Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has decided to divorce his wife of 22 years. Sara Kapfer filed for legal separation on March 13, 2014. She cited irreconcilable differences. It has taken this long for Gooding to respond. He filed for a divorce on January 19, according to TMZ. Gooding's divorce papers indicate that the 49-year-old actor is asking for legal and physical custody of the couple's 10-year-old daughter, Piper.

Gooding-Kapfer marriage

Cuba and Sara were high school sweethearts that he often boasted about. They dated for seven year before they got married in March 1994.

The couple has three children together. They are Spencer, Mason, and Piper. Piper is the only minor child. That's why Cuba and Sara are asking for legal custody of her.

In an interview on "The View," Gooding gushed about his wife and how they fell in love long ago when they were in high school. The "American Crime Story" actor hinted at a reconciliation on the "Steve Harvey Show" last March. Fans have been waiting to see what would happen. Some are shocked, and some are not surprised with the recent news.

Gooding-Kapfer divorce

It is interesting that in Gooding's divorce filing, he asked for legal custody. However, in 2014, Kapfer sought joint legal and physical custody. She also requested spousal support which Gooding addressed in his filing.

The actor is willing to pay spousal support to Sara, but he stipulated that that there should be no division of the funds he earned during the years they were separated. That means he doesn't want to split his big payoff for starring in "People Vs. OJ Simpson."

Hollywood divorces

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sara Kapfer aren't the only ones in Hollywood who have divorced after being married a long time.

Some Hollywood divorces have included couples that fans thought would never divorce. Some of these couples include Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Tarek and Christina El Moussa, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, as well as Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. It seems as though it doesn't matter how long or short the marriage, Celebrities have no problem getting a divorce when they have had enough.