Take the next step. Rachael Leigh Cook is seeking a joint custody agreement over the children she shares with an estranged spouse Daniel Gillies.
The She totally is actress, 40, filed her petition with a judge in Los Angeles County on July 17, according to new legal filings obtained by Us weekly. The application did not state whether Cook or the Originals alum, 44, would be needed to cover child support costs.
Cook Wed de Vampire Diaries alum in August 2004. They share daughter Charlotte, 6, and son Theodore, 5.
The estranged duo announced their divorce in June 2019 after nearly 20 years together. News of their split came just before Cook and Gillies’ 15th wedding anniversary.
“With great gratitude for each year we spent together and the thousands of great memories we shared, we decided to split up as a couple,” said the duo in a joint Instagram statement. “This decision was not made easily or lightly. We love and respect each other as parents, people and artists and look forward to keeping the best parts of our relationship for many years to come. ”
A year later, documents were obtained by U.S on July 15 confirmed that Gillies had officially filed for divorce on July 10. The case was mentioned as “dissolution with minor children” because of the couple’s young children.
Cook raved about Gillies’s parenting skills shortly after they made their breakup public. “He’s hopelessly devoted to them and we’re going through this together,” she said Entertainment tonight in July 2019. “He’s a great person and I still consider him my best friend and we’ll somehow make it.”
The Perception alum added that those within the inner circle of the pair were not “surprised” to see them in part. Everyone was like, “Oh, what else? What should we eat? She recalled.
“I get [why fans might be sad]. I usually take it very personally when extra couples break up, ”she continued. “But you know, we got married when I was 24. I think we were just a little ahead of it, so it feels like we’re the first and that’s hard, but I don’t know. I still love him and he’s gone and I miss him, but we’re just going to take a new path. ‘
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