The British beauty filed the papers in downtown Los Angeles yesterday, and has recruited high-powered celebrity divorce lawyer Neil Hersch.
The two have been married for 12 years, after exchanging nuptials on March 18, 1993.
Nicole, 37, and Eddie, 44, have five children--Bella Zahra, Bria, Shayne Audra, Zola Ivy and Miles Mitchell. The Daddy Day Care star also has another son, Christian, from a previous relationship.
In a statement released to TV show Extra!, the funnyman says, "The welfare of our children is our main concern and their best interests are our first priority."
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