Jermaine Jackson's Wife Halima Rashid Files for Divorce After Domestic Violence Arrest

The two were married for almost 12 years

By Corinne Heller Jun 24, 2016 2:50 PMTags
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Jermaine Jackson and wife Halima Rashid are headed for divorce.

Rashid, 38, filed court documents on Tuesday to end their almost 12-year marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. She is requesting spousal support and also asks for Jermaine to not receive any and to pay her lawyer fees. She and the singer, the 61-year-old brother of the late Michael Jackson who rose to fame as a member of the Jackson 5, have no children together. The two have not commented on the divorce filing.

Rashid states in the documents the two separated on Nov. 28, 2015. On this date, Rashid was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence, specifically felony corporal injury, against her husband. She was accused of biting his leg during an argument, while he is said to have spit at her, reports said. She was not charged and the case was later closed, TMZ reported.

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"I've been with Halima for 11 years, I still love her," Jermaine had told the outlet days after her arrest.

He added that he has not spoken to Rashid since the arrest but would like to work things out with her.

"She's still my wife," he said. "Things happen."

Rashid is Jermaine's third wife. He was previously married to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy's daughter, Hazel Gordy, with whom he has three children, and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza, with whom he has two. He also has two other children from a previous relationship.