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L O S A N G E L E S, Oct. 8 The wife of pop superstar Michael Jackson filed for divorce today, ending a nearly three-year marriage that produced two children.
Papers filed on behalf of Deborah Rowe Jackson in Los Angeles County Superior Court cited irreconcilable differences. It said the couple had been separated since July 15.
The divorce petition said both parties reached a confidential agreement regarding property and debts. They did not indicate whether a custody agreement had been reached for the couples children, 2-year-old Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. and 1-year-old Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson.
Jackson and his wife mutually agreed to end their marriage, spokesman Howard J. Rubenstein said in a statement.
Michael and Debbie remain friends, and they ask that the public respect their desire not to further comment or speculate upon the reasons for their decision, his statement said.
In a telephone call from New York, he declined to provide other details and said neither Jackson nor his wife would be making any statements.
Rubenstein said he didnt know the whereabouts of the multiplatinum-selling singer, whose hits include Thriller and Billie Jean.
Calls to the attorneys representing Jackson and Rowe Jackson were not immediately returned.
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The wife of entertainer Michael Jackson files for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple had been married for three years.