08/02/2013 05:45 pm ET Updated Aug 02, 2013

Jack White, Karen Elson's Divorce Takes A Bad Turn With Restraining Order


Despite their seemingly amicable split, Jack White and Karen Elson's divorce has taken a turn for the worse.

The Associated Press reported late Thursday that Elson had filed for a restraining order against her ex on July 17 in which she said he has a violent temper and sends her harassing e-mails and text messages.

The restraining order, obtained by Nashville City Paper, stated, "Wife fears for her and the children’s safety as a result of this harassment," and “This pattern of husband’s bullying wife into submission was a contributing factor in the demise of their marriage."

According to Nashville City Paper, White was served with the order on July 22 and is prohibited from from having “any contact with wife whatsoever except as it relates to parenting time with the parties’ minor children.”

The former couple, who married in 2005, announced their split by throwing a divorce party in June 2011. At the time, they stated in a press release:

We remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee. We feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow. In honor of that time shared, we are throwing a divorce party. An evening together in Nashville to re-affirm our friendship and celebrate the past and future with close friends and family.

They aren't the first celebrity couple who claimed they were on good terms -- and then weren't. Click through the slideshow below for five others.

Celebrity Divorces That Were Supposedly Amicable...But Weren't

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