LATEST: Lionel Richie's second wife DIANA ALEXANDER has filed for divorce from the soul singer.

Following reports earlier this week (27OCT03) claiming that the HELLO star's marriage was in trouble, Alexander has filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing 'irreconcilable differences'.

The couple, who began their relationship while Richie was still married to his first wife BRENDA, have two children together, a son and a daughter.

The news continues a turbulent few months for Richie - eldest daughter NICOLE has been sent to rehabilitation after being caught in possession of heroin by police, and his attempt at a chart comeback recently flopped.

Representatives for the SAY YOU, SAY ME star have yet to comment on the breakup.

30/10/2003 13:27