The third wife of actor Dennis Quaid has filed for divorce in Austin. According to court documents, Kimberly Buffington Quaid says the marriage fell apart because of “conflict of personalities” and “discord.” The couple had been married since 2004 and had twins back in 2007.
The documents were filed in Travis County, and the split was confirmed by a statement by the public relations firm representing the actor. The firm also noted that an amicable settlement was being worked out.
According to the Associated Press, Buffington Quaid will keep the couple’s primary Austin residence, while Quaid will get a nearby condo. He’ll also keep a Cadillac, while Buffington Quaid will keep the couple’s Mercedes.
Buffington Quaid, a former real estate agent, is reportedly asking for spousal support and attorney fees.
There is also a temporary order in place that will allow them to share custody of the twins. In the near future, they will apparently enter into a written agreement regarding custody of the twins.
The babies made headlines shortly after they were born because hospital staff gave them an accidental overdose of a blood thinner, which nearly took their lives. The Quaids later sued. The actor said it was the scariest time of his life, and he later narrated a documentary about medical mistakes on the Discovery Channel.
Quaid, best known for movies like, “The Day After Tomorrow,” was previously married to actress P.J. Soles from 1978 to 1983, and to actress Meg Ryan from 1991 to 2001.
Source: Washington Post, “Dennis Quaid’s 3rd wife files for divorce in Texas after 7 years of marriage,” March 9, 2012