Bonaduce's wife files for divorce


The wife of Danny Bonaduce has filed for divorce from the former "Partridge Family" star after more than 16 years of marriage.

Gretchen Bonaduce filed papers Tuesday in Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. She is seeking custody of their 6-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter, according to the documents.

The couple married Dec. 6, 1990, and separated April 9, the divorce petition said.

Danny Bonaduce, a radio and TV host whose marriage troubles were aired in a TV reality show, announced the filing Tuesday on KLSX-FM's "The Adam Carolla Show."

"I really don't want a divorce. I love her," he told Carolla.

Bonaduce said he received an e-mail Tuesday from his wife's attorney offering phone numbers for lawyers.

Bonaduce said his wife had been talking about breaking up for several months and he held out little hope for a reconciliation.

"There's no fight. Nobody's mad at anybody at my house," he said.

"It's been months of 'You know, I think we'd be happier apart. I'm not happy, Danny.' But thing is, she has been friendly, and helpful," Bonaduce said.

It is Bonaduce's second marriage.

Bonaduce and his wife starred in a 2005 reality show called "Breaking Bonaduce" that detailed his efforts to repair his relationship and recover from alcohol and other problems.