American screen star Sean Penn has filed for legal separation from his wife of 13 years, Robin Wright Penn, citing irreconcilable differences.
The couple, who married in 1996, first separated and instigated divorce proceedings in December 2007 - during which time Sean was romantically linked to model Petra Nemcova. He and Robyn were reunited four months later, however.
The 48-year-old Mystic River star, who was previously married to Madonna, is seeking joint custody of the pair's two children, 18-year-old daughter Dylan and son Hopper, 15. Court papers show the couple separated on April 23 and that Sean has requested the court not award spousal support to his wife.
While 43-year-old Robin was at her husband's side as he picked up his Academy Award at this year's Oscar ceremony for his role as gay activist Harvey Milk, eyebrows were raised when he omitted to thank her in his acceptance speech
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