Moore cited irreconcilable differences and asked for spousal support from Adams. She listed the date of their separation as to be determined.
Moore, 30, and Adams, 40, married in March 2009, and shared several artistic collaborations since then. They first duetted on the song, “Empty Rooms,” in 2011, and in recent weeks, Adams was reported to be helping Moore record a follow-up to her last album, 2009’s Amanda Leigh.
But signs of trouble surfaced in recent months. In September 2014, Adams stunned the hosts of an Australian radio show when he ended an interview over questions about his marriage.
Asked to discuss Moore, he said, “I just don’t share at all about my personal life.” And when the interviewer refused to drop the subject, Adams hung up.
“The deal is this,” he later explained. “I’m a private person and I’ll be a gentleman and say I’m not talking about my marriage ever. I’ll never talk about it. Ever.”
He also seemed to be expecting bad news just hours before Moore’s filing, when he wrote on Instagram that he was anticipating “panic attacks” over the weekend.
Moore filed in L.A. while he was away in New York for an appearance with Late Late Night with Seth Meyers.
The couple never had any children, but raised what Moore recently called a “little zoo:” seven cats and two dogs as of August. Who’ll get custody?
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