“Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville has filed for divorce from his second wife, Naomi Nelson, after nearly 12 years of marriage.
The stunt performer, 51, cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split and claims the couple have been apart since September 2021, according to the file obtained by TMZ on Thursday.
Knoxville and the documentary filmmaker dated for “a few years” before announcing in August 2009 that they were expecting their first child together.
At the time, Knoxville explained that he and Nelson “felt it was time to start reproducing” and that they were “excited as hell”.
“Can’t wait for the little booger to get here,” he added. “My daughter Madison [from his first marriage] is also becoming a big sister and helps to pick out clothes, prams and beds for her new sister or brother.”
The couple’s son, Rocko Akira Clapp, was born in December 2009 and the couple married the following September in Los Angeles.
They also share 10-year-old daughter Arlo Clapp.
According to TMZ, Knoxville is requesting joint legal and physical custody of the children.
His last Instagram post of Nelson is dated August 20, 2021, the month before he claims they broke up.
“Happy birthday to my love and light. A wonderful woman and a wonderful mother,” Knoxville gushed about photos of Nelson at the time. “You are the sunshine on my face and all is well. I love you very much. Happy birthday.❤️❤️❤️.”
Knoxville was previously married to fashion designer Melanie Lynn Clapp from 1995 to 2008. Their daughter, Madison Clapp, was born in 1996.
Representatives of the star did not immediately respond to Vidak For Congress’s request for comment.