After 20 years of marriage, Sara Kapfer has filed for divorce from her actor husband Cuba Gooding Jr.
On Tuesday, Kapfer filed the divorce papers at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason.
According to the court documents, Kapfer is requesting joint legal and physical custody of their three children Spencer, 19, Mason, 17, and Piper, 8.
The Jerry Maguire actor met Kapfer when they were in high school, and later married her in 1994. Gooding Jr. has not yet commented on the split, but did speak highly of his wife, during an interview on The View last year.
“I got a wonderful lady that knows how to run the household even when I’m not there. And we’re just blessed with wonderful kids,” he said.
“When you do films, you’re away from the family, but I can still fly them in or fly home to see them, so… my wife and I… have this rule – never go more than three or four weeks without seeing each other,” he continued. “But I knew this commitment meant that I would be in New York City for a long time; I’m here possibly through September, so it’s a bit of a pull on that to keep the household together. But she allowed me to be indulgent for obvious reasons… This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Maybe Gooding Jr. didn’t heed his own advice, and spent too much time away from his family working on his career. He has definitely been busy, and is scheduled to star in two upcoming films – Carry Me Home and Gridlocked.
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