Dennis Quaid puts an end to his third marriage

Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly Buffington-Quaid have called time on their eight-year marriage.

On Friday, a representative for the actor announced: "Kimberly and Dennis Quaid have decided to legally separate after 8 years of marriage. They ask that their privacy and the privacy of their family be respected during this difficult time." 

Kimberly, who has four-year-old twins with the actor, filed for divorce last March, stating in papers that things between them had "become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities."

The real estate agent, however, put the divorce on hold in April in order to save their marriage.

This is the third divorce for the actor, 58, who was previously married to Meg Ryan and P. J. Soles.