LATEST: SIDEWAYS star Sandra Oh has filed a petition for divorce from husband Alexander Payne, who directed and co-wrote the hit wine-tasting comedy.

The 34-year-old actress officially moved to end her five-year relationship with Payne on Friday (15APR05) at the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she also requested spousal support from the OSCAR-winning film-maker.

The Hollywood stars announced their separation last week (ends15APR05) in a statement which read, "They have been together for five years and were married in 2003. The couple will remain friends."

Oh and Payne's separation follows a string of recent Hollywood splits, which include Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, Katie Holmes and Chris Klein, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston and Shannon Elizabeth and JOSEPH REITMAN.

18/04/2005 17:27