Michael Jackson And Wife Deborah File For Divorce

Pop superstar Michael Jackson and his wife of three years, Deborah Rowe, filed for divorce today in a Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.

The divorce petition states that Rowe and Jackson have reached a confidential financial settlement, though it did not indicate if an agreement regarding custody of the couple's two children had been settled, according to the Associated Press.

Rowe and Jackson are parents to a 2-year-old boy, Prince Michael, and a 1-year-old girl, Paris Michael Katherine. The couple has apparently been separated since mid-July.

Jackson wed Rowe, a nurse from his plastic surgeon's office, in November 1996, less than a year after divorcing his first wife, Lisa Marie Presley, after two years of marriage.