The Petty Archives

Tom Petty
Lodi News-Sentinel - September 12, 1996

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tom Petty's wife of 22 years filed for legal separation.

Jane Petty's Superior Court petition cited unspecified "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for splitting with the rocker. The legal separation petition was filed Monday.

The couple's 14-year-old daughter lives with her mother, according to court papers filed by attorney Frederick Glassman.

Petty, who wrote the score for the recent movie "She's The One," wrote about a past separation from his wife in "It'll All Work Out." Petty was recently chosen to receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame star next year.