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'The Big Bang Theory's' Mayim Bialik Files for Divorce

After nine years of marriage, "The Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik and husband Michael Stone are calling it quits.

Bialik filed divorce papers in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing the classic "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split, TMZ reports. The divorce seems somewhat amicable, however, with Bialik requesting joint custody of the couple's two sons.

Biliak gained national recognition as the star of the TV show "Blossom," which ran from 1991 to 1995. While taking a break from acting, she earned a doctorate in neuroscience. Since returning to acting, Bialik has played Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory."

With a few hit TV shows under her belt, Biliak has probably made a fortune. No word yet on whether she and Stone signed a prenup. If not, Stone could walk away with a big chunk of the earnings Bialik made during their marriage.

That's because California is a community property state. In community property states, marital assets are generally split 50/50 in divorce.

Georgia, on the other hand, isn't a community property state but instead practices equitable distribution in divorce. In dividing assets, Georgia courts often look at how long the marriage lasted, the amount each spouse contributed to the assets, and how much each spouse will earn after divorce.

Bialik has requested joint legal and physical custody of their two sons. If granted, Bialik and Stone will both have the authority to make important decisions about their sons' lives, like where they will go to school, what medical treatment they'll receive, and whether they'll be raised in a religious tradition. The boys will also split their time living with Bialik and Stone.

Bialik, a proponent of attachment parenting, insists that the parenting style had nothing to do with the split. "The hands-on style of parenting we practice played no role in the changes that led to this decision," Bialik wrote on her Facebook page, according to TMZ. "Relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose."

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