Ben Harper has filed for divorce from wife Laura Dern. The 40-year-old two-time Grammy winner cited irreconcilable differences in his divorce papers which he filed in Los Angeles recently and apparently he is asking the court not to grant Laura spousal support.
Ben says the two have been separated since January, but there are rumors that Laura has been living and traveling with Ben throughout the year.
The couple married in 2005 and have two children together - Ellery, 9, and Jaya, 5. Ben is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their two children. Dern and Harper married in 2005 after dating for five years.
Laura Dern is the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, appeared in David Lynch's 1986 "Blue Velvet" and 2006 "Inland Empire" and will star in the upcoming HBO series "Enlightened," in the past Dern has been romantically linked with fellow Lynch thespians Kyle MacLachlan and Nicolas Cage, "Jurassic Park" costar Jeff Goldblum and Billy Bob Thorton, pre-Angelina Jolie. Harper, who coincidentally was born in Southern California's Inland Empire, also has two children from a previous marriage.