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Ben Harper files for divorce from Laura Dern

October 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Musician Ben Harper has filed for divorce from actress Laura Dern after nearly five years of marriage.According to court documents, the Grammy Award-winning musician signed and filed the divorce petition on Friday in Los Angeles.

Harper is seeking joint custody of their two children and says the couple separated in January. No additional details of the divorce were included.

Dern has appeared in "Jurassic Park" and other films.