A long-lived Hollywood marriage appears to be coming to an end. According to reports in People Magazine and on a number of celebrity websites, one-time rock star Nancy Wilson has filed papers with a Los Angeles court seeking a California divorce from her husband of 24 years, Oscar-winning film wroter-director Cameron Crowe.
According to People, the couple have been married since July 1986. Wilson, who with her sister Ann co-led the 70s/80s rock group Heart, reportedly cites “irreconcilable differences” as her reason for seeking a Southern California divorce. Crowe is best known as the director of the films Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous (for which he won a screenwriting Oscar in 2001).
According to People, Wilson has requested joint physical and legal custody of the couple’s 10-year old twin boys.
An interesting aspect of the break-up is that Wilson’s court filing indicates that the couple have been separated for more than two years. Combined with the length of Wilson and Crowe’s marriage this can be seen as a reminder that breaking up a long-established relationship is rarely easy. The long separation may indicate that the couple have spent a significant period of time considering whether or not to make their split permanent.
In such situations, the advice and guidance an Orange County divorce lawyer has to offer can be especially useful. Beyond the usual questions of child custody, spousal or child support and the division of assets (with or without a prenuptial agreement), any marriage that has been in place for two decades is bound to present complex, perhaps unexpected, issues that are best addressed with the help of an experienced Los Angeles or Orange County family law attorney.