McDermott Files to End 12-Year Marriage

Former Practice star to act as his own lawyer in divorce court
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2008 12:26 PM CDT
In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 file photo, actor Dylan McDermott and his wife Shiva Rose arrive at a charity auction in West Hollywood, Calif.    (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Dylan McDermott is ending his 12-year marriage, E! Online reports. The actor filed for divorce Friday, citing irreconcilable differences, though according to the documents he and wife Shiva Rose have been separated since last year. In an appropriate twist, McDermott, who is most famous for his 7-year stint playing a lawyer on The Practice, will represent himself in the proceedings. The pair have two daughters, ages 12 and 2.