Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Wife Files For Separation After 20 Years Of Marriage

Tue, April 22, 2014 9:12pm EDT by 3 Comments
Cuba Gooding Jr Separation
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So sad! Cuba Gooding Jr.’s wife filed for a separation from the Oscar-winning actor on April 22, after being married for exactly 20 years.

Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife and high school sweetheart, Sara Kapfer, are officially splitting. Sara filed for a separation in L.A. County Superior Court on April 22, citing irreconcilable differences.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Separation — Actor Splits With Wife After 20 Years

Sara and Cuba, who said their “I dos” in 1994, have three children together, two sons named Spencer and Mason, and a daughter named Piper.


Two of the children are under the age of 18, TMZ reports. Sara is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children, and any child support she will receive will be determined at a later date, according to separation documents obtained by TMZ. 

We are shocked and saddened to hear about this couple’s split, especially since they seemed to be so happy together for so many years. 

Cuba Gooding Jr. On Loving His Wife Through The Years

In fact, Cuba gushed about how in love he still was with his wife in a 2013 interview on The View.

“She has been changing to this other woman that I have to introduce myself to every few years,” Cuba explained at the time. “And thank god I’ve fallen in love with each one. It’s true. I’m lucky that way.”

He did, however, add: “I want to kill her sometimes.” It looks like the bad eventually overpowered the good in Cuba and Sara’s relationship, but no one can say they didn’t try their best to make their marriage work.

So what do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised that Cuba and Sara are separating? Let us know!

– Tierney McAfee

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