Laura Dern Files for Divorce From Ben Harper
Nearly two years after Ben Harper filed for divorce from Laura Dern, the star of HBO's Enlightened has filed her own papers seeking to split from the singer, TMZ reported.
Dern reportedly filed legal documents Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking primary physical custody of their two children -- son Ellery, 10, and daughter Jaya, 7 -- and joint legal custody. She is also seeking child and spousal support and wants Harper to pay her attorneys' fees.
Dern and Harper were married in December 2005 after five years of dating. Harper first filed divorce papers in October 2010, citing irreconcilable differences and asking the judge not to award her spousal support.
In January, the two sparked speculation of a reconcilation when they attended the Golden Globes together -- where she won the award for best actress in a comedy series.
Dern's credits also include Little Fockers and HBO's Recount, for which she won a Golden Globe.
Harper is a two-time Grammy Award winner.