Jaime King files to divorce Kyle Newman, requests restraining order in recent spate of messy celeb divorces
Actor Jaime King has filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years, Kyle Newman, and has also asked for a restraining order against him. The director and model-actor's divorce is the latest in a string of messy divorce news that has taken the spotlight in recent times. This includes Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy's as well as that of Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s divorce.
King filed the legal documents on Monday in Los Angeles, California. So far, there has been no news regarding why she has filed for divorce or asked for a restraining order.
According to TMZ, who broke the news, there is no information regarding what led to the couple's split, however, because King has also requested for a restraining order it has been presumed that the split is not amicable.
King and Newman are parents to two children -- a 6-year-old son and 4-year-old son -- and Taylor Swift is reportedly their godmother. The couple had met while working on 'Fanboys' which saw King star in it while Newman was the director and they tied the knot in 2007.
King and Newman are not the only celeb couple facing a rough time ahead due to their relationship. Mary-Kate Olsen had also filed for a divorce recently. In the case of Olsen, it was clear from the beginning that the divorce was not amicable because according to the papers filed by the celeb, she was being ousted out of her own apartment in New York by her husband Olivier Sarkozy.
She had in fact filed for an emergency divorce, which stated, "I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home that we have lived in and if he is successful, I will not only lose my home but I risk losing my personal property as well." However, her filing was not deemed as a true emergency and the same was denied by the New York courts.
Before Olsen, news of Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s divorce had also come out. The reality star and the quarterback split officially after 10 years together. What started off as a "loving conclusion" ended with Cavallari claiming "marital misconduct" and "irreconcilable differences" in her divorce filing. Even the dates of separation in their filing differed. While Cavallari claimed that it was April 7, Cutler had filed it as April 21. The two are also reportedly in the middle of a custody battle of their three children.