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Janet Holden Initiates Divorce Proceedings from Eric McCormack

Will & Grace” Star Eric McCormack’s Wife, Janet Leigh Holden, Files for Divorce After 26 Years Janet Leigh Holden, wife of “Will & Grace” actor Eric McCormack, has filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” in documents submitted to Los Angeles County Superior Court on Nov. 22, as reported by USA TODAY. The filing did not specify a date of separation.

Holden is seeking spousal support and has requested the court terminate McCormack’s eligibility for spousal support. The couple, who tied the knot in August 1997, share a 21-year-old son named Finnigan Holden McCormack. 

They first crossed paths on the CBS TV series “Lonesome Dove” set in 1994, where McCormack played Col. Francis Clay Mosby, and Holden worked as an assistant director.

In a 2007 essay for The Guardian, McCormack disclosed that Holden initially hesitated to date him due to his profession. 

He shared the story of their secret affair during the first season of their relationship, emphasizing Holden’s role in keeping him grounded during the early stages of his fame.

“I think I was very lucky that I didn’t get well-known until my early thirties. If it had happened when I was younger, you might have seen me falling out of nightclubs,” McCormack wrote. “I think I conducted myself as a much better human being because I was already married when all that came along.”

The actor acknowledged Holden’s influence, stating, “Once in a while, I wish that I’d had those crazy parties, but I’d have been scared of ending up as a 29-year-old has-been.”