Cuba Gooding Jr. & his wife have parted ways following twenty years of marriage. The Rat Race star and Sara Kapfer have filed for legal separation and she reportedly is asking for joint custody of their children, Spencer, Mason and Piper. Child support has not worked out yet. It is sad however that high school sweet-hearts, who wed in 1994 decide that twenty years is not worth saving. The actor opened up about their relationship on,
“The View” last year but admitted his job often kept him away from his family, particularly while working on the Broadway play “The Trip to Bountiful.”
“When you do films, you’re away from the family, but I can still fly them in or fly home to see them, so… my wife and I… have this rule – never go more than three or four weeks without seeing each other.
“But I knew this commitment meant that I would be in New York City for a long time; I’m here possibly through September, so it’s a bit of a pull on that to keep the household together. But she allowed me to be indulgent for obvious reasons… This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
“I got a wonderful lady that knows how to run the household even when I’m not there. (And) we’re just blessed with wonderful kids.”
Gooding Jr. has also starred in “Machete Kills,” “Don Jon” and “The Butler.”