*Musician Ben Harper filed for divorce from actress Laura Dern late Friday afternoon following five years of marriage, and TMZ is reporting that Dern was “blindsided” by the news.
Harper, a two-time Grammy winner, cites irreconcilable differences in the filing and is asking the judge to deny Dern spousal support. He’s also seeking joint legal and physical custody of their two children: Ellery, 9, and Jaya, 5.
Dern, 43, and Harper, 40, were married in 2005 in Los Angeles.
Harper claims in the divorce papers that he and Dern separated back in January. But people connected with the couple tell TMZ they have been living and traveling together throughout the year and were even intimate as recently as last week.