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Big Boi's Wife, Sherlita M. Patton, Files For Divorce

10/03/2013 05:41 pm ET | Updated Oct 08, 2013
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Following an 11 year marriage, the wife of Outkast member, Big Boi (born Antwon A. Patton) has reportedly filed for divorce.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sherlita M. Patton submitted a divorce complaint in Georgia’s Fulton County Superior Court on Wednesday citing that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” The former couple, who married in February 2002, have two children together, ages 18 and 12.

The pair's split may not come as a shock to some. Last year the Grammy Award-winner raised eyebrows on his track “She Hates Me,” which found the Atlanta MC revealing some of the estranged couple’s martial issues. Patton addressed the song’s lyrics during a 2012 interview with Hip-Hop DX.

"I ain’t got sh** to hide. I’m human like everybody else. And sh**, my marriage and everything is great,” he admitted. “I’ve been with my woman for twenty years [total]. We’re going on our 11th anniversary come Valentine’s Day."

Sherlita Patton is seeking sole custody of their youngest child, in addition to spousal support and a split of marital assets and attorney fees, TMZ reports.

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