Another Hollywood marriage bites the dust. Jeff Garlin, known for his roles on The Goldbergs and Curb Your Enthusiasm, filed for divorce from his wife, Marla Garlin, after 24 years of marriage on Tuesday, Sept. 4, Us Weekly confirmed.
The news outlet has reported that the court documents said Jeff, 56, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. The couple previously wed on July 24, 1994, and separated on July 25, 2017. He previously proposed to Marla, also 56, at a Neil Diamond concert. “I wanted to pick a moment she would never forget,” he told The New York Times in 2006.
The former couple has two adult children together, two sons James, 22, and Duke, 18, so a custody battle won’t be necessary. However, Us has reported that Jeff is willing to pay spousal support, but wants each party to pay their own attorney fees.
During a previous interview, Jeff opened up about the secret to a successful marriage. “I think the key to marriage is being present every day,” he told Anna Sale of NPR’s Death, Sex, & Money podcast in 2017. “Just be present, just look the other person in the eye and go, ‘Man I dig you. I’m really happy to be sharing this experience with you.’ And that to me makes marriage worth it.”
He also joked that having sex often plays a big factor. “Ya know, have sex once a week. Ehhh, if you’ve got time for more, fantastic,” the actor quipped. “And by the way, don’t even have sex. Just stand naked together and have a conversation, dance naked, be vulnerable, be intimate.”
A now-single Jeff is currently filming Season 6 of The Goldbergs, in which he plays patriarch Murray Goldberg. He’s also currently working on Toy Story 4.