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Chicago Cubs’ Ben Zobrist separates from wife during leave of absence


Chicago Cubs player Ben Zobrist filed a complaint for legal separation from his wife, Julianna, this week in Williamson County, Tennessee.The separation comes just days after Zobrist, a three-time all-star and 2016 World Series MVP, announced he was taking an extended leave of absence from the team.The couple has have owned a home in Williamson County, outside of Nashville, for 12 years. They’ve been married since 2005.The three-page filing says his wife “has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct which render further cohabitation impossible.” The filing says Zobrist, 37, hopes the parties will enter into a marital dissolution agreement and permanent parenting plan, or for a judge to enter an order of legal separation and have the two live separately, “unless they can reconcile.”OPINION: Cubs’ decisions on Russell, banning fan draw criticismPHILLIES: How pitcher overcame tragedy to become MLB elitePIRATES: Rookie Cole Tucker’s ’12-year-old’ moment is a dream come trueBen Zobrist took a leave of absence from the Cubs to deal with his marital issues. (Photo: Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports)”Husband is unsure if the marriage can be salvaged,” the filing says, The couple has three young children. Julianna Zobrist is a singer and author who published a book last year.Julianna Zobrist also filed for divorce in Cook County, Ill., records show, the same day her husband filed for legal separation.Julianna Zobrist authored a book called “Pull It Off: Removing Your Fears and Putting On Confidence.” (Photo: Courtney Pedroza/The Tennessean )

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