Eric McCormack’s wife Janet Holden files for divorce after 26 years of marriage, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’

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The marriage of ‘Will and Grace’ alum Eric McCormack and his wife Janet Holden is coming to an end after 26 years.

Page Siz reports via documents procured by TMZ that Holden has filed for divorce from the actor, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for their split, and has asked for spousal support. However, according to the files, she did not list the date of separation from her husband.

McCormack’s rep has yet to reply to Page Six for comment.

According to Page Six, in 2007, McCormack had told the Guardian that Holden was “the assistant director,” and that he “was just coming out of a relationship and not to be trusted.” At the time, reportedly, Holden was not too keen to put her mitts on him. However, McCormack felt Holden was “different” because she “wore jeans [and] drove a pick-up truck.” He “managed to convince her” to date him.

The Emmy winner told People magazine that the “mystery and danger … was fun,” while keeping their budding romance a secret. In 1995, the duo went public with their relationship, and Holden walked down the aisle in the next two years. They welcomed their son  Finnigan in 2002, who is now 21.

McCormack began his ‘Will and Grace’ career right before he and Holden became parents. The Broadway star played Will Truman from 1998 to 2006, going on to reprise the role from 2017 to 2020.