Neil Young Files For Divorce After 36 Years of Marriage

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After nearly four decades of marriage and multiple music collaborations, Neil Young and his wife Pegi are reportedly calling it quits.

Neil filed for divorce in San Mateo, Calif. on July 29th, according to Rolling Stoneand a hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12.

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As the music publication points out, Pegi was the folk singer's musical muse, inspiring love songs such as "Unknown Legend," "Once an Angel" and "Such a Woman." She has also served as one of his backup singers.

Neil, 68, has also helped his wife's musical career. Pegi, 61, has three solo records and on occasion he'll show up on guitar.

In 1986, the couple also co-founded Bridge School for kids like their son Ben, who suffers from cerebral palsy. The two have a concert in Mountain View, Calif. every year to raise funds for the education facility. 

Neil first met Pegi when she was a waitress in California. He recalls this first meeting in his song "Unknown Legend." The two married in 1940 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and had their first son, Robert "Bob'" Young, in 1942.

Are you surprised by this split?