James Caan Files for Divorce From Wife for the Third Time

James Caan and his wife Linda
James Caan filed to divorce wife Linda for a third time  Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Barneys New York

Third time's a charm?

James Caan, 74, filed papers earlier this month to divorce his wife, Linda, after 19 years of marriage. However, this isn't the first time The Godfather star has tried to end the union. He filed papers twice before in 2005 and 2009, but the cases were dismissed.

The couple has two children together, James, 19, and Jacob, 16. According to papers obtained by The Insider With Yahoo, the actor is seeking joint custody of their youngest son and, reportedly, there is no prenup in place.

If Caan goes through with it this time around, it won't be his first divorce, but rather his fourth.

In 1961, the Elf star married Dee Jay Mathis. They had one daughter together, but split in 1966. He then wed Sheila Marie Ryan in 1976, but they went their separate ways one year later. They had one son, Hawaii Five-0 actor Scott Caan. James was then married to Ingrid Hajek from 1990-95 before getting hitched to Linda that same year.

Caan has yet to release a statement about this most recent divorce filing.

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