Divorcing Larry David

Wife Laurie files for divorce after nearly 14 years of marriage; couple, who announced they were amicably separating in June, have two children

By Natalie Finn Jul 20, 2007 12:32 AMTags

Larry David's marriage has officially been curbed.

The Seinfeld mastermind's wife Laurie filed for divorce last Friday, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason to end their 14-year union, according to the petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. (View the court filing.)

The Davids announced their separation in June, calling it "completely amicable." They have two children, 13-year-old Cazzie and 10-year-old Romy.

David has said that he's mulling over whether to mine the split for material but, ever the comedian, he's already been able to turn the news into an opportunity to poke fun at his wife's ultra-green tendencies.

"Well, after the divorce, I went home and turned all the lights on!" the Curb Your Enthusiasm star, whose onscreen wife played by Cheryl Hines is also a Prius-promoting environmentalist, told reporters last week at the Television Critics' Association press tour in Beverly Hills.

There's no word yet, however, on whether the impending divorce will be written into the sixth season of David's Golden Globe-winning HBO sitcom, which is supposed to premiere sometime this year.

What (or who) will be making an appearance on Curb Your Enthusiasm soon is Vivica A. Fox, who will have a recurring role; John McEnroe, who's scheduled to guest star; and possibly Ed O'Neill and Rebecca De Mornay, who are both currently part of the John from Cincinnati ensemble.

And, as previously reported on E! Online's TV blog, David seems to be open to doing even more seasons of Curb, despite the rampant speculation that last season's finale, in which Larry has a brush with death and is greeted in heaven by Sacha Baron Cohen and Dustin Hoffman, was actually a series finale.

"I say every season is my last," David said. "I would never do it if I thought I'd have to come back and do it again…When [last] season ended, I went back to my office and I was sitting at my desk and I thought, 'Hmmm, I have nothing to do…this is very uncomfortable'…We'll have to see what I'm thinking when I get back to my desk."

But if David returns to stand-up comedy, where he sharpened his trademark neuroticism and misanthropic tendencies before going on to create Seinfeld, "It would probably be about the divorce."

"If I was going onstage, of course I would talk about it. How could I not?" he said at TCA.

Laurie David, meanwhile, is a frequent fixture on the Hollywood environmental fundraising circuit and she served as a producer on Al Gore's Oscar-winning global warming treatise An Inconvenient Truth.