Michael C Halls Wife Jennifer Carpenter Files
After 'Dexter' stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter announced their split earlier this week, Carpenter filed for divorce on Thursday. The actress cited irreconcilable differences in papers filed in Los Angeles, noting that the couple, who married on December 31, 2008, separated in August.
The Associated Press reported that Carpenter is seeking spousal support from the SAG Award-nominated actor. The actors, who play brother and sister on the hit show, have no children. Publicists for Hall and the Showtime series had no comment about the divorce or how it would affect the show, which was just renewed for its sixth season.
After rumors surfaced that Julia Stiles, who joined the show as Dexter's serial killer girlfriend this past season, had been secretly dating Hall, the actress released a statement saying that she was not responsible for the couple's breakup.
'I have absolutely nothing to do with the split between Michael and Jennifer. We are good friends and enjoyed working together,' Stiles told UsMagazine.com in a statement. 'This is a personal matter between them, and we should respect their privacy. Although I too prefer to keep my private life private, I felt compelled to dispel the rumors I was somehow the cause for this matter.'
The news comes in a week filled with celebrity splits. On Monday, it was revealed that Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens had broken up and just a day later Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds announced they were separating after two years of marriage.