Actress Laura Dern was “blindsided” by divorce papers from her rocker hubby Ben Harper, according to TMZ.
Harper officially filed for divorce on Friday, citing the usual “irreconcilable differences.” In his petition, Harper said he and Dern have been separated since January, a claim that Dern reportedly denies.
According to TMZ, friends of the couple say they’ve traveled together for much of the year with their two children, Ellery, 9, and Jaya, 5. And, notes the sources, they were intimate as late as last week.
Um, how would they know? Ick. Moving on.
Harper and Dern married in Dec. 2005 after dating for five years. Harper seemed to be Dern’s Knight in Shining Armor after Billy Bob Thornton abruptly broke off their relationship to marry Angelina Jolie.
Instead, Harper now looks like another dirty dog, if the rumors are true. Dern’s other profile Hollywood hook-ups include romances with Kyle MacLachlan, Jeff Goldblum and Nicholas Cage.
Now, Dern is no doubt a strong woman who can get through this rough patch with style and grace. However, I can’t help but feel bad about the situation, especially if she was caught off guard with the divorce.
Laura, honey, take this advice – find your next boyfriend away from the prying eyes of Hollywood. Hopefully you’ll have better luck that way.