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"There's No Shame Around It": How 'Big Little Lies' Star Laura Dern Dealt With Her Divorce From Ben Harper

Date January 16, 2019

American actress Laura Dern and American singer-songwriter Ben Harper met each other in 2000. After 5 years of strong, passionate romance, the two tied the knot at their home in Los Angeles.

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The couple had met at one of Harper's concerts, and the two couldn't be far from each other, though their marriage didn't last as long as they had dreamed.

Divorce 

Laura Dern and Ben Harper filed for divorce in 2010 but officially split up in 2013. They managed to get along with each other for 5 years, but then something went wrong. The Big Little Lies star claims that half of marriages end in divorce, and she fell victim to that statistic, as well. 

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Nevertheless, Dern reckons that 'there's no shame around it' and cultural priorities and traditions are ever-evolving so that people shouldn't pay close attention to who gets married and who gets divorced nowadays. 

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Notably, Dern's parents called their marriage quits when she was just two and a half, so her grandmother had to raise her decently and appropriately, leaving out stress and childhood pain. 

The present time 

Ending a long relationship is never easy, especially if the couple has children who are forced to be torn between their parents. Laura Dern is rarely seen with her children, son Ellery Harper and daughter Jaya. 

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The actress states that the children are 'doing great' after the on-and-off family affairs. This is primarily because they got used to their father's comings-and-goings due to his singing career and touring every now and then. As a result, the divorce was a smooth transition from a 4-member-family to just 3.

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Laura Dern seems like an intelligent, humble, and positive human being. Though divorce and other family issues are often a burden in one's life, she managed to stay strong for herself and her children. 

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