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Eddie Murphy's Wife Files for Divorce

Aug 08, 2005 | 11:56am EDT

Eddie Murphy's wife Nicole has filed for divorce from the comedian, citing "irreconcilable differences."

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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