The pair first split back in 2007

By Tara Fowler
Updated May 15, 2015 08:00 AM
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Ed Asner has filed for divorce from his wife Cindy – eight years after they first separated.

The pair, who first split all the way back in 2007, reportedly reached a financial settlement of sorts in 2009, according to TMZ, but neither of them actually filed for divorce until now.

It’s unclear what led the 85-year-old Mary Tyler Moore Show actor to finally file.

Asner wed Cindy in 1998. Their initial split almost a decade later quickly turned contentious when he tried to cut off his wife’s spousal support, alleging that she wasn’t making an effort to become self-supporting.

But when rumors surrounding their breakup subsided, there was speculation that the two had reconciled.