Keeping the peace? Sara Gilbert is separating from her wife Linda Perry after five years of marriage, Closer can confirm. However, they’re “trying to make this a very cordial split,” an insider tells Closer exclusively. And while they “don’t want it to get messy,” the source notes that “things could change overnight.”
It looks like their split wasn’t a surprise to everyone. “Friends saw this coming,” the source adds. “They’ve separated in the past, a couple of years ago, but it wasn’t officially announced they got back together. Everyone who knows them knows that Sara is the easier one to get along with and Linda is the more difficult one. It seems like they just got into the daily grind of parenting and decided it was best to stay together.”
The Conners star filed paperwork on Friday, December 27, for legal separation with minor children. She cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split and listed the date of separation as August 13, according to documents obtained by Closer. The former The Talk host, 44, and musician, 54, share one child together, their 4-year-old son, Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry. Sara is also mom to her 15-year-old son, Levi Hank, and her 12-year-old daughter, Sawyer, whom she shares with ex-partner Ali Adler.
It looks like the former couple is focused on their family and keeping things amicable. Just a few days after Sara filed, the two were spotted enjoying an outing with their blended brood of kids. Sara and Linda appeared to be in good spirits as they made their way inside a vegan restaurant.
While the “What’s Up?” songstress has been candid about the couple not wanting any more kids, she recently gushed over her family’s holiday traditions.
“Before me, Sara did nothing. There was no Valentine’s Day, there was no Halloween, there was no Christmas, there was jack s–t in that family before I showed up,” Linda told Us Weekly in mid-November. “I introduced the kids to Halloween, Christmas — it’s a Jewish family but I brought Christmas in. … I’m basically pushing my traditions.”
Hopefully, their blended family will be able to continue carrying on these traditions even after their split.