John Lackey has filed for divorce against his wife, Krista, who has been battling breast cancer.
According to the documents, the Red Sox picture filed for divorce in Texas on August 30, claiming “the marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.”
The couple has been married since 2008.
TMZ reported that Krista had a double mastectomy in March and underwent chemo therapy in June.
The celebrity gossip website also said that Lackey filed the papers using only his and Krista’s initials, which Tony Parker/Eva Longoria and Sandra Bullock/Jesse James used in their also-very-public divorces.
The petition says that the Lackey’s have a prenuptial agreement.
It is unclear why Lackey filed for divorce. He has been given a lot of leeway for his poor performance because “his wife has cancer,” and it was thought to be a major distraction for him as he battled caring for his sick wife and trying to play baseball.
Lackey expressed anger yesterday when reporters asked him about the report during his postgame news conference. He was very upset that a reported sent him a text message asking about the divorce report.
“Let me tell you the truth. Thirty minutes before the game, I got a text message on my cellphone from one of you … somebody in the media, talking about personal stuff,” Lackey said. “And I shouldn’t even be standing up here having to deal with this. I’m sitting here listening to music. I don’t know who got my phone number, but that’s over the line.”