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Most followers of Laura Dern know her from many memorable roles, together with Jurassic ParkWild at Coronary heartLarge Little Lies, and lots of extra. What followers might not be too aware of is the tremendous star’s love life.

Along with courting quite a few well-known males, Laura was as soon as married to musician Ben Harper. Under we break down all you’ll want to know in regards to the rocker and his eight-year marriage to Laura, together with how they met, the small print of their household life, and the place they stand right this moment.

He’s A Musician

Born in Pomona, California on Oct. 28, 1969, Benjamin Charles Harper started taking part in guitar and recurrently frolicked at his maternal grandparents’ music retailer, referred to as the Folks Music Heart and Museum. Furthermore, in 1978, he attended a Bob Marley live performance and famous it to be a pivotal second for him to be impressed to tackle music.

The multi-talented singer and guitar participant launched his first album, Welcome to the Merciless World, in 1994 below Virgin Data. He subsequently dropped 14 extra profitable albums within the following years, additionally having his music featured on quite a few tv exhibits like Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill and Home. He nonetheless performs music right this moment and continues to launch albums. 

Along with his music profession, Ben co-owns the skateboarding model Curler Horror. He’s been interviewed about his expertise making an attempt out new tips and studying the game at an older age. 

He & Laura Had been Married For Eight Years

Laura Dern, Ben Harper
Laura Dern & Ben Harper (Shutterstock).

Ben and Laura met again in fall 2000 when Laura attended one in all his live shows, in response to PEOPLE. They hit it off instantly and ultimately started courting, formally tying the knot in 2005 in an intimate ceremony at their dwelling.

Their relationship didn’t final, nonetheless, as Ben filed for divorce in 2010 citing “irreconcilable variations” they usually had been reported to have separated by January of that yr, per TMZ.

The pair really ended up reconciling in 2012 earlier than Laura may file a response to the divorce submitting, even exhibiting as much as the 2012 Golden Globes collectively. The divorce was finalized in 2013, nonetheless, they usually each went their separate methods.

Ben and Laura had been notoriously non-public about their relationship, making some pink carpet appearances collectively right here and there, however finally maintaining out the general public eye. Laura did, nonetheless, make a uncommon point out of her divorce again in 2020, talking with Selection about how the expertise impacted her award-winning efficiency in Netflix’s Marriage Story.

“As [director Noah Baumbach] first stated in regards to the story after we first talked about it, he stated, ‘I need to inform a love story the place endings are usually not failures.’ And that basically moved me and struck me deeply,” she stated, pointing to her personal amicable separation and that of her mother and father. “So to my superb divorced mother and father, and my superb step mother and father, and my superb youngsters—who got here from love regardless of an ending in a wedding—we’re so privileged to redefine what household seems like.”

Do They Have Any Kids Collectively?

Throughout their partnership, the couple welcomed two youngsters collectively, a son Ellery, born in 2001, and a daughter Jaya, born in 2004.

Ellery started a modeling profession as a teen, strolling in a Calvin Klein present in 2018.One of many highlights of the then-teen mannequin’s outfit was a commencement cap, however Ellery wouldn’t have fun his actual commencement till Might 2020, when his mother posted a photograph of him in a cap and robe.

Jaya is following in her mom’s footsteps as an actress, making her debut within the 2021 movie Teenage Feelings. Along with performing, Laura has additionally spoken about how she shares politics together with her children. “I concentrate on what I’ve determined is that this nation and the nation that I describe to my youngsters. And there are only a few issues that appear clear, however there’s zero tolerance for just a few issues, as a result of we’re Individuals, and we’re clear about just a few issues: Nazis, racists, individuals who denounce folks based mostly on their cultural or non secular or sexual choice — like that doesn’t fly on this nation,” she advised WWD in August 2017.

Since her break up from Ben, the Wild star has shared perception about what it’s like being a single mother in Hollywood.

“The extra I study my errors as a mom, the deeper I take pleasure in how absolutely I like my youngsters,” Laura stated throughout a Might 2019 interview with InStyle. “As a result of I can allow them to know I actually screw up typically. I conceal from blame in numerous areas in my life, however I’m making an attempt not to try this as a mother. That is the primary time in my life that I’m being formidable as a result of I’m a single guardian.”

She’s additionally opened up about having arduous conversations together with her two teenagers. She recalled listening to her children speaking about their friends vaping and asking her questions on its security in an August 2021 interview with Romper. “As a guardian we don’t all the time perceive that that’s what occurring till we’ve got an almost-20 yr previous who tells us years later ‘I used to be asking as a result of I used to be curious and I wanted to have some steering,’” she stated, earlier than talking about her parenting fashion. “Giving them room to be handled in a really grownup means has helped me keep open to how a lot they educate me every day.”