They called it quit!. Julie Bowen has officially filed for divorce against his estranged husband Scott Phillips, multiple sources have confirmed.
The 47-year-old Modern Family actress has been asking for joint physical and legal custody of Julie and Scott's three sons, 10-year-old Oliver, and twins 8-year-old John and Gustav, according to documents obtained. Julie is also requesting that the court terminate Scott’s right to spousal support.
Julie Bowen Files for Divorce from Her Estranged Husband: Reveals Date of Separation
The documents further confirmed that Julie and Scott, who married in 2004, have been separated since February 2017.
The ABC star looks open about her marital relationship and it's problems in the past. While speaking to media in September 2016, Julie joked that she and Scott were too exhausted to get a divorce.
She told at the time,
We watch all these people get married and split and go, ‘Wait, did they get married after us or before us?’ We outlast all these people. The answer is: We’re too tired to do anything else!
The Emmy winner continued,
At first I loved my husband and then I loved my kids and now I love our family. When I see my husband with my kids, it makes me so happy. When I see my kids all sitting down at the table together, I’m like, ‘This is awesome. We did this!’
More recently, the Boston Legal star said that she and her estranged husband are not always on the same page.
She said in November 2017,
Butting heads is a part of life. I mean … I’ve spent a lot of time in excellent therapy and butting heads is part of life. Being perfect is not a good model for your children. They need to see that there’s tension or arguments, they need to see those get resolved, they need to see real life — not too much of real life. I’m pretty shy about the news with them, but I think real life has lots of … we’re not perfect people, but we can all love each other.