Christina Ricci, 40 is not only looking to obtain a permanent separation from her husband, James Heerdegen, but she is also seeking full custody of their five-year-old son Freddie, according to US Weekly. In the divorce petition, which was filed on July 2nd, Ricci cites June 25th as the date of separation and attributes to the split to “irreconcilable differences.” The source says that on June 25th, Ricci was “granted an emergency protective order against her estranged husband after the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call at the [couple’s] home.”

Although no arrests were made after police responded to the call, the order that was issued stated that the pair was prohibited from making contact with one another. It was shortly after this that Ricci decided to file for divorce. In the court documents, Ricci does not appear to be seeking spousal support as of yet and the source says that she did not check the box for child visitation. It also isn’t clear whether “an arrangement has been made for [Heerdegen] to spend time with his son.”

Ricci and Heerdegen have been married for nearly seven years and first began dating back in 2012 after they met on the set of Pan Am a year earlier, says US Weekly. In February 2013, the two became engaged and just a few months later, they tied the knot. The following year, the couple had their son.

Ricci and her spouse aren’t the first celebrity couples to file for divorce amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, celebs like Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Grey, and Kristin Cavallari are a few other celebs who are in the process of going through a divorce.


Are you and your spouse ready to get a divorce?


If you live in Alabama and are looking to initiate the divorce process, the first thing you need to do is schedule an initial consultation with an Alabama divorce attorney. Whether there are children involved or few to little assets that will need to be divided, it is always a good idea to sit down with an AL divorce lawyer to determine if their legal services are needed. Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. is a divorce law firm with several locations in Alabama that can assist with any of the following matters:

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  • Alimony, and more


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