Donald Sterling Files for Divorce From Wife Shelly Ahead of 60th Anniversary

Donald Sterling and Shelly split
Donald Sterling finally files for divorce from estranged wife Shelly - details Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Days before their 60th wedding anniversary, Donald Sterling filed for divorce from his estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, multiple outlets confirm. The controversial former Clippers owner filed divorce papers on Tuesday, Aug. 4, citing irreconcilable differences. According to the Los Angeles Times, the paperwork was initially rejected by the court as incomplete, but was refiled on Wednesday.

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"It is truly an unfortunate situation, however, my client could no longer stand by while his rights are trampled," Sterling’s lawyer Bobby Samini said in a statement.

The filing comes four months after a judge ruled Donald’s mistress, V. Stiviano, had to pay Shelly $2.6 million after the businessman secretly bought V. Stiviano a house, a Ferrari, and other gifts with his and Shelly’s money.

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As basketball fans are well aware, Donald is suing his wife and the NBA for $2 billion after he was forced to sell the Los Angeles team after audio was leaked of him making racially offensive remarks.

Shelly sold the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after doctors deemed Donald mentally unstable to handle the business.

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