Ben Harper divorcing Laura Dern

3:24 PM PST 10/10/2010 by AP

Irreconcilable differences sever the five-year marriage

Ben Harper and Laura Dern are breaking up, TMZ reported.

Singer-songwriter Harper filed for divorce from his actress wife, citing "irreconcilable differences," on Friday and is asking the judge not to award to her spousal support.

Dern and Harper married in 2005 and have two children, Ellery, 9, and Jaya, 5. He is seeking joint custody.

Dern's credits include "Smooth Talk" and "October Sky." She won a Golden Globe for her role in "Recount." Harper is a two-time Grammy Award winner.
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