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David Cassidy's wife on divorce filing: 'This has been looming for some time'

David Cassidy's wife of 23 years has split from her husband, having filed for divorce. According to TMZ on Feb. 11, Sue Shifrin-Cassidy will no longer be married to the teen idol, although she admits she is "heartbroken."

David Cassidy and wife during happier times
David Cassidy and wife during happier times
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"This has been looming for some time," Shifrin-Cassidy who was David's third wife. The pair share a son called Beau who is 23.

By way of background, Cassidy has been troubled for some time. He was arrested in Los Angeles last January for driving a rented Chevy Imala while intoxicated. An officer for the California Highway Patrol conducted a field sobriety test after David was said to have smelled as if he had been drinking.

This was his third DUI, and happened shortly after David Cassidy was said have gone to rehab to deal with his problem.

Meanwhile, Sue and David have apparently been estranged for three months. "The Partridge Family" sitcom star sent out a statement by way of his spokesperson, saying, "It is very sad that Sue chose to this approach [of filing for divorce]."

Cassidy added, "It's a sad day for me and for our son Beau."

And so, on this sad day, David Cassidy's wife filed for divorce after being married for more than two decades.