Jackass star Johnny Knoxville ‘files for divorce from Naomi Nelson’

Jackass star Johnny Knoxville and wife Naomi Nelson

Johnny Knoxville is said to have split from his wife Naomi Nelson (Picture: Getty)

Johnny Knoxville has reportedly filed for divorce from Naomi Nelson.

The Jackass star – real name Philip John Clapp – is said to have cited irreconcilable differences as his relationship with his second wife comes to an end.

As revealed in court documents obtained by People, Knoxville and his partner separated on September 24, 2021, which was the date of their 11-year wedding anniversary.

According to the report, the 51-year-old star wants joint legal and physical custody of their children Rock, 12, and Arlo, 10.

Meanwhile, it’s said the documents state Knoxville thinks he has separate property from his former partner, but he is ‘unaware of the full nature and extent of said separate property’, and it will be figured out at a later date.

The actor and stunt performer is usually private when it comes to his personal life, but last year he did pay tribute to Naomi in a sweet Mother’s Day post.

CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Johnny Knoxville and Naomi Nelson attend the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala presented by Paul Mitchell at 3LABS on November 09, 2019 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Knoxville and Nelson tied the knot in September 2011 (Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Alongside two snaps of her and their kids, he wrote on Instagram: ‘Happy Mother’s Day to my one true love and the most wonderful mother our kids could ever hope for.

‘You bless us every day and I and we love you very much.’

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Last month it was revealed a new Jackass TV series is in the works for Paramount Plus after the huge success of the gang’s big screen return in Jackass Forever.

‘Based off the success of Jackass Forever, we’re working with the creators to continue the partnership with a new series, bringing even more ridiculous antics straight to Paramount+,’ Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish confirmed.

Besides Netflix’s Jackass 4.5, Knoxville’s most recent on-screen appearance came at WrestleMania 38 when he defeated Sami Zayn in a wild Anything Goes Match which featured a giant mouse trap, Party Boy, a bowling ball and Wee Man bodyslamming the WWE star.

Speaking before the match, I exclusively told Metro.co.uk: ‘I would love to come back and do something more in the future! It’s been a dream come true working with the WWE.

‘It’s been so much fun, I didn’t realize I would become so completely obsessed with it like I have, it’s so fun!’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Johnny Knoxville’s reps for comment.

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