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Roseanne Files for Divorce

March 6, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Roseanne has filed for divorce from her third husband, Ben Thomas, citing irreconcilable differences, court records show.

Roseanne and Thomas, her former bodyguard, have been married since Valentine’s Day 1995. The 49-year-old comedian-actress has asked for full custody of their 6-year-old son, Buck, with visitation rights for the 35-year-old Thomas, court papers showed Monday.

It was the second time Roseanne filed for divorce from Thomas. She filed papers after a New Year’s Day 1998 event in which Thomas allegedly broke a lamp and window at the couple’s Bel-Air home. The city attorney’s domestic violence unit decided not to file charges.

The couple had a prenuptial agreement. A message left for Roseanne’s attorney Robert Kaufman was not returned.

Roseanne’s first marriage to Bill Pentland ended in divorce after 14 years and three children. She and her second husband, actor-comedian Tom Arnold, divorced in November 1994 after nearly four years of marriage.

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