Nia Vardalos files for divorce

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on AUG 08, 2019

Nia Vardalos and her husband of 25 years, Ian Gomez, are getting a divorce.

Nia Vardalos and her husband of 25 years, Ian Gomez, are getting a divorce, according toPage Six.

Vardalos filed for divorce on Tuesday in Los Angeles. The separation date is listed as June 29, 2017, and she cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce.
"We've been respectfully separated for a lengthy period of time," Vardalos and Gomez said in a joint statement. "Our relationship became a friendship, so the decision to end the marriage is completely mutual and amicable."

Vardalos requested joint legal and physical custody of their 11-year-old adopted daughter, Ilaria Gomez. It is not clear if either Vardalos or Gomez will be requesting spousal support.

Vardalos wrote and starred inMy Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was inspired in part by her relationship with Gomez and in which he played a groomsman, and wrote My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2after her daughter started kindergarten.Gomez is also an actor and has appeared in a variety of television shows, includingCougar Town,The Drew Carey Show, Living Biblically,andFresh Off the Boat.