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Matt LeBlanc files for divorce

March 30, 2006
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Small screen star Matt Le Blanc has decided to call time on his marriage of three years. The former Friends star has filed papers at Los Angeles Superior Court to divorce one-time model Melissa Sue, whom he married on a Hawaii beach in 2003.

Citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their break-up, the petition says they separated on January 1 this year. The 38-year-old is seeking joint custody of their daughter, Marina, who is believed to be suffering from a rare neurological disorder. His estranged wife also has two children from a previous relationship.

"Melissa and Matt Le Blanc have decided to end their marriage," the actor's spokesman said in a statement. "The dissolution is amicable. They remain devoted parents and friends. For the sake of their family, they ask that their privacy be respected at this time."

News of the split comes just a few months after NBC decided to pull the plug on the actor's series Joey, which was a spin-off from Friends.

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Matt and Melissa made their vows in Hawaii at a ceremony attended by several of his Friends co-stars. The actor has cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their break-up

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