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Unveiling Eric McCormack's Ex

Meet Janet Holden

Janet Holden has filed for divorce from 'Will & Grace' star Eric McCormack after 26 years of marriage.
Eric McCormack is getting divorced from his wife, Janet Holden, after 26 years of marriage. Janet filed paperwork to end her marriage to the actor, 60, on November 22 and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, according to TMZ. Janet is reportedly seeking spousal support from Eric.
Janet is Canadian, like Eric, and has also worked in the entertainment industry. She served as the assistant director on Lonesome Dove: The Series Angel Flight Down, Portraits of a Killer, In Cold Blood, and Mr. Magoo in the 90s. It’s unclear what Janet has done for work since then.
Eric and Janet tied the knot in August 1997 and stayed married for over 26 years. It’s unclear when they officially split, since Janet did not list an official date of separation in her divorce filing.
The former couple met on the set of the 1994 Canadian TV show Lonesome Dove. Eric was an actor on the project and Janet was the assistant director. Eric talked about the start of their relationship in an interview with The Guardian in 2007.
Janet and Eric have one son, 21-year-old Finnigan, who was born in July 2002. Finnigan has mostly stayed out of the public eye and leads a very private life. Since Finnigan is a legal adult, Janet and Eric do not need to deal with the custody of their child in their divorce proceedings.