Geena Davis was in court today in an effort to get her divorce thrown out but she’s going to have to wait a little longer before she can plead her case.
The “Long Kiss Goodnight” star showed up to Los Angeles Superior Court bright and early on Wednesday morning. A judge was expected to hear arguments in the case and Davis — looking all business in a pin-striped jacket and dark pants — was planning to testify.
But after lawyers for Davis and her ex, Reza Jarrahy, talked things out, it was decided they would push the hearing to a later date where both sides will call witnesses.
During the brief hearing, Jarrahy’s lawyer stated they intended on filing documents seeking financial support.
Afterward, Davis was seen leaving the courthouse with her attorney, Peter Lauzon.
As The Blast first reported, Davis maintains that Jarrahy should not be allowed to file for divorce because the couple was never legally married. She says they never obtained a marriage license and kept their finances separate during the entirety of their relationship.
In her most recent filing, Geena Davis explained that since she has been married before, she is “aware that a marriage license is required to become married.”
She said of her ex, “Reza is one of the most experienced and well-regarded craniofacial surgeons in Southern California, licensed himself, with over 10 years of post-graduate education … I think it is unreasonable for him to claim that he did not know that a marriage license is a requirement of marriage.”
Jarrahy has said he is outraged that Geena Davis would “lie” to the court and say they were never married. He provided to the court what he believes is proof they are married, which included actual pictures of the wedding and reception.
Reza acknowledges they did not get a license or file taxes together as “a financial strategy orchestrated by Geena and her business manager.”
He claims they told him that “identifying as ‘not married’ would benefit Geena’s tax burden” and that his taxes were done by them.