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'Reba' Star Steve Howey Splits from His Wife of 11 Years Sarah - a Glimpse inside Their Marriage

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 30, 2020
06:08 A.M.
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After 11 years of marriage and three kids together, “Reba” star Steve Howey and his wife Sarah Shahi have called it quits. They shared three wonderful kids.

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An exclusive report by US Weekly confirms that Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi have gone their separate ways after more than a decade of marriage.

Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi at the Showtime Emmy eve nominees celebrations at San Vincente Bungalows on September 21, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi at the Showtime Emmy eve nominees celebrations at San Vincente Bungalows on September 21, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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According to the legal documents obtained by the publication, Shahi was the one who filed for divorce on May 4. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason and mentioned the date of separation as April 14.

After a two-year-long engagement, [Steve and Sarah] tied the knot in February 2009 in Las Vegas and welcomed their first son five months later.

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The ex-couple — who share William, 10, and 5-year-old twins, Violet and Knox — announced their divorce via a joint statement to the magazine which read:

“After much thought and consideration, we have decided to end our marriage. We are so grateful for the past 10 years together and proud of our children that we’ve raised.”

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Despite their separation, Steve and Sarah stated that they remain focused on co-parenting their kids and are “committed to continuing our lives as a loving family.”

ET Online notes that the “Bride Wars” star filed a response identical to his ex-wife’s filing on June 18. The “Person of Interest” actress also requested joint legal and physical custody of their kids.

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Daily Mail recalls that the former lovebirds first met in 2004 when Shahi appeared on his previous series, “Reba.” They dated for about three years before Steve popped the question in 2007 during a Hawaii trip.

After a two-year-long engagement, they tied the knot in February 2009 in Las Vegas and welcomed their first son five months later.

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In 2015, they welcomed their twins and a year after revealed in an interview with People Magazine that the babies brought him and Sarah closer. Steve explained that having Violet and Knox changed everything for their marriage as they were going for vacations before Sarah got pregnant.

However, they were able to work through their busy schedules as Shahi had to fly with the newborns to New York to continue filming.

Although he described the situation as “overwhelming” and “not ideal,” Howey explained that their nanny helped make things easier. He also noted that they had to work hard to find some time to work out together.

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