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Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk files for divorce

February 7, 2011 |  1:03 pm

Tony Hawk and Lhotse Merriam, in 2005 at Merriam's shop in Encinitas.

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk has filed for divorce from his third wife, Lhotse Merriam. People.com reports that Hawk, 42, filed the documents Friday in northern San Diego County. The two have been married since 2005 and have one child together.

"We have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," the couple said in a joint statement released Monday.

"We remain deeply committed and loving parents to our daughter, and out of respect for that responsibility we ask that people honor our family's privacy during this important time of transition," the statement said. "Thank you for your understanding."

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Photo: Tony Hawk and Lhotse Merriam, in 2005 at Merriam's shop in Encinitas. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times


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