It seems that another celebrity marriage is about to end. Jean-Claude Van Damme’s wife, Gladys, filed for divorce from the famous actor. The two first married in 1987 and are parents to two adult children. Kristopher, the couple’s son was born in 1987, while Bianca, their daughter, was born in 1990.
Gladys filed the divorce papers in Los Angeles, on Wednesday. The reason of the separation remains unknown, as the divorce papers have listed as the reason for this breakup “irreconcilable differences.” Gladys will drop her husband’s last name. She is also seeking for spousal support. The pair has not officially confirmed the separation, although sources claimed that the two have been separated since March 7.
Well, this actually is not the first time when Gladys files for divorce from Van Damme. She also filed divorce papers back in 1992. The divorce was filed after a huge cheating scandal, as it was revealed that Jean-Claude had an affair with Darcy LaPier, who actually was the actor’s fourth wife. The two wedded in 1994 and separated three years later. The actor also cheated on Darcy, with Kylie Minogue, which he admitted in 2012.
So, Jean-Claude and Gladys’s first marriage lasted about 5 years, between 1987 and 1992. However, the couple managed to make their relationship work once again, years later. The two remarried in 1999 and stayed married for 15 more years.
This is the fifth divorce for Van Damme. The actor was diagnosed with bipolar disorder back in 1998. He talked about this condition during an interview four years ago. “Sometimes you’re gonna like me, and sometimes you’re gonna hate me. But what can I do?,” the actor said. “I’m not perfect…I’m an extreme bipolar, and I’m taking medication for this…When I was young, I was suffering those swing moods. In the morning, the sky was blue [when I was] going to school, and to me, the sky was black. I was so sad,” he concluded.
Well, if when it comes to his personal life, things are not going that well for Van Damme, the famous actor is still enjoying a successful career in the movie industry. He is currently filming Kickboxer and is expected to work in various projects this year.