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Ben Harper Files for Divorce from Laura Dern

Ben Harper Files for Divorce from Laura Dern

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 and is asking the court not to grant Laura spousal support, according to TMZ.

Ben says the two have been separated since January, but sources close to the couple tell TMZ that Laura has been living and traveling with Ben throughout the year.

The couple married in 2005 and has two children together – Ellery, 9, and Jaya, 5.

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  • TIM GUNN

    A harlot’s comeuppance! My aunt’s maid used comeuppance and I love it.

    I know zip about Dern, but do remember what I read and I remember it well.

    Her present husband was married and his wife pregnant when she started “dating” him. His wife’s baby was born witinh weeks of their first child.

    I remember this becaus Dern and her long term fiance at the time was Thornton and Jolie walked away with him. Dern found out in the newspapers and everyone felt sorry for her.

    Alas, “everyone” didn’t know, Thornton has been married with a baby, when Dern began dating him too.

    Ah, HollyWeird!

  • Michele

    She broke up Billy Bob’s marriage to his wife Petra. Broke up Ben’s marriage to his wife Joanne. Since women love to throw stone at other women, I’m saying the homewrecker deserves it. Team Ben (even though I do think he is a pos). I wonder who gets the Arquettes.

  • Rockstar

    @Michele Are you serious? Team Ben? They’re both idiots. She didn’t use witchcraft to seduce him- he’s a cheater! Billy Bob is a cheater as well! Why don’t you hold husbands accountable?

  • mimi

    she is beyond fuglyfug.
    cannot stand her or her victim bs.

  • Molly

    I know for a fact that he cheated on her. He slept with, and had a continued secret relationship with a girl I knew in Chicago.

  • sasha

    KARMA IS A BI*CH. DERN YOU DESERVE EVERY THING COMING YOUR WAY CAUSE YOU MADE MY GIRL LOOKED BAD WHEN YOU HAVE A WHOLE CLOSET FULL OF DIRT.
    KARMA IS A BITCH INDEED.

  • sasha

    I hope everyone / haters who were hating on our Angie now get to know the real Laura Dern aka X friend. She is one home wrecker. In hollywood they tend to keep secrets and hate on others. This lady was and still is homewrecker number one and she is just as fugly as X. Friends of the same feather flock together.

    Karma is good, Karma is really good to us JP fans this week. First Toni filled for bankrupcy then this . I am having the most wonderful weekend cause all you haters are going deserve what’s coming your way. KARMA IS A B*TCH AND US JP FANS LOVE IT.

  • karmaback

    I feel for their kids.. not her.

    Hmm well maybe the Hag Army will group around her. They are already trying to plant stories that she was blindsided..

    Well let’s wait and see.. Ben is moving fast for some reason.. I wonder if she told his wife she was sleeping with her husband.. I mean she loved making statements about things to the press.

    YEAH she lied and now she knows what it feels like. She has been with 2 married men.. yet she got to play the victim when BBT broke up with her, and she was well aware of it…

    I hope he only has to pay child support and take care of his kids.. She can get a job.

  • Ssshhii_baby

    what was that word the hens like to say? oh yeah, KARMA!!KARMA!!KARMA!! BWAAHAHAHAH!! Sasha, I’ve been out of the loop for awhile. would you mind explaining what Toni Braxton say or do to Angelina?
    Im just curious…thanks

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    She deserves it. Karma is at b1tch. Regardless, their children are innocent. I hope they will continue to be good parents to their kids.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Ssshhii_baby @ 10/10/2010 at 2:15 pm

    Stupid Toni wore a Team Aniston T-shirts.

  • Flo

    Thats sad for the kids.

  • Alaia

    Honestly I don’t care if she cheated or not, she is a great actress. You people get attached way too much to celebrities.

