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'Homeland' Star

Real Marriage Blows Up Too ...

And It Could Cost Her $$$

7/6/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0629-moreno-baccarin-tmz-01 Morena Baccarin -- Nicholas Brody's estranged wife on "Homeland" -- is headed for divorce off-screen too -- and all her success since the Showtime hit could work against her in the split.

Baccarin’s writer/director husband, Austin Chick, filed the divorce docs, citing irreconcilable differences, after 3 and a half years of marriage -- a lifetime in Hollywood.

According to the docs, Chick wants joint custody of their one-year-old son ... and he wants spousal support.

It looks like Baccarin's been the breadwinner in the fam -- picking up roles on hits like "Gotham" and "The Flash" -- so, at least on paper, she'll likely end up forking over some amount of cash.

Did we mention she's banging Det. Jim Gordon on "Gotham?" 'Cause she is ... and she looks freakin' hot doing it. 

Ben Affleck

Even Jen Doesn't Believe

He Messed with JLo

7/2/2015 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0702-ben-affleck-jen-lopez-jen-garner-tmz-01Jennifer Garner has issues with Ben Affleck for sure, but they have nothing to do with Ben's former fiancee, Jennifer Lopez.

Sources directly connected with the couple tell us, neither Ben nor Jen have even raised JLo's name in their decision to divorce. More specifically, we're told Garner has no issue on that front ... it's not about JLo.

The stories about Ben and JLo started circulating after Ben walked over to Jen during the Oscars, said something, and walked away as she brushed his arm. 

That said, on the other hand, our sources will not say Ben and Jen never argued about other people during their marriage. 

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Ben and Jen

Career Explosion Torpedoed Marriage

7/1/2015 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630-ben-affleck-jennifer-garner-TMZ-02Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced NOT because of his drinking and gambling, but because he's become such hot property in Hollywood, she felt neglected ... so say some well-placed sources.  

There are clearly 2 views on the demise of the marriage. As we first reported, some sources with a bird's-eye view have told us Jen was fed up with Ben's booze and blackjack habits. But other sources who are also very familiar with the couple are saying when push came to shove, Jennifer made no mention of alcohol and gambling ... her beef was that Ben wasn't a "present husband."

Fact is ... Ben has had back-to-back film projects for several years, and spent much of his time out of town. The sources say Jen felt ignored and neglected, and they argued frequently over it.

These sources say this has nothing to do with Ben being a neglectful dad. Quite the opposite, they say he's a great dad who does everything he can for the kids. And, we're told, she didn't really have any beef about his parenting skills ... her  problem was with Ben as a husband.

In the end, we're told the breakup was mutual. Ben felt he was a good husband, who was juggling his career and family, but it wasn't enough for her.

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Jennifer Garner

'Fed Up' With Ben's Gambling, Drinking

7/1/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jennifer Garner reached her breaking point with Ben Affleck's drinking and gambling and that's why she pulled the plug on their marriage ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.

Our sources (not surprisingly) have two views of what happened ... some align with him and some with her.

The Jen sources say Ben's drinking and gambling have escalated over the last few years to the point "she couldn't take it anymore." Ben's sources also say he likes to drink and loves to gamble ... in fact, Ben has rhapsodized about gambling in interviews.

Sources say "partying" had nothing to do with their problems. Ben did not go out and did not womanize ... Jen complained he just drank and gambled too much.

As for our Ben sources, they say it's really just about 2 people who want to live their lives differently. His people say they've been in therapy for more than 2 years -- he even mentioned his marital problems during his 2013 Oscar acceptance speech. They add the couple has been separated for 10 months, so there was no recent "breaking point."

0701-ben-affleck-playing-blackjack-tmz-7Ben's gambling is well-documented. TMZ got photos of the actor last September during a high-stakes blackjack session in Detroit. And TMZ broke the story, Ben was banned from the Hard Rock in Vegas in late April 2014 for counting cards.

