Actor Matt Roth has filed for divorce from actress Laurie Metcalf, citing irreconcilable differences. Metcalf played Roseanne’s sister Jackie on the hit series “Roseanne.” Roth also had a role on the show as Jackie’s abusive boyfriend.
Metcalf and Roth were married in 2005 but were together for many years before that. The couple has three children.
Roth claims that the couple separated in November 2008. He is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the children.
Source: TMZ.com, “ ‘Roseanne’ Star Laurie Metcalf Served With Divorce Papers,” September 20, 2011