Neil Young files for divorce after 36 years

SAN MATEO, CA - Neil Young filed for divorce from Pegi Young, his wife of 36 years and frequent musical collaborator, reports Rolling Stone.

The magazine obtained the divorce petition Neil Young filed in San Mateo, Calif., where they live, on July 29. A hearing is set for December.

A rep for Young would not comment.

RS says the Youngs met at a diner near his California ranch, where she worked as a waitress. She was the inspiration for several of his love songs, including Unknown Legend, and served as a backup singer on multiple tours for years. Eventually she achieved a solo career, released three albums and toured on her own.

The couple's son Ben, who has cerebral palsy, inspired them to start The Bridge School near San Francisco, for children with severe physical and speech disabilities, in 1986. They host a benefit concert to raise money for the school every year in Mountain View, Calif., the last time in October 2013.

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