EXCLUSIVE: Laura Dern & Ben Harper 'Trying To Work Things Out'

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May 28 2018, Updated 10:17 a.m. ET

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Just two months ago, Ben Harper filed for divorce from Laura Dern citing irreconcilable differences, but now has exclusively learned that the pair is trying to work out their differences and get their marriage back on track.

“It looks like they’re trying to work this out,” a source exclusively told

“Ben’s been coming to the house and showing signs he really wants to reconcile.”

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The couple’s sudden split stunned friends as the divorce filing came just three weeks after the couple and their two children traveled to Hawaii for the wedding of their close friend Pearl Jam frontman, Eddie Vedder to model Jill McCormick. The Dern-Harper family joined other celebrities including Jack Johnson and Sean Penn for an almost week-long celebration in Honolulu.

“Harper filed for divorce without giving Laura any notice, the filing came as a complete surprise to her,” explained our source.

The pair had been married for almost five years and had been described as the picture of happiness.

In court documents filed in Los Angeles, Harper is seeking joint custody of the couple’s two children, son Ellery, 9, and daughter Jaya ,6, and is asking the court not to award spousal support to Dern.

In mid-November, obtained exclusive photos of the couple enjoying a beautiful Sunday at the Brentwood Country Mart with their children. At that point, the two seemed to already be making amends but now they seem to be getting even closer.

“Ben has even asked Laura to come to Paris, France to visit him while he was touring with ‘Fist Full Of Mercy’.”

If all goes well for Harper, the singer/songwriter and musician might just be writing more love songs.




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