'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Star Nia Vardalos Files for Divorce

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By TheBlast Staff on July 3, 2018 at 7:31 AM EDT
Updated on September 18, 2023 at 5:15 PM EDT

Nia Vardalos is going from a big fat Greek wedding to a big fat Greek divorce.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Vardalos filed for divorce on Tuesday from her husband, actor Ian Gomez.

In a statement to The Blast, the couple says, "We’ve been respectfully separated for a lengthy period of time. Our relationship became a friendship so the decision to end the marriage is completely mutual and amicable. It is our hope that decency will prevail on the reporting of this story which will soon be yesterday’s news. Thank you for respecting our privacy."

In her court documents, Vardalos lists the date of separation as June 29, 2017 and cites irreconcilable differences for the split.

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The couple has been married since 1993 and they have one adopted daughter together. She is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, 11-year-old Ilaria.

Vardalos wrote the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," which was inspired in part by her relationship with Gomez (who played John Corbett's best man in the film).

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