The other thing our Ben sources say ... he wins big in gambling.

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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

No Prenup

No Money Problems

6/30/2015 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_BEN_AFFLECK_JENNIFER_GARNER_TMZBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner did not build a financial wall between them before getting married, because we've learned there is no prenup ... and get this, he's not that much richer than her.

Multiple informed sources tell TMZ, Ben and Jen's business managers are busy figuring out how to divide what we are told is a fortune.  We're told they both have accumulated many millions. Jen made a "massive amount of money" off of "Alias," which went into syndication, as well as a string of movies, including "13 Going on 30" and "Elektra." 

Ben has made a ton of money, but a number of his projects were independent films where the cash wasn't as plentiful.  

Short story ... they're both rich, but it's not like she needs his money.  

It's unlikely she'll get spousal support because of her wealth, but she doesn't need it. The trick is dividing the community property, which we're told is going smoothly so far.

As for the "10 year rule" -- meaning a judge would give her more spousal support due to the length of the marriage -- we're told 2 things:  A) their decision had nothing to do with it  B) she's loaded and doesn't need support. 

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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

Getting Divorced

6/30/2015 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0630_BEN_AFFLECK_JENNIFER_GARNER_TMZ_2Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are ending their 10 year marriage ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the couple, whose anniversary was yesterday, will file for divorce.

Although they will file for divorce, it won't be done immediately. They are working things out with a mediator and business managers, sources tell TMZ. The divorce will be filed when all of the property and custody issues are resolved. 

We're told the divorce is amicable and Ben and Jen will share joint custody of their 3 children, ranging in ages from 3 to 9.

The couple says, "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private family matter. Thank you for understanding."

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'90210' Star Jamie Walters

How Do You Talk to An Angel ...

About Divorce?

6/28/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0626-jamie-walters-wife-FACEBOOK-01Jamie Walters -- who achieved fame in the 90s with the hit song "How Do You Talk to An Angel" now has to figure out how to talk to a divorce lawyer.

Jamie's wife Patricia has filed for divorce after 12 years of marriage. Jamie, who played Donna Martin's abusive BF on "90210," will share custody of their 3 kids if Patricia has her way.

But he's not off the hook that easy ... Patricia wants spousal support and attorneys fees.

Jamie asked to leave "90210" ... because he believed his abusive character might taint his music career. 

Amber Rose

Hey Wiz, Here's My Father's Day Present

GET LOST!!!

6/21/2015 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Rose can't remove ex-hubby Wiz Khalifa from her life because they share a kid together, but she sure can remove him from her body.

Our photog got Amber leaving Dr. Tattoff Saturday in the San Fernando Valley, and the signs are pretty clear ... the good Doc did his handiwork on Wiz's face.

Amber's bandage covers the precise area where Wiz once lived large.

Now the only way Wiz can see 2-year-old Sebastian is in person.   

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Trace Adkins

Divorce Case Settled

6/17/2015 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0617-trace-adkins-01Trace Adkins has settled his divorce case, TMZ has learned ... a case that will end a 17 year marriage.

Trace's lawyer, Larry Hayes, tells us, his client and Rhonda went into private mediation and hashed out a custody arrangement for their 3 daughters. They also worked out a property settlement agreement. 

Hayes says the actual divorce case was dismissed because Trance and Rhonda wanted to keep things private ... something that can be accomplished in private mediation.  Now that the mediation is completed, Hayes says the divorce petition will be refiled and then it's just a matter of a judge's signature. 

Rhonda filed divorce docs in March 2014, citing irreconcilable differences.  

Trace has had issues with alcohol. You may recall he entered rehab after getting into a drunken fight with a Trace Adkins impersonator while on board a country music cruise.

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Terrence Howard

Ex-Wife Tries Covering Up Extortion

By Witness Intimidation

6/11/2015 9:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0611-terrence-howard-michelle-ghent-tmz-instagram-01Terrence Howard claims his ex-wife tampered with a witness in an effort to cover up her alleged extortion plot to squeeze the actor for a fortune.

