By DiMarkco Chandler:
It looks like actress Laura Dern’s marriage to Ben Harper has finally come to an end. TMZ has just reported that the Dern has restarted the divorce, which was filed 2 years ago by Harper. In the interim the two had been trying to reconcile their broken relationship.
The 45-year-old actress was reportedly surprised when she learned in October of 2010 that Harper claimed they had split as early as January of the same year.
It seemed to be an on and off relationship. In November of 2010, only a month following when Harper had filed for divorce, the two were spotted spending time in Brentwood together with their children. And as recently as February of this year, sources say they were arm-in-arm at a Golden Globes after party.
Dern, who has had high profile relationship with Kyle MacLachlan, Nicolas Cage, Renny Harlin, Jeff Goldblum and Billy Bob Thornton finally tied the knot in December of 2005 and wedded Harper after they had been dating for 5 years.
During the time since Harper had originally filed for divorce, Dern had been working with Harper on reconciling. She was taking care of their two children, son, Ellery Walker and daughter, Jaya, both a product of their union.
According to TMZ, “Dern filed her formal legal response to Harper’s divorce petition Friday in LA County Superior Court.” She is seeking primary custody, child and spousal support.