Harrison Ford divorces
The couple have been living apart since 2000, and filed for separation in August 2001 - citing irreconcilable differences.
No details of the settlement or the custody arrangements for their two teenage children have been released.
The couple met on the set of Vietnam war epic Apocalypse Now in 1979, in which Ford had a blink-and-you'll-miss-it role as a bespectacled intelligence officer who briefs Martin Sheen on his mission into the jungle.
But female fans should not get their hopes up too soon.
Indiana Jones and Star Wars star Ford has been dating Ally McBeal actress Calista Flockhart for nearly two years now.
Melissa Mathison, although hardly a household name, is a highly respected screenwriter, who was Oscar-nominated in 1982 for "ET the Extra-Terrestrial". She also wrote "Kundun" (1997) and "The Black Stallion" (1979).
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