Eric McCormack’s Wife Janet Leigh Files for Divorce

Eric McCormack and Janet Leigh Holden McCormack are calling it quits.

Will and Grace According to court documents obtained by People, the star, 60, and the director are divorcing after more than 26 years of marriage.

Janet, who has filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences”, is seeking spousal support and is requesting the court to terminate Eric’s ability to receive spousal support .

She did not list a separation date in the divorce filing, which was filed the day before Thanksgiving in Los Angeles County Superior Court. tmz Was the first to report the news.

Representatives for both Eric and Janet did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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Eric McCormack and Janet Holden McCormack after the opening party of “The Cottage” on Broadway on July 24, 2023 in New York City.

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The former couple first met in 1994 on the set of the CBS TV series lonely pigeon, At the time, Janet was the assistant director and Eric played the role of Colonel Francis Clay Mosby.

The pair then tied the knot in August 1997, and five years later they welcomed their only child, son Finnigan Holden McCormack.

In April 2020, Eric shared a photo of himself and Janet in 1994 lonely pigeon The wrap party, which featured their first official photo together.

“This is the first shot that Janet and I took at the #LonesomeDove season 1 wrap party, circa December ’94,” she wrote in the caption. It just so happens that this was our ‘coming out’ party. No one on the show knew we’d been dating for months.🤯.”

Eric McCormack and Janet Holden at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 27, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.

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during an interview with Guardian In 2007, in a series titled “What I Know About Women”, Eric shared information about his relationship with Janet.

“I met my wife Janet in 1994 on the set of a TV series. She was an assistant director. I was just coming out of a relationship, and couldn’t be trusted,” he wrote. “I’d been dating actresses but Janet was different. She wore jeans, drove a pick-up truck.”

Eric continued, “At first she wasn’t very keen. She knew actors were a lot of work: it would be like taking your work home with you.”

“But I managed to convince him. We had a secret affair in the first season. I mean, dating crew! In fact, it was very bad for him, because he did not have to give preference to any actor,” said the actor.

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