Eric McCormack and Janet Leigh Holden Break Up, File for Divorce After 26 Years of Marriage

Eric McCormack and Janet Leigh Holden.
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Elton John AIDS Foundation

Eric McCormack and wife Janet Leigh Holden McCormack have broken up and will divorce.

Janet filed for divorce from the Will & Grace alum, 60, on Wednesday, November 22, in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Us Weekly can confirm. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, but a date of separation was not listed. TMZ was first to report the split.

The court documents not that Janet requested Eric pay both spousal support and her attorney fees. She asked that no support be awarded to Eric and wants an equal division of property.

The pair welcomed son Finnigan in July 2002. He is 21 now, so the divorce will not touch on custody details.

Will & Grace Cast Where Are They Now

Related: ‘Will & Grace’ Cast: Where Are They Now?

Just Jack … and Will, Grace, Karen, Vince, Beverley Leslie and many more! Will & Grace, which ran for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006 — and then picked up where it left off from 2017 to 2020 — won 18 Emmys over the course of its run, winning the hearts of millions around the […]

Eric and Janet married in 1999, five years after they first met while filming Lonesome Dove.

Eric McCormack and Janet Leigh Holden Break Up, File for Divorce After 26 Years of Marriage

Eric McCormack and Janet Leigh Holden.
Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for The Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles

“I met my wife, Janet, in 1994 on the set of a TV series. She was the assistant director,” the actor told The Guardian in 2007. “I was just coming out of a relationship, and not to be trusted. I’d been dating actresses but Janet was different. She wore jeans, drove a pick-up truck … At first she wasn’t too keen. She knew actors are a lot of work: it would be like taking your work home with you. But I managed to convince her.”

The Canadians (both hold dual citizenship in Canada and the U.S.) had to keep their romance on the down low since they were coworkers. “We had a secret affair the first season. I mean, dating crew!” he added. “Actually, it was much worse for her, because she wasn’t supposed to give any of the actors preferential treatment.”

Celebrity Splits of 2023: Stars Who've Called It Quits This Year split

Related: Celebrity Splits of 2023: Stars Who Have Called It Quits This Year

While many celeb couples have gone the distance in Hollywood, other romances haven’t stood the test of time. Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott sparked an on-again, off-again relationship in 2017, welcoming two children: daughter Stormi and a son, whose name they have yet to reveal, in February 2018 and February 2022, respectively. Us Weekly broke […]

He shared a photo from their early days via Instagram in April 2020. “This is the first shot Janet & I took at the #LonesomeDove Season 1 Wrap Party, circa Dec ’94. Just so happens this was our ‘coming out’ party,” he captioned the snap. “No one on the show knew we’d been dating for months.🤯And *today* is my wife’s birthday! 🍰Happy Birthday, @janetmccormack #gratitude.”

The couple have remained rather low-key, avoiding the Hollywood limelight, but they were typically spotted throughout the year at a couple red carpet benefits. Janet and Eric were regulars at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s annual Academy Awards viewing party, which they attended in March. They were also seen smiling at the July opening night of Broadway’s The Cottage, in which McCormack starred, in New York City.