Terrence's attorney, Brian Kramer, filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which Terrence claims Michelle Ghent tried to strong-arm his brother's wife so she wouldn't blow the lid on the alleged extortion plot.  

According to the docs, Michelle told Yvonne Howard she was going to scare Terrence into paying her big money ... scare him by threatening to go public about sexual trysts and other lurid info.

But Terrence says when Michelle learned Yvonne was on his witness list to tell the judge about the extortion, she went to Yvonne and put on a full-court press, trying to dissuade her from taking the stand or being deposed.

Yvonne says in a new declaration, Michelle pressured her, explaining no one could force her to testify. Yvonne also says Michelle urged her to keep their conversation secret, and Yvonne says Michelle pressed so hard it felt like plain intimidation.

Terrence is trying to set aside a settlement agreement in which Michelle would get a huge chunk of Terrence's "Empire" money for next season.  

Jodie Sweetin

Fighting to Keep Daughters

In the Same School

6/7/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jodie Sweetin's in a nasty battle with her estranged husband over where their 4-year-old does arts and crafts and takes naps -- 'cause kindergarten is serious business.

Jodie filed legal docs saying she and Morty Coyle can't agree on where little Beatrix starts her education. In the docs, Jodie says she wants the kid to go to the same school as her big sis, 7-year-old Zoie ... because they're really tight.

The ex "Full House" star claims her ex wants Beatrix to go to another school ... which just so happens to be closer to his house. 

Stephanie Tanner pours it on heavy in the docs -- saying she's a PTA superstar who regularly participates in events at the kid's school ... such as the "Willy Wonka" musical, and pajama rama. 

Jodie and Morty share custody of Beatrix, but she wants a judge to give her the deciding vote on this issue. 

Glory Johnson to Brittney Griner

Don't Give Up On Us

... Oh, Never Mind

6/6/2015 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0605-glory-britney-instagram-tmzWNBA player Glory Johnson made a public plea to estranged wife Brittney Griner -- hours after Griner filed to annul their marriage -- and then apparently decided, screw it ... and took it back.

Glory posted a popular Internet meme about true relationships and "unperfect" partners not giving up on each other. It seemed like she was extending an olive branch to Brittney -- but then she deleted the post within the last hour or so.

Woman's prerogative?

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Griner shockingly filed annulment papers on Friday, less than a month after they tied the knot.

Johnson, who just announced she's pregnant, told us she was blindsided by the move. 

Glory Johnson

Brittney Griner Is a Liar

... She Blindsided Me

6/5/2015 4:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0605_gloria_johnson_brittney-griner_gettyGlory Johnson says she was "blindsided" by Brittney Griner's decision to file for an annulment today -- telling TMZ Sports she's "extremely hurt" by Brittney's actions. 

We spoke with Johnson's sports marketing agent, D.J. Fisher, who tells us "Glory was unaware of the filing and still loves and cares for Brittney."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Griner filed the court docs Friday -- saying Johnson essentially threatened her into getting married ... and claims the whole thing was a fraud. 

Griner issued a statement saying, "Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either legally separate, get divorced, or annul our marriage. In the week prior to the wedding, I attempted to postpone the wedding several times until I completed counseling, but I still went through with it. I now realize that was a mistake."

But Johnson's camp says Brittney's full of crap -- saying they NEVER agreed to annul the marriage.

Johnson's rep adds, "Glory loves Brittney and made a huge sacrifice to carry a child, put her career on hold, to invest in their relationship and their future. As a result she won't be playing this season."

"Glory wouldn't intentionally do anything to hurt Brittney and has tried her best to protect her and their marriage. Obviously this marriage was about them starting their life together. Glory is the sweetest thing in the world and she was dedicated to their partnership."

"She knows how important marriage is and made a lifetime commitment and decision to spend the rest of her life with Brittney."

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