Daniel Baldwin Splits With Wife

Files for divorce on heels of restraining order

By Edward B. Colby
|  Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011  |  Updated 11:48 PM EDT
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Joanne Smith-Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin are getting divorced.

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Actor Daniel Baldwin is splitting with his wife of four years, saying he decided to file for divorce for the safety of their two young children and himself.

Baldwin, 50, made the divorce move Wednesday, one day after he filed a temporary restraining order against Joanne Smith, who was removed from their Portland house by sheriff’s deputies, E! Online reported.

“My hopes and prayers are with Joanne that she may recover from her recent problems and reclaim her role in our children's lives,” Baldwin said in a statement. "I have had my share of problems with drugs and alcohol many years ago and know first hand how difficult a position she is in."

Baldwin and Smith, a former fashion model who is now a chef, married in July 2007.

The judge who signed off on the restraining order gave Baldwin temporary custody of their two  daughters, Us Weekly said.

Selected Reading: E!, Us

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