Laura Dern Looks Back At Failed Married Life With Musician Husband While aptly Taking Care Of Her Kids

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Laura Dern Looks Back At Failed Married Life With Musician Husband While aptly Taking Care Of Her Kids

The single life can be a difficult one especially one after their divorce, Laura Dern the movie star actress who’s had a relationship with Ben Harper. We go through the vivid romance they once had and the children as well, plus out of curiosity, we are going to wonder off to the idea of Laura Dern currently dating anyone at the moment. Now let’s dig in their recent endeavors.

Her History with the singer Ben Harper!

Laura Dern is a Golden Globe award-winning actress from multiple movies such as Brave Town, 99 Homes, “The Founder” and much more including her latest movie she was in, “Star Wars: Episode 7”. 

She has made some mistakes along her career, an error called Ben Harper whom she had married and divorced soon after. The details of the relationship are hazy to start off with, with them first meeting in one of Ben’s concerts back in the fall of 2000. 

Caption: Before their marriage was finalized attending the Golden Globe Awards on 24 February 2012. 

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Dating for five whole years, in that time they have had two children a daughter, Jaya, born on November 28, 2004, and a son, Ellery Walker, born August 21, 2001. They soon got married in 2005 in their hometown of Los Angeles.

The Divorce that led to her taking care of the kids!

They had a downfall towards their marriage however when Ben filed first for divorce both decided to end their divorce after just another five years of marriage on irreconcilable differences as for the kids' reactions towards the divorce, speaking on behalf of the kids Dern said,

 “My kids are doing great. And in a way their living situation is not shockingly different – in that their father is a touring musician so they were used to the comings and goings a bit – not to say there aren’t a lot of other things. But, like me, they never really knew a mom and dad sitting down at the table for dinner every night. So I think that creates an easier transition.”

In one of her statement, she gave to back in June 2014 she shared how her marriage fell apart, she said;

“It just is what it is,”

Laura also added regarding her marriage saying,

“Sadly, half of marriages end in divorce. Half of my girl friends and male friends have been through one, and their kids are doing great. There’s no shame around it – unless you want to project that on to yourself – but certainly there’s no longer cultural shame. Everyone is walking through it.”

After having a sound of mind reconciling their marriage during which time they even attended their wedding 2012 Golden Globe Awards together, Laura Dern's private life is brightening up too with her relationship with her estranged ex-husband Ben Harper, 42, appears to be back on track. 

Instead, it seems their little run in Beverly Hills on 6 of February 2012 were both looking to be in good spirits. According to friends, they had been living and traveling together more recently than usual.

Ben reactivated the divorce by filing a legal response in 2012 itself, finalizing the divorce by the September of 2013. Ellery is now fifteen years of age, and while her younger sister, Jaya, is twelve still under the care of Laura, also her ex-husband had another child, son Charles Joseph Harper, and daughter, Harris from his first marriage back in 1996 to his ex-wife, Joanne 

Caption: Laura Dern and her ex-husband Ben with the kids on the red carpet in 2009. 

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For Ben the musician, he has been busy getting married to another woman that goes by the name Jaclyn Matfus on New Year's Day. A third time after the actress Laura getting married again. Reported first by People magazine, first confirming their marriage in the early February of 2015, no comment have been given so far since their marriage.

Caption: Ben and his new wife seen attending a Grammy after-party in January. 

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What is her current status for both ex-couples?

Laura, 49, has been working on her acting since but not without the occasional dating. As a mother of two children, it's hard enough to date at the same time, but she has made a few major hits such as Nickolas Cage and Billy Bob Thornton to whom she was engaged. She has also been seeing around with Rapper and actor Common but soon had proven wrong by Common himself, as he said;

“I’m a single guy,”

he further added;

 “Laura and I did a movie together. It was a great experience. She’s just my friend.”

Caption: Laura and Rapper Common see walking together out of the Bouchon restaurant in Beverly Hills on April 13, 2016.

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They are in fact not dating and since then she has not been seen with anyone at the moment, she is probably too busy with her kids and her work to be of dating men at this point.