  • lol@theloons

    You JP loonxs are so pathetic its not even funny. So Laura Dern is a homewrecker(which she is one) but St Angelina is not? Laura Dern is no worse than Angelina they are just as bad as eachother-Both homewreckers- and yes karma is a bitch- what goes around comes around-one down one more to go-AJ will be next

  • nayah82

    This woman ruined angie’s reputation by making up all this bs about her.
    Burn b****.

  • Manners Please

    It is bad for the children but Laura Dern has broken up the marriages of two women so I don’t feel any sympathy for her. I’m sure her next husband-to-be will already be wearing a wedding ring when she grabs him.

  • Ssshhii_baby

    Thankyou for answering my question..Im sad that are children involved but you reap what you sow..sorry Laura you got what you deserve …you outright lie and ruin someone else’s reputation ..karma karma karm!!

  • Marieme

    For real #1? And that he was cheating with another (& probably others) during his marriage? Ouch and yuck. I always wondered what he saw in Dern and figured it just must be a deep love. Clearly, how wrong that is. Very sad for the kids.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    lol@theloons @ 10/10/2010 at 3:30 pm

    Angie is getting her Karma now. Her man & her 6 kids are with her in Budapest. Didn’t you see new pictures of the family. Go to JJB. The new photos shown them being happy together and have the same facial expression.

  • mervin

    Big bird gets a taste of her own medicine…sorry about the kids though.

  • sophiaB

    Angie will get her karma also, cheating with brad. If he cheat with you , he will cheat on you.

  • ka-blamo

    THIS IS ALL BECAUSE SHE IS WILD AT HEART BABY!! SHE ONLY WANTS SAILOR!!

  • groundcontrol

    @Molly:
    .
    #####################
    .
    I hope Jared doesn’t get a subpoena from Dern’s lawyer demanding your IP.
    .
    Sometimes it’s better to hold back on some info we may have. No matter how tempting it is to share. I’m just saying.

  • michelle

    @sasha: You severely need to get a life and stop living vicariously through these idiots. “JP” wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire, babe.

  • Jill

    She cracked me the hell up, whining that Jolie had stolen Thornton away from her while she was “engaged” to him. The “engagement” was in her mind only. Thornton had already dumped him and she was pursuing him trying to get him back. I always thought his quick marriage to Jolie was to send Dern a message that it was over between him and Dern and to stop pestering him.

  • Molly

    A subpoena won’t help….INTERNETCAFE

  • Kriss

    @sophiaB:

    I agree Sophia. Yes Karma is a big B! Laura may be getting hers but Angie watch out and take this breakup as a warning! She doesnt need laura to ruin her rep and the news of the Bragelina breakup is gonna be a whole lot bigger than this!

  • AWHODAT

    Hey Big Kriss, i strongly suggest that you dont hold your breath waiting for Angie to ‘get her karma’. In case you havent noticed, Angie is living her Karma EVERY. SINGLE DAY. Even now as we speak.
    .
    And its all good.
    .
    But hey, if you wanna sit on your fat arse and wait for the Jolie-Pitts to break up………we’re not gonna stop you. Because you KNOW a larda.ss needs NO. EXCUSE. to. sit. And wait. Have that barrel of cookies while yo wait…………..you know you want to.
    .
    LMFAO.

  • zoz

    What the hell does Toni Braxton have to do with this SASHA.

  • Sami

    @lol@theloons: You need to get your facts STRAIGHT! Angelina has NEVER been a homewrecker, there was no affair, so how can she be ‘no better’ than Dern? One cheated (Dern) the other didn’t (Jolie). The Loonifers are totally fuQked up and can’t get their facts straight.

