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Ex-Blink-182 Star Tom DeLonge Files for Divorce After 18 Years of Marriage

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By Gary Trock

Musician Tom DeLonge is calling it quits on another succesful partnership after filing for divorce from his longtime wife.

According to court records in San Diego County, the Blink-182 co-founder and former lead singer/guitarist filed on September 3 to divorce Jennifer DeLonge.

The former couple has two children, Ava Elizabeth and Jonas Rocket.

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Tom and Jennifer, who is an interior designer, were friends in high school and officially began dating in 1996.

They were married on May 26, 2001 at Coronado, California on San Diego Bay, and the rock band, Jimmy Eat World, performed at the reception.

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DeLonge, who was in Blink-182 at the time, even included bandmate Mark Hoppus as a groomsmen and gave away silver yo-yos from Tiffany Co. as groomsmen gifts.

Jennifer was a big inspiration for Blink during its infancy, as Tom wrote many of the band's hit songs based on their relationship.

"First Date" was inspired by the former couple's first date to Sea World San Diego, and she was also the muse for "All The Small Things."

DeLonge left Blink-182 in 2005 after the musician became increasingly upset with the band's touring schedule, and the toll it took being away from his family for so long.

He also got into arguments with drummer Travis Barker over his participation in the reality show, "Meet the Barkers," as DeLonge felt the constant cameras and producers were an invasion of privacy.

After breaking up with the band, DeLonge went on to form the supergroup Angels & Airwaves ... as well as explore his fascination with UFO's and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

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