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Jack White's Estranged Wife Files Restraining Order Against Rock Star

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Nominee for Record of the Year, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album Jack White arrives on the red carpet at the Staples Center for the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The estranged wife of rocker Jack White has filed a restraining order against him after she said in their divorce filings he was threatening her and she fears for her safety and her children's.

British model and singer Karen Elson married White in 2005 in Nashville and they have two children. They separated in 2011 and Elson filed for divorce last year.

Elson filed for a temporary restraining order July 17. It was approved by a judge pending a court hearing on Aug. 29. The order was first reported by the Nashville City Paper.

Elson said in the filing that White has a violent temper, sends her emails laced with profanity and calls her derogatory names.

A publicist for White said there was no comment.

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