Brad Garrett's Divorce Is Finalized
The actor and his ex will share joint legal and physical custody of their two kids
Brad Garrett’s divorce from his wife of seven years, Jill Diven, has been finalized, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
Garrett, of Everybody Loves Raymond fame, currently stars on the FOX sitcom ‘Til Death.
The former couple, who separated in April 2006, have two children, Max, 9, and Hope, 7. They will share joint legal and physical custody of the kids, with Garrett paying $20,000 per month in child support, the documents show.
Garrett also agreed to pay $35,000 a month in spousal support.
“Our No. 1 focus is our kids and parenting,” Garrett, 47, told USA Today in August last year. “We will always be friends because we will never be single parents. We will always be two parents.”
Diven, 43, told the paper that she has nothing but positive things to say about Brad. “We both realized we’re best friends, and we’re always going to be best friends. People grow apart. We could do the ‘he said-she said’ thing, but that’s not us.”
Diven was a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas when she and Garrett met. He proposed to her on the Raymond set in Aug. 1998, with his castmates, crew and the audience as witnesses.