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30 June 2020 04:42

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'Shameless' Actor Steve Howey and 'Chicago Fire' Star Sarah Shahi Split After 11 Years of Marriage

Shameless actor Steve Howey and his wife Sarah Shahi are divorcing after 11 years of marriage and three children together. Shahi, 40, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 4, according to People. 'After much thought and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage,' a statement from the pair reads. Splistville: Shameless star Steve Howey and his wife Sarah Shahi are divorcing after 11 years of marriage and three children together (pictured 2019) In her filing, Shahi listed April 14 as their official date of separation, and cited 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason behind the split, according to Us Weekly. Howey, 42, and Shahi tied the knot in Las Vegas in February 2009 following a two-year-long engagement.

Five months after saying 'I do', the couple welcomed son William, followed by twins Violet and Knox in 2015. Happier times: Howey and Shahi tied the knot in Las Vegas in February 2009 (pictured 2019) Howey met Shahi when she was guest starring on an episode of Reba in 2004, and became engaged three years later during a trip to Hawaii. Speaking of raising three children together, Howey told People in 2016: 'It is not easy, but all three are beautiful babies. Family ties: Five months after saying 'I do', the couple welcomed son William, followed by twins Violet and Knox in 2015 (pictured 2018) The couple, however, landed in headlines in 2016 after their nanny sued them for back wages, harassment and wrongful termination, claiming she was subjected to verbal abuse and sexual harassment during her time working for the family, according to TMZ. Their nanny, Sarah Alaseri, claimed she was sexually harassed by Shahi, and alleged the actress joked she should get in shape so she could 'run off' with Howey.

Alaseri claimed Shahi detailed an affair she was having with an A-list movie actor and made her look at photos of the man's penis. Shahi's long list of acting credits include roles in Dawson's Creek, Alias, The L Word, Person Of Interest and The Rookie. Howey may best be known to fans as lovable goofball Van Montgomery on Reba, followed by bartender Kevin Ball on Shameless, a role he has been playing since 2011 SHAMELESS star Steve Howey and actor wife Sarah Shahi have ended their marriage after 11 years. Sarah, 40, filed in Los Angeles on May 4 citing irreconcilable differences. It is thought she listed her separation from Steve as April 14.

In a statement, the pair said: "After much thought and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage. "We are so grateful for the past 10 years together and proud of our children that we've raised. The pair met when she guest-starred on the series Reba in 2004 on which Steve was a lead star. They have three children, William, 10, and five-year-old twins Violet and Knox. In 2019, she opened up on their marriage, and told Access Hollywood that "there's a special place in heaven for us because we've already been to hell." She said: "Steve and I, we've been together for 18 years.

You know, there's a special place in heaven for us because we've already been to hell. Shameless actor Steve Howey has split from Chicago Fire actress Sarah Shahi after 11 years of marriage. According to court documents obtained by ET, Shahi filed for divorce on May 4, citing irreconcilable differences. The actors have three children together, 10-year-old son William and 5-year-old twins Violet and Knox. Howey, who plays Kevin Ball on Shameless, and Shahi, who has also starred on The L Word and The Rookie, tied the knot on Feb. 7, 2009.

Following news of the split, the two told US Weekly they remain "grateful for the past 10 years together and proud of our children that we've raised." Dr. Dre's Wife Nicole Young Files for Divorce After 24-Year Marriage Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi have called it quits after 11 years of marriage, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal. According to legal docs obtained by Us, Shahi, 40, filed in Los Angeles on May 4 citing irreconcilable differences. "After much thought and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage," the estranged pair said in a joint statement issued to Us. As we enter into this new phase of our lives, our priority will remain co-parenting our children with so much love, mutual respect and friendship. And though our relationship is changing, we are committed to continuing our lives as a loving family." Howey, 42, met Shahi when she guest-starred on an episode of his former series Reba in 2004. They tied the knot in Las Vegas in February 2009 after getting engaged in Hawaii nearly two years prior. The now-estranged pair are the parents of son William, 10, and 5-year-old twins Violet and Knox. I don't see my immediate family as much as I should," the Shameless actor explained at the time. The pair made their marriage work for so long because they tried to "keep a lot of normality in our family" outside of their Hollywood careers. You know, there's a special place in heaven for us because we've already been to hell," she told Access Hollywood. The L Word alum added, "When I went off to New York [for work], I really relied on him and he picked up the slack in a way that he never had. Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi are calling it quits on their marriage, 11 years after tying the knot. The 42-year-old Shameless actor and the 40-year-old The L Word actress met on the set of the show Reba back in 2004 and they got married in Las Vegas in 2009. "After much thought and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage," they said in a joint statement. "We are so grateful for the past 10 years together and proud of our children that we've raised." "As we enter into this new phase of our lives, our priority will remain co-parenting our children with so much love, mutual respect and friendship," they added. "And though our relationship is changing, we are committed to continuing our lives as a loving family." People reports that Sarah filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 4. The former couple has three kids – son William Wolf, 10, and twins Violet Moon and Knox Blue, 5. Last year, Sarah made headlines when she revealed some very juicy details about her sex life with Steve. Click through the gallery for photos of Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi from throughout their relationship…