Sara Kapfer, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife have split.

The 46-year-old Oscar winner's wife of 20 years has filed for legal separation in a Los Angeles Superior Court.

According to court docs, Sara Gooding states that the couple married on March 13, 1994 but legally separated on April 16, 2014.

The couple has three children together: Spencer, 19, Mason, 17, and Piper, 8. She asked that the court award both parties joint custody of Mason and Piper, who are both minors. Gooding also cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakdown of their marriage.

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The Jerry McGuire star gushed about his wife, whom he met as a teenager and who was his high school sweetheart, on The View in August 2013.

"Are you the only one who's still with someone by this time?" guest host Suze Orman asked.

"I'm lucky," he said of the way he has fallen more in love with his wife during each and every year of their marriage. "Oh I wanna kill her sometimes," he quipped, "and she puts up with me."

Gooding Jr. will next appear in the upcoming films Carry Me Home and Gridlocked.

Wishing both parties all the best.

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