Erika Jackson has filed for divorce from her husband of 18 years Randy Jackson.
Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences.
Randy Jackson and his wife Erika are reportedly divorcing.
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The paperwork was filed on Friday 26th September but the date of their separation is listed as 11th September, according to E! news. Erika was previously called Riker and is hoping to have her maiden name legally restored. Erika is also seeking spousal support and for Randy to pay her attorney's fees, according to the Mail.
The couple have been married since 1995 after they met on the set of a music video shoot. They have two children together, Zoe and Jordan. Jordan is only 17-years-old and is legally a minor. Erika is filing for sole custody of Jordan with "reasonable visitation" for Randy.
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Randy and Erika Jackson have been married for 18 years.
58-year-old Randy has previously been married once before to Elizabeth Jackson but their marriage ended in 1990. Randy has one daughter from his first marriage.
Randy is best known for judging American Idol for 12 seasons and for acting as a mentor in season 13 of the reality talent competition. He has worked with the likes of Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston. In 2001, he won a Grammy award for producing Gladys Knight's 'At Last'.
Neither Randy nor his representatives are yet to comment on the nature of his marriage. Yet Randy has been active on social media and appears, despite his marital woes, to be enjoying his week. He even bumped into Miss America (currently Kira Kazantsev) last Sunday (21st September) as he revealed on Twitter.
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Wow @MissAmerica good meeting you! #CGI2014 pic.twitter.com/iSODBcVX1I— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) September 22, 2014