Things are sadly over between Julie Bowen and her husband, Scott Phillips. The 47-year-old Modern Family star and her real estate investor spouse have filed for divorce after 13 years of marriage, TMZ reports on Feb. 6. The paperwork for a dissolution of marriage was allegedly filed at a court in L.A., and it is unclear if any custody or spousal support arrangements have been made.
The sad news comes less than a week after People reported on Friday, Feb. 2, that the couple had separated. The cause of their split is still unknown, but they’ve apparently been on the rocks for a while, and haven’t been seen together in over a year.
Julie and Scott tied the knot on Sept. 9, 2004, and have since welcomed three children together; son Oliver McLanahan Phillips, 10, and twins John Phillips and Gustav Phillips, both 8.
Just a few months ago, Julie — who has portrayed matriarch Claire Dunphy on ABC’s hit sitcom Modern Family since 2009 — interestingly said in a candid interview that she and Scott were “too tired” to divorce. “We watch all these people get married and split up and go, ‘Wait, did they get married after us or before us?'” Julie previously told Us Weekly. “We outlast all these people. The answer: We’re too tired to do anything else!”
Julie has also gushed about her marriage in recent interviews — and the two seemed so in love! “At first I loved my husband and then I loved the kids and now I love our family,” she once said. “When I see my husband with my kids, it makes me so happy. When I see my kids all sitting down at the table together, I’m like ‘This is awesome. We did this!'”
Julie obviously loves her family, but in another previous interview, she couldn’t help but joke her three sons can sometimes act like “tiny, drunk animals!” She continued, “My kids do these crazy things — a shocking number of unflushed toilets on a constant basis, or the number of times we get in the car and we get to school and I go, ‘Where’s your backpack?’ and someone says they didn’t know they were supposed to bring it. Yes, you were supposed to bring it today like every day.”
“They’re stunningly sophisticated, and yet they’re tiny, drunk animals and they don’t know what’s going on half the time,” Julie continued. “But, they are the center of my life — for better or for worse. They’re the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, and they’re the last thing I think about before I go to bed at night!”