept super quiet. Neither he nor Ashton have talked about why they broke up.
Files for Divorce
1/16/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Nick Cannon beat Mariah Carey to the courthouse ... we've learned he has quietly filed for divorce.
The timing is interesting. We found out Nick filed papers December 12. The date is relevant because on December 2, Mariah showed up 3 hours late to tape a segment for the NBC tree-lighting special.
At the time we posted a story ... Mariah was on the phone with her lawyers going over the terms of her property settlement. That syncs up with Nick filing papers a week later, after they hashed out a deal.
Short story ... Mariah has completely detached Nick from her new, very lucrative deal in Vegas.
Byron Scott Divorce
Wife Demands Baller Lifestyle
I Can't Live Without My Gucci!
1/15/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
She lived the Gucci lifestyle before the divorce ... and now Byron Scott's wife is demanding the Gucci lifestyle AFTER the split too -- telling a judge the Lakers coach needs to pay up so she can continue to live like a BOSS!
We broke the story ... Byron filed for divorce from his college sweetheart Anita Scott last year after 29 years of marriage -- right before he signed a $17 million contract with the Lakers.
But Anita says they were living large way before the Lakers gig -- and in new court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, she spells out why Scott needs to open up his checkbook.
Here's a sample of the life Anita says she was accustomed to during her marriage to Byron:
-- Anita says the couple lived in several insane cribs over the years (8 bedroom pad in NJ, 7 bedroom house in New Orleans, swanky 4 bedroom penthouse in Cleveland).
BALLER SHOPPING SPREES
-- Anita says she "regularly" bought clothes from Chanel, Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton ... with no specific dollar limit.
-- Anita says she dropped at least $600 every six weeks for hair upkeep ... and $500-per-month on manis, pedis and massages. Plus another $400-per-month on facials and "other personal maintenance."
-- The Bahamas. Once a year. First class airfare. Suites at top-rated resorts. Oh, and they'd often pay for additional family members to join along.
Anita says she needs spousal support asap, since she doesn't have a job and is living in a cramped 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo in Culver City which is "not comparable to the lavish and spacious homes we purchased during the marriage."
Sad Sack in Calabasas
1/14/2015 2:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner looked mighty unhappy Wednesday ... after "In Touch" ran a cover story with a Photoshopped pic and a caption touting his life as a woman.
Jenner was tooling around Calabasas, smoking a cig, as he pondered whatever was on his mind.
Our Bruce sources tell us he doesn't care what the tabloids say about him, but it must have been hard to avoid seeing the cover.
As for Kris, she says the magazine was mean, whether or not its story had any foothold on the truth.
My Ex Used V.A. to Leak Tape
She's 'Devious' That Way
1/14/2015 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins claims his bitter ex-wife was out for blood and caused the now-famous audio recording to be leaked ... the audio in which Collins confesses to child molestation.
Collins -- who was in court Wednesday along with estranged wife Faye Grant -- says in new legal docs Grant put his stuff in trash bags and put them in the driveway of their Brentwood home for pickup by the V.A. He says the audiotape was inside one of the bags and labeled, "Stephen Collins/predator."
Collins claims it was all part of her "devious design" to get the tape out without directly releasing it. He says he foiled her plot by getting a P.I. to retrieve the bags before they were picked up.
The actor says he believes TMZ got the audio via Grant, either directly or indirectly. She denies it.
The judge in the divorce case has ordered them to meet next week to try and settle the case, but hizzoner made it clear he fully expects a full trial next month.