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Gwen Stefani files for divorce to end 13-year marriage

Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from rocker/actor Gavin Rossdale after 13 years of marriage.

The former couple released a joint statement on Monday (03Aug15) which reads: "While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time."

The No Doubt star has cited "irreconcilable differences" in her petition, and is asking for joint custody of the couple's three sons, Kingston, nine, six-year-old Zuma and one-year-old Apollo, according to TMZ.com.

Rossdale, who has hired top divorce lawyer Laura Wasser to represent him, has also filed his response. He is also asking for joint custody.

Reports suggest there's no prenuptial agreement involved and the couple is expected to split its assets.

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