The divorce between Steve Burton and his ex-wife Sheree Burton is becoming more clear.
According to court records acquired by PEOPLE, Steve filed for divorce formally in the Orange County Superior Court on Friday. The filings also reveal that the pair did not enter into a prenuptial agreement.
The Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem actor, 52, states their official separation date as March 1 in the documents, claiming irreconcilable differences.
Additionally, according to the application, Steve is requesting shared legal and physical custody of their minor children, Brooklyn, 7, and Jack, 16, who are both boys. Makena, the couple’s 18-year-old daughter, is also their joint child.
Sheree, 45, is currently expecting a child, although it is not the child of the soap opera star.
In addition, the soap star is requesting that Sheree and his right to spousal support be terminated once the divorce is finalized.
On Monday, a representative for the former General Hospital actor exclusively told PEOPLE that Steve had divorced his wife of more than 20 years.
Two months ago, Steve startled his audience by revealing that he and his fitness professional wife had broken up.
The former General Hospital actor stated in an Instagram Story in May, “I wanted to clarify something up,” adding, “Sheree and I are separated.”
He went on, “She just revealed that she is having her fourth child. It is not my child. Our three lovely children are still being raised jointly by us. At this time, we would appreciate some privacy. Many thanks, Steve.”
After getting acquainted on the General Hospital set, the actor and Sheree got married in 1999.
Steve was fired from his long-running soap opera role as Jason Morgan in November 2021. Steve was let go when he decided not to follow the production’s COVID-19 immunization policy.
A source exclusively revealed to PEOPLE in May that “his upset and rage over what he perceived to be his freedoms being at risk transformed their life.” His life became chaotic when he was forced to leave a show he liked.
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The informant claimed that Sheree had grown “unhappy” and was seeking “something more” prior to the separation.
The insider claimed that “their lives had been in the coasting stage for a long.” It’s not that unusual after a lengthy marriage, she said.