Jermaine Jackson's wife Halima Rashia has filed for divorce from the singer, citing "irreconcilable differences." Halima married the 61-year-old in 2004, and listed November 28, 2015 as the date of their separation.
According to TMZ, Halima also requested spousal support in her petition for divorce at a court in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The couple have split after an 11-year marriage
Despite being together for eleven years, the couple's marriage has not been without its difficulties. Halima was arrested on the same day she claimed the couple had split in 2015 on domestic abuse charges after sources claim she bit Jermaine's leg. However, she was released on $50,000 bail, and the case was subsequently dropped.
Jermaine spoke about the incident, saying "things happen." He said: "It's obvious, I've been with Halima for 11 years, I still love her, things happen. She is still my wife."
The former Jackson Five band member has yet to speak publicly about his break-up from Halima, and has been tweeting about his late brother, Michael Jackson, following a recent media frenzy surrounding the singer. He wrote: "In death, Michael still suffers trial by media but his exoneration is enshrined in court transcripts 'journalists' are too lazy to read.
"Let Michael rest in peace. Leave. Him. Alone."
Jermaine has yet to speak out about the split
Meanwhile, Jermaine is about to become an uncle once again, and confirmed that his younger sister is Janet Jackson is expecting her first child. He told People: "My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she's having a baby. A baby having a baby.
"We look at her like our little baby and now she's grown up and having a baby. I'm proud to be an uncle and I can't wait to see how this baby is going to look. I hope she's having a girl. We need more girls in this family. There are too many boys!"