Laura Dern and Ben Harper heading to divorce court
Sadly, it seems like another celebrity couple has called it quits. "Recount" and "Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern's Grammy-winning musician husband Ben Harper filed for divorce last week, claiming irreconcilable differences. He's also asking for denial of spousal support.
Harper says that he and Dern, who wed in 2005 and have two children, have been separated since January. But friends and relatives tell TMZ the two have actually been traveling together all year and (sorry for TMI) "were even intimate as recently as last week."
Dern, who appeared in David Lynch's 1986 "Blue Velvet" and 2006 "Inland Empire" and will star in the upcoming HBO series "Enlightened," in the past has been romantically linked with fellow Lynch thespians Kyle MacLachlan and Nicolas Cage, "Jurassic Park" costar Jeff Goldblum and Billy Bob Thorton, pre-Angelina Jolie.
Harper, who coincidentally was born in Southern California's Inland Empire, has two children from a previous marriage. His ex-to-be is the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.
-- Whitney Friedlander
Photo: Laura Dern and Ben Harper at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times