Actor Bill Fagerbakke Files for Legal Separation

Bill Fagerbakke has filed for legal separation from his wife Catherine McClenahan.

The couple married in 1989 and separated in 2011. They have no minor children.

Fagerbakke played Dauber on “Coach” and currently voices Patrick Star on “Spongebob Squarepants.”

Source: TMZ.com, “Patrick Star Files for Separation,” September 24, 2012

“Real Housewife” Adrienne Maloof Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Estranged Husband

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Adrienne Maloof has obtained a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband, Dr. Paul Nassif.

Nassif has been ordered to stay 100 yards from Maloof and their three children as well as Maloof’s home and the children’s school. Maloof also obtained temporary custody of the children after she alleged that Nassif spanked and choked them.

A hearing has been scheduled for October 9th to determine whether the restraining and custody orders should be made permanent.

Source: TMZ.com, “Adrienne Maloof Granted Restraining Order Against Dr. Paul Nassif,” September 20, 2012

“Facts of Life” Star Divorces Husband of 24 Years

“Facts of Life” star Lisa Whelchel recently revealed that she and her husband Steve Cauble were divorced earlier this year.

The couple’s divorce was finalized on March 1st. Whelchel and Cauble were married for 24 years and have three grown children together.

Whelchel is currently a contestant on “Survivor: Philippines.”

Source: Huffington Post, “Lisa Whelchel Divorce: ‘Survivor’ and ‘Facts of Life’ Star Leaves Husband After 24 Years,” September 21, 2012

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Star Awarded Temporary Child Custody

Adrienne Maloof was awarded temporary custody of her three sons after alleging that her estranged husband, Paul Nassif, physically abused them last week.

According to a declaration filed by Maloof’s lawyer, Nassif picked the three boys up from school on September 13th. When two of the boys started kicking each other in the vehicle, Nassif allegedly reached back and choked one of the boys.

Maloof also alleges that Nassif spanked one of the boys hard and “threw him in the corner” after catching the boys fighting during a bath.

Maloof’s lawyer also filed a declaration by the couple’s chef alleging that Nassif kicked the family dog because it urinated on the floor and a declaration by a family friend claiming that he saw Nassif put his hands around the neck of one of the children.

Nassif was not given an opportunity to respond to Maloof’s motion for temporary custody because she filed it on an emergency (or ex parte) basis.

Nassif’s lawyer, Lisa Meyer, told TMZ, “This smacks of underhandedness. Adrienne wasn’t even present when this allegedly occurred.” She added, “It is a sad day when parents have to stoop to the level of making false allegations against another parent.” Meyer called Adrienne’s move “gamesmanship at its worst.”

Maloof and Nassif have been married since 2002. Nassif filed for legal separation in July 2012 but amended his petition in August to seek a divorce.

Source: TMZ.com, “Adrienne Maloof Wins Temporary Custody – Paul Allegedly Choked Kid,” September 19, 2012

Nadia Lockyer Regains Child Visitation Rights After Drug Arrest

Former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer regained visitation rights with her nine year old son Diego after she was arrested last week on drug possession and child endangerment charges.

Lockyer was arrested on September 4th in Orange County after police found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in a home where she and Diego were visiting a relative.

An Orange County Superior Court judge issued a modified protective order that allows Lockyer some visitation and telephone calls with Diego after her husband (California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer) agreed to the changes.

Nadia Lockyer is currently out on bail and required to remain in a drug treatment program. Bill Lockyer filed for divorce in July after nine years of marriage.

Source:  SFGate.com, “Calif. treasurer’s wife regains child visitation,” Gillian Flaccus (Associated Press), September 10, 2012

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Separate

“Saturday Night Live” actress Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have separated, a representative for the couple confirmed.

Poehler and Arnett have been married for nine years. The couple has two children: Archie (3) and Abel (2).

Arnett was previously married to Penelope Ann Miller. Arnett and Miller divorced in 1995 after one year of marriage.

Source:  Huffington Post.com, “Amy Poehler, Will Arnett Split After 9 Years of Marriage,” September 6, 2012