"Almost Famous" director Cameron Crowe and wife
According to People magazine, Wilson filed divorce papers Thursday (September 23) in a Los Angeles County Superior Court. She reportedly cited irreconcilable differences and listed June 15, 2008, as the date of the couple's separation.
Crowe and Wilson were married July 23, 1986. The couple have 10-year-old twin boys, William James Crowe and Curtis Wilson Crowe. Wilson is said to be seeking joint physical and legal custody of the children and has also asked the court for spousal support.
In addition to "Almost Famous" — which is loosely based on Crowe's experiences as an eager 15-year-old writer for Rolling Stone magazine — the talented writer/director is responsible for '80s classics "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Say Anything," as well as "Singles," "Jerry Maguire," "Vanilla Sky" and "Elizabethtown." He is reportedly finishing up an untitled Pearl Jam documentary.
Wilson, a singer/songwriter from the '70s rock band Heart (she sang lead vocals on the band's #1 hit "These Dreams" and on the top-20 hit "Stranded"), is a successful artist in her own right. She had cameos in Crowe's "The Wild Life" as Rick's wife and in "Fast Times," credited as "Beautiful Girl in Corvette," who while at a red light, turns and smiles, then laughs at Brad Hamilton (played by Judge Reinhold), dressed as a pirate.
More recently, Wilson has made a name for herself as a film composer, having composed music for several of Crowe's films including "Jerry Maguire," "Almost Famous," "Vanilla Sky" and "Elizabethtown."