British actress Kate Beckinsale is officially getting divorced from her film director husband Len Wiseman, having been effectively separated for almost a year.

Court records in Los Angeles show that Wiseman filed for divorce last Friday (October 21st), citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, according to TMZ.

Len Wiseman Kate BeckinsaleLen Wiseman and Kate Beckinsale pictured in early 2015

The couple got married in May 2004, having met a couple of years before that as they both worked on the 2003 movie Underworld, which was directed by Wiseman and featured Beckinsale as a vampire warrior – plus Michael Sheen, her former partner of eight years and the father of her now-17 year old daughter Lily.

However, they announced that they had broken up back in November 2015, with friends close to the ex-couple intimating that they had been effectively broken up for months before that, with both parties’ busy schedules involving frequent overseas travel and a lack of time together fuelling the decision.

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Neither party is demanding spousal support, according to reports, indicating that they may have agreed on a pre-nuptial arrangement.

43 year old Kate is due to star in the fifth movie in the Underworld series, titled Underworld: Blood Wars, when it’s released in cinemas in February next year – a project that Wiseman helped to write and produce.

In 2012, discussing her personal and professional relationship with her now-ex-husband, Beckinsale said in an interview: “The first time we met each other was when we were filming Underworld, and then we worked together again after we’d been married a short while, and now we’ve been married seven years, so I’ve had quite a few different experiences along the way.”

Since before the split, Wiseman has often been spotted in the company of 25 year old actress CJ Franco. Although they haven’t been seen together in public since June, it’s believed they are continuing a relationship.

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