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Two-time Grammy Award winner Ben Harper has filed for divorce from his wife of five years, actress Laura Dern. reports the singer "blindsided" Dern, 43, with the court papers late Friday, citing irreconcilable differences.

Petitioning a judge to deny Dern spousal support, Harper, 40, also claims that the couple separated in January.

The couple have two children, son Ellery, 9, and daughter Jaya, 5.