Monday 16 July 2018

Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane and wife Rebecca Gayheart split after 17 years

Rebecca Gayheart (L) and Eric Dane attend the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Gala honoring Steve Martin at Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)
Rebecca Gayheart (L) and Eric Dane attend the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Gala honoring Steve Martin at Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)
Rebecca Gayheart-Dane (L) and Actor Eric Dane at the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Chrysalis Butterfly Ball)
Rebecca Gayheart and husband Eric Dane attend the HBO premiere of "Empire Falls" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Rebecca Gayheart(L) and actor Eric Dane(R) arrive at the 5th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Montage Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Rebecca Gayheart, Eric Dane and their family attend Amazon Video's Tumble Leaf Family Fun Day hosted by Au Fudge on September 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images for Amazon)
Rebecca Gayheart (L) and Eric Dane attend the 2015 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute Honoring Steve Martin at the Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. 25292_001 (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner Image)
Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane attend the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Rebecca Gayheart and Guest Eric Dane attend the Chrysalis Third Annual Butterfly Ball at a private residence on April 17, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

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Actors Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart have split after 14 years of marriage.

Scream 2 actress Gayheart, 46, filed divorce papers in Los Angeles on Friday. According to TMZ, she is asking for spousal support from former Grey's Anatomy hunk Dane, as well as joint legal and physical custody of their two daughters, Billie, seven, and six-year-old Georgia.

Representatives for the stars have yet to comment on the divorce news.

The former couple, which wed in 2004, has been through a lot together over the years.

Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane attend the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane attend the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

In 2001, Gayheart was involved in a fatal car crash which killed a nine-year-old kid. She pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and was sentenced to three years probation.

The actors also hit headlines in 2009, when a sex tape of the pair engaging in a threesome with another woman was leaked online.

Meanwhile, Dane, 45, has endured a rough battle with depression, checking into a treatment centre last spring to focus on his health.

He briefly stepped away from production on his U.S. TV drama The Last Ship, and returned to the spotlight in June, when he attended the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles with his wife, and claimed he was back on top form.

Rebecca Gayheart-Dane (L) and Actor Eric Dane at the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Chrysalis Butterfly Ball)
Rebecca Gayheart-Dane (L) and Actor Eric Dane at the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Chrysalis Butterfly Ball)

In a candid interview on breakfast show Today, Eric admitted his most recent period of depression caught him by surprise.

"I took some time off - I was dealing with some depression, which was kind of odd to me," the father-of-two shared in July. "I felt very conflicted about it because I didn't really feel like I had anything to be depressed about."

The actor has since been prescribed an antidepressant to help manage his condition, which he insisted is now completely "gone".

He had previously checked into rehab in 2011 for an addiction to painkillers.

Rebecca Gayheart and Guest Eric Dane attend the Chrysalis Third Annual Butterfly Ball at a private residence on April 17, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Rebecca Gayheart and Guest Eric Dane attend the Chrysalis Third Annual Butterfly Ball at a private residence on April 17, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

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