Marvin Gaye III has filed for divorce from his wife Wendy Gaye, just two months after he was accused of allegedly pointing a gun at her head, per a TMZ report. 

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Marvin Gaye III has listed January 12 as the date of their separation, which incidentally is also the date when he was arrested for the domestic violence incident. 

Gaye III, the adopted son of Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy was arrested after physically assaulting his wife and cousin during an argument that turned violent at his Calabasas home. 

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Wendy said that her husband grabbed her by the neck and lifted her off the ground. When her cousin intervened, he allegedly began physically attacking both of them. She said that at one point during the argument, Marvin Gaye II also pointed a gun at their head. 

A day later, Gaye III turned himself in and was booked on two charges- felony assault with deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence. However, he was released subsequently after posting a bond of $50,000. 

Per the documents accessed by TMZ, Gaye III has stated ‘irreconcilable differences as the reason behind separating from his wife. He is now asking the court to block the court’s attempt at awarding Wendy spousal support. The duo did not have children, so there is no dispute on that front.

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Notably, Gaye II does not specify a date of marriage. It only says ‘TBD’.

Marvin Gaye III, also known as Marvin Gaye Jr., is the son of the legendary American soul singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye. While he shares his father’s name and talent for music, he has also faced his fair share of challenges and controversies.

In 1990, Marvin Gaye III was sentenced to five years in prison for drug-related charges. He has also been involved in several legal battles with his siblings and other family members over the rights to his father’s music and estate.