Jennifer Jason Leigh Files to Divorce Noah Baumbach

In Celebs by KGaz , on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 8:18 AM (PST)
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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Noah Baumbach in 2007: Double Click Images,


The actress and director split after a decade.

Jennifer Jason Leigh is another celeb to take the happy pre-holiday route and file for divorce. Leigh, whose real name is Jennifer Morrow, has filed to divorce her husband, director Noah Baumbach, less than a year after their son was born. Here's the background on the Jennifer Jason Leigh divorce.

Forty-eight-year-old Jennifer Jason Leigh and 41-year-old Noah Baumbach met in 2001 when Leigh was starring as Catherine in the Broadway adaptation of "Proof." The pair married in 2005 and welcomed their first child, a son named Rohmer Emmanuel, in March 2010.

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Both Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach were born into creative families. Leigh is a Los Angeles native and the daughter of actor Vic Morrow and screenwriter Barbara Turner; and the parents of Brooklyn-born Baumbach are arts and literature critics for some of New York's most elite publications. When Baumbach and Leigh married in 2005, Noah told a reporter, "I expect to be with her for the rest of my life."

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But a new report reveals that on Nov. 15, Jennifer Jason Leigh filed to divorce Noah Baumbach. The acclaimed actress is seeking spousal support as well as primary custody of baby Rohmer with visitation for Baumbach.

Meanwhile word has it that Ron Howard is preparing to direct Noah Baumbach's screenplay adaptation of "The Emperor's Children." No word on whether work jealousy or schedule conflicts came between Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach...stay with LimeLife for updates.

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