Monday, July 09, 2012

Laura Dern Restarts Divorce Proceedings


It has been a year since Ben Harper served Laura Dern with divorce papers. At one point the couple reconciled, but now it is all over. Laura filed her response to that petition that was filed a year ago.Apparently Laura not only takes care of the couple's two children, but she is also the primary caregiver for Ben's other kids. Laura wants spousal support and child support and I'm guessing she will get everything she is asking for since Ben has already moved on with someone else. Laura has some of the worst luck ever with guys. I don't know what it is about her. She seems cool and she is sexy, but every guy ends up dumping her and they generally do so in very spectacular fashion. There was Billy Bob and then with Ben it came out of nowhere too.

32 comments:

Trey said...

Always liked her, and she seems to have terrible luck with men. Or chooses the wrong men.

Seachica said...

It's not luck. She chooses really poorly.

Trey said...

Seachica, I'm sure you're right. And I don't know much about her, I've just always liked her in films, so she might be a mess in real life.

rejectedcarebear said...

oh Ben..how can you be such an amazing musician but such a douche to your former wife and children? Man up dude..

angel said...

He's wading into his early 40's. Midlife crisis strikes again.

Cornbread said...

Maybe that's just a bad photo of him, but I can't stand that dressed up Rico Suave pose and facial expression. He looks smug.

On the other hand, Laura looks flawless, as always.

figgy said...

And here I thought Ben Harper seemed like such a great follow-up to the hideous Billy Bob. Darn it.

rejectedcarebear said...

did she date Jeff Goldblum after they made Jurassic Park? What happened with them, did he leave her as well?

Borg Queen said...

I love Laura Dern but she got with Billy Bob I believe while his wife was pregnant. So the same way you get him, is the same way you lose him.

hollywood dime said...

laura dern is sexy?

Trey said...

hollywood dime, I think she's attractive in a unique way. I remember when Billy Bob left her for AJ, all the reports were about how he upgraded. Had to feel for her.

B.J. said...

There were a few blind items about an actress who has the worse luck with men, does it fit her?

Cake said...

Love Laura, but she started dating Ben while he was still with his wife. (I had not heard about Billy Bob's wife.)

So yeah, she should not be surprised that any of these guys cheat on her.

B.J. said...

There were a few blind items about an actress who has the worse luck with men, does it fit her?

Cake said...

Why is she the caregiver for the other kids? What happened to his ex-wife?

Hendrix said...

Her Dad is Bruce Dern...wasn't he a wild child for a while? Being a Hollywood kid, she probably didn't have a lot of great relationship role models.

Sunny said...

After reading up on the romantic histories of these two, I am a little disappointed by both of their behaviors over the years. Take it with a grain of salt, but I read that Laura hooked up with Billy Bob while he was still very much with his (now) ex-wife. They wind up together, then B.B leaves Laura for Angelina. Laura then hooked up with Ben while Ben was married and his wife was pregnant, then Laura got pregnant around the same time and Ben left his wife for Laura. It seems like this relationship was doomed from the start, although apparently they did date for 5 yrs for marrying.

I am curious too about why Laura is caring for Ben's children from his previous marriage. Anyone know?

Sarah said...

Agree with Sunny. Laura has relationship karma. She's been the other woman as often as she's been cheated on, she's just played the victim more publicly.
She lost Billy Bob like she got him.

Trey said...

Why don't these men ever end up with relationship karma? Or was Billy Bob's karma losing AJ to Brad? According to one of enty's latest reveals they still have sex, so I don't think Billy Bob is losing out on much.

jane3113 said...

I really like both of them. Used to work in the music business and Ben Harper was one of the nicest artists to the staff (up there with country singers and Meatloaf). She seems so cool. I am going to try not to read any more info about them because I appreciate their talents.

Sunny said...

@jane3113

Funny you said that, because I wondered if I should add this P.S to my comment

P.S. By Your Side and Burn one Down are two of my favorite songs of all time. And P.S.S. Of course I'm perfect and have never done anything horrible ;) ha ha

MissCrop609 said...

Shame, I loved these two together. Yeah, I'd like to know why Laura is the primary caregiver for his kids. Seems kind of odd.

Barton Fink said...

I had a friend I used to watch movies with who always referred to her and her father as "Dern Laura!" and "Dern Bruce!" It never got old, at least when he would exclaim it every time he saw her face.

Mango said...

She appears very clingy.

Em Cue Em said...

I guess this may come across as bitchy, but I've never liked Laura Dern. Something about the way she speaks has always really bothered me. Remember that one she did where she played Mark Ruffalo's wife? Your Friends and Neighbors, I think it was called? I would have loved that movie, but she was in it, and I couldn't get past how much I didn't want to watch her onscreen. That being said, its a shame the woman has such a hard time finding lasting love. As for Ben, he played the best live show I've ever seen. He may be a D-bag, he may not. But my dislike for Dern and my love of his music make me not give a shit. Wow. That sounded cold.

astrogirl said...

I wouldnt say she had bad luck with men, if you're the cheater of course one day you'll be the cheatee.

If he's doing it with you, he's doing it to you, trust me....

warmislandsun said...

Don't worry about it, Em Cue Em, I have never liked her, either. She has gramma face - like Maggie Gyllenhaal. I can't watch her in movies, either.

As for Ben, he cancelled the concert I got tickets for - just to see him perform! - so I can't like him right now, either.

Elizabeth312 said...

Trey- did Enty reveal AJ was still hooking up with Billy Bob or Billy Bob was still hooking up with Laura Dern? Thanks for brining me up to speed!

Elizabeth312 said...

Trey- did Enty reveal AJ was still hooking up with Billy Bob or Billy Bob was still hooking up with Laura Dern? Thanks for brining me up to speed!

instantkarma said...

I worked with both of these two as well. She was a "secret" bitch... syrupy sweet to your face, and made her assistant do her dirty work. On the other hand, he came across as very low maintenance and a genuine nice guy with all the crew etc. And he was married when she came on the scene... so she is getting what she deserves.

tamarind said...

poor laura. she should have david lynch set her up w/ a good egg.

c17 said...

YOU GUYS!

She's like the Rumor Willis of the '80's - '90's! I can't believe there are some people who think she's still relevant!