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'Iron Chef' Cat Cora to divorce wife of 17 years

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, Cat Cora, left, and Jennifer Cora arrive at the Oprah Winfrey Network Television Critics Association 2011 Winter Press Tour Cocktail Reception in Pasadena, Calif. Cat Cora announced Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, that she and her partner of 17 years, Jennifer Cora, are divorcing and plan to jointly raise their four sons. Court records in Santa Barbara, California, show the pair filed for divorce in late October 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, Cat Cora, left, and Jennifer Cora arrive at the Oprah Winfrey Network Television Critics Association 2011 Winter Press Tour Cocktail Reception in Pasadena, Calif. Cat Cora announced Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, that she and her partner of 17 years, Jennifer Cora, are divorcing and plan to jointly raise their four sons. Court records in Santa Barbara, California, show the pairĀ filed for divorce in late October 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Celebrity chef Cat Cora says she is getting a divorce from her partner of 17 years.

The "Iron Chef America" star released a statement Monday confirming she and partner Jennifer Cora are ending their marriage.

Court records in Santa Barbara, California, show that Jennifer Cora filed for divorce on Oct. 28 and Cat Cora filed her petition a day later.

A copy of the filings, which were first reported by celebrity website TMZ, was not immediately available.

The former couple has four sons. According to TMZ, a custody battle is brewing, and Jennifer Cora has requested spousal support.

Cat Cora's statement says she and Jennifer Cora are committed to jointly raising their sons in a peaceful, nurturing and healthy environment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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