Christina Ricci Files for Divorce From Husband After Alleged Domestic Incident

Christina Ricci files for divorce just before the Fourth of July weekend. Get the details on her split from James Heerdegen.

By Mike Vulpo Jul 02, 2020 6:10 PMTags
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Christina Ricci is putting an end to her marriage.

E! News can confirm the Hollywood actress filed for divorce from her husband James Heerdegen on Thursday morning before the Fourth of July weekend.

According to documents obtained by E! News, Christina cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split.

She is also asking for sole legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old son. The couple has been married for nearly seven years and together since 2011.

Earlier in the month, Christina took to Instagram where she celebrated James on Father's Day weekend. "We love you, Daddy! @jamesheerdegen," she wrote online when showcasing all of her son's homemade cards.

Even though James is a Hollywood producer, he appears to live a more private life away from the camera. In fact, the couple's most recent major red carpet appearance was at the 27th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars viewing party.

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The divorce filing comes after Us Weekly reported that Christina was granted an emergency protective order against her husband after police responded to a call at the actress' home. 

"On 06/25/20, around 9:20 a.m., officers responded to a domestic battery radio call," the LAPD PIO confirmed to the publication adding that "a report was completed." James was not arrested and it's unclear who made the call to authorities. 

E! News has reached out to Christina and James' team for comment and has not heard back. 

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Christina and James' love story began in 2011 when they met on the set of her short-lived show Pan Am.

In an interview with Net A Porter's weekly digital magazine The EDIT, Christina opened up about her family.

"Marriage shows you your flaws in how you deal with things, and having a child forces you to grow up at the speed of light," she shared with the publication. "I'm a completely different person than I was before I had my child."

Christina continued, "Because I was so celebrated for being a child, I think I held onto that immaturity for a very long time. It was the thing that made me special. Then at a certain point, like 35, it's not so special to be immature."

The actress is best known for her role as Wednesday Adams in The Addams Family.

She went on to star in various projects including The Lizzie Borden ChroniclesZ: The Beginning of Everything and more.