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Daniel Baldwin Seeks Divorce after Wife’s Death Threats

One of the four Baldwin brothers (the others are William, Stephan and Alec), Daniel is leaving his wife amidst erratic behavior and threats of violence. Daniel is the second oldest of the four and has starred in the NBC series “Homicide: Life on the Street.” He married a former British model Joanne Smith-Baldwin in 2007 and has two daughters with Joanne.

Celebrities divorcing may not be anything new, but it is rarer to see celebrity divorces involve restraining orders. Daniel sought and received a restrained order against Joanna in this case for her numerous threats of violence against the actor. A day after the divorce filing, police arrested Joanna for drunk driving. She was already on probation for a previous drunk driving offense, so the new violation resulted in her being sent to jail for about a week until her court hearing.

Daniel described the violence and death threats as “too numerous to list.” He wrote in the request for the restraining order that they all occurred in front of the couple’s children. In one particular instance, Daniel said he and his wife were watching a documentary about women who killed their husbands when she said to him, “Now I know how to do it…You have been warned. Move out of this house or I am going to kill you.”

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