Johnny Knoxville files for divorce from wife of 12 years

Los Angeles, California - Jackass star Johnny Knoxville filed for divorce on Tuesday from his wife Naomi Nelson after 12 years of marriage.

Johnny Knoxville (r.) filed for divorce on Tuesday from his wife Naomi Nelson after 12 years of marriage.
Johnny Knoxville (r.) filed for divorce on Tuesday from his wife Naomi Nelson after 12 years of marriage.  © KEVIN WINTER/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP

Knoxville (51), whose real name is Philip John Clapp, has reportedly cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce from Nelson (41). He is seeking joint custody of their two children – Rocko (12) and Arlo (10).

According to court documents obtained by People, the couple has been separated since September 24, 2021, which also served as their 11th anniversary.

The docs also state Knoxville believes he has separate property from Nelson but is "unaware of the full nature and extent of said separate property." Such matters are set to be sorted out at a later date.

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This is the stuntman's second marriage. Prior to Nelson, Knoxville was married to Melanie Lynn Clapp (57) for 12 years, but the two parted ways in 2008. Clapp and Knoxville share one daughter in Madison Clapp (26).

Though divorce is seldom seen as a good thing, Knoxville's loving fans took to social media to let him know that when he's ready to get back out there, they'll be waiting.

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