  • Sami

    @sophiaB: SophiaB (is that for, B*.ch by any chance?) fyi, Angie did NOT cheat with Brad Pitt, everyone by know now thats no affair happened. there WAS NO AFFAIR. Therefore, as is PROOF, Angie is getting her good karma for being the VICTIM of a massive WITCH HUNT and tabloid HOAX by; being an Oscar nominee, having a successful career with hit movies making it to number 2 for the year, most influential celeb, well-respected humanitarian and lauded by the likes of Mandela, a gorgeous life partner and a family of 6 children. Newflash idiot, she HAS her karma! She is on top of the world, and aint it sweet!!!! :)))

  • Sami

    @Kriss: Yet ANOTHER one who is behind of the news that the ‘affair’ was a big fat fuqking HOAX! Angie did NOT cheat with Brad Pitt, everyone by know now thats no affair happened. there WAS NO AFFAIR. Therefore, as is PROOF, Angie is getting her good karma for being the VICTIM of a massive WITCH HUNT and tabloid HOAX by; being an Oscar nominee, having a successful career with hit movies making it to number 2 for the year, most influential celeb, well-respected humanitarian and lauded by the likes of Mandela, a gorgeous life partner and a family of 6 children. Newflash idiot, she HAS her karma! She is on top of the world, and aint it sweet!!!! :))) Angelina has been rewarded for all she went through and went through with CLASS. She is on top, which is where God and Karma has put her! And she aint going anywhere, so DEAL with it and apologise!

  • @sami

    Yeah, well I never heard it was a hoax either. Can you give your evidence?

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  • Truth

    We are not loons. You are for attacking other people with false accusations and disregarding facts.

    Angelina never stole anybody. BBT had dumped Laura before he went off to shoot Pushing Tin. There was a miscommunication about it and they were not engaged. Crazy Laura refused to accept it was over.

    She destroyed Jolie’s reputation who constantly became a gossip magnet at the wrong time with her co-stars which led to her credibility being damaged with Pitt. Angelina Jolie is not a homewrecker because she started dating Pitt after he was separated for three months. There was no proof of an affair but rumors going out of control. Aniston’s PR campaign slandered Pitt-Jolie by imitating Laura’s behavior which made the media refuse to give nice guy Pitt the benefit of the doubt when all he did was move on despite gossip.

  • Truth

    The evidence is detected by accurately observing Pitt-Jolie’s behavior in 2004-05, the lack of any real proof of an affair other than tabloid trash, and analyzing Pitt over the years. He would never cheat. He is a nice guy who became the object of a cycle of a slander that got started by a rumor which went out of hand, thanks to the deceit of his fake, two-faced, and power-hungry ex who cashed-in on the media’s yellow journalism which caused sales to go up. Aniston’s team lied about so many aspects of Pitt’s behavior. She painted him like he was a bastard when he acted like a gentleman. She used her friends to spout nonsense about children not being a priority for him. They called him diabolical and shady when he was kind enough to defend Aniston from any negative media remarks.

  • Truth

    The media misportrays everything about Pitt-Jolie negatively in an almost insane fashion. They will plant false statements in interviews, twist around their words, villify them to no end, and fabricate a controversy about everything while playing along with Aniston’s golden girl victim bs. Pitt and Jolie are victims. Gwyneth and Jill Scholen cheated on Pitt. BBT and Angie’s first bf cheated on her.
    Angie came from a broken home, she would never cheat.

    There is tons of evidence of Aniston being a fraud like Laura Dern.
    A fake scandal gets more support than a dozen real scandals that get slid under the door.

  • Truth

    The media misportrays everything about Pitt-Jolie negatively in an almost insane fashion. They will plant false statements in interviews, twist around their words, villify them to no end, and fabricate a controversy about everything while playing along with Aniston’s golden girl victim bs. Pitt and Jolie are victims. Gwyneth and Jill Scholen cheated on Pitt. BBT and Angie’s first bf cheated on her.
    Angie came from a broken home, she would never cheat.

    There is tons of evidence of Aniston being a fraud like Laura Dern.
    A fake scandal gets more support than a dozen real scandals that get slid under the door.

    Aniston, Chelsea Handler, and Laura Dern are real homewreckers but people respect them?!

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