Burke, 46, filed for divorce from Charvet, 45, on Friday in Los Angeles County citing irreconcilable variations in court docket documents bought by PEOPLE. The 2 separated in January.
The actress is searching for joint upright and physical custody of their two children: son Shaya, 10, and daughter Rain, 11. Burke is also mother to daughters Sierra, sixteen, and Neriah, 18, from her earlier marriage to Garth Fisher.
“They’ve been separated for a pair of months and tried as no longer easy as they’ll additionally merely to hang their marriage work, but on the rupture of the day they ought to achieve what’s correct for them and their family,” a source tells PEOPLE.
The pale Dancing With the Stars host and Melrose Place alum “met in Mexico, and it became one of the best example of correct guy, scandalous time because we had this somewhat affair, came encourage to L.A. and perfect stayed chums,” Burke told Nicely being for its April 2014 duvet story.
“If we had gotten collectively then, we wouldn’t beget made it,” she acknowledged of assembly two a long time within the past. “We needed to develop up after which we came all over every assorted grand later in lifestyles, and it became the correct time.”
Following a five-year engagement, the couple tied the knot in a secret St. Barts marriage ceremony in August 2011. “It’s no longer on the total that you just obtain to thought a really particular day, and beget it play out perfect as you speculated to your thoughts,” Burke wrote in a weblog post for her parenting net dwelling, Current Mother. “Even the weather became perfect.”
Describing the marriage ceremony as a “secret mission,” she added, “We told no one — no chums, no longer even our moms. We broke the news to our young of us perfect days earlier than our departure.”
Burke and Charvet were married on a sailboat anchored off of a non-public seaside, whereas song they’d handpicked played within the background. “I felt extremely serene, obvious, and blissfully delighted,” she wrote. “In my soul, I became already married. Making the religious dedication to alternate vows in our favourite situation, in front of our Four children, with my soulmate seemed relish an accurate lifestyles fairytale.”
Of conserving their connection alive, Burke told Nicely being in 2014, “We predict about in romance. We get palms. We cook collectively. We silent hang out.”
“We’re very fiery passionate of us, so after we fight, it’s relish the 4th of July!” she added.
TMZ first reported the news.