Joey Lawrence Asks Court to Terminate Wife's Ability to Get Spousal Support in Divorce Filing
By Jennifer Drysdale
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UPDATE Aug. 22, 2020: Chandie Lawrence has responded to Joe Lawrence's divorce filing. In court docs obtained by ET, Chandie filed her paperwork on Aug. 18, also citing irreconcilable differences, as well as seeking joint legal and physical custody of their children.
While the actor listed his date of separation as "TBD," Chandie listed it as Aug. 24, 2020. She is also asking to terminate court’s ability to award spousal support to her ex, that separation of property assest and debts be determined in mediation, and requests that attorney’s fees and costs are payable by Joey.
Joey Lawrence and his wife, Chandie, are going their separate ways. The actor filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Friday, ET confirms.
According to court documents obtained by ET, Lawrence filed for divorce on July 14 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. He is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their two daughters -- 14-year-old Charleston and 10-year-old Liberty -- and is also asking to terminate the court's ability to award spousal support to his ex.
The split news comes just two weeks after the couple celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. ET has reached out to Joey's rep for comment.
Joey and Chandie met as teenagers, when a then-16-year-old Joey was on vacation at Disney World in 1993. The actor went on to marry Michelle Vella in 2002, but they split in 2005. Soon after, he tied the knot with Chandie -- at Disney World.
Meanwhile, Joey shared a touching post about his kids on Instagram in honor of Father's Day in June.
"My reason for life. My greatest blessings. Being the father of these two amazing, strong, powerful young ladies (and Ofcourse my son pictured there in the middle..lol) has brought more joy and happiness into my life then I ever could have imagined," he wrote. "God bless all the fathers out there who enjoy and share the same blessing of being a Dad. Our job as fathers is unparalleled and literally the most important and meaningful responsibility we ever could have. #happyfathersday#family #dad #dadlife #blessed#fathersday #2020."