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Wife Cites Irreconcilable Difference for Divorce From Action Star

A McKinney, Texas, couple’s failure to resolve any divorce-related issues amicably can lead to a long and drawn-out trial where all divorce-related documents and testimony are made part of the public record. A high asset divorce or a case involving a bitter child custody battle can further increase the animosity between spouses. In this scenario, children of the marriage may end up being the most-affected and silent sufferers, where their everyday lives are thrown into turmoil, affecting their physical, emotional, and social growth.

This kind of situation can be even worse when it involves a celebrity divorcing. Rich and famous people getting divorces attract a lot of media attention, inviting numerous and sundry speculative news stories regarding the divorce, net worth, asset division, and child custody. Even though they are celebrities, this kind of attention can impact the lives of all the parties involved, especially children.

Recent reports have stated that Gladys Portugues Van Varenberg, wife of actor Jean Claude Van Damme, has filed for divorce from her famous husband. According to the report, Portugues Van Varenbert, who is also an actress and a former professional bodybuilder, filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.

The report stated that the couple separated earlier this month and that the actress now is seeking spousal support from her estranged husband. The couple has been married for 15 years and has two adult children.

Other details of this high-asset, high-profile divorce case could not be immediately discovered. Van Damme is most famous for his roles in Hollywood action movies and he continues to work on films of this genre, including movies that portray stories of kickboxers.

Source: People Magazine, “Action Star Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Wife Files for Divorce,” Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, March 20, 2015