Laura Dern and Ben Harper have been together since 2000 but unfortunately, after 12 years together and five years of marriage, they are breaking up. Ben, 42, filed for divorce in October 2010 but the couple reconciled again in February of this year.
Life & Style spoke with a friend of Laura’s, 45, who confirms they are splitting again. “They’ve called it quits for the second time. They came to this conclusion last month. It was handled with the utmost respect and love; there were no crazy fights.”
The actress and singer have two children: Ellery, 10 and Jaya, 7. Ben also has two kids from his previous marriage.
“When they got back together earlier this year, they were happy,” the source revealed. “There’s a lot of love there, and they both really wanted it to work, but they just couldn’t work out their differences. They couldn’t meet in the middle. Because of their kids, Laura wanted to handle this politely and with care. But I know she’s hurt because she really did love Ben a lot. It’s a sad time for her. She’s been leaning on friends for support. Both she and Ben are good people; there is no bad guy in this picture.”
How sad! Are you upset to hear they couldn’t make it work?
- Ben Harper
- Laura Dern