Rebecca Gayheart has been warned that her divorce from Eric Dane faces a threat of dismissal.
Gayheart has received a third warning from the court urging her to submit a judgement or a request for dismissal or things cannot move forward.
Documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight told the 47-year-old actress: ‘If you fail to take the appropriate steps in your case, the court may dismiss your case for delay in prosecution.’
Pensive: Gayheart was spotted out-and-about in Los Angeles on June 11 wearing a leopard maxi dress. She has received a third warning from the court urging her to submit a judgement or a request for dismissal or things cannot move forward with her divorce from Eric Dane
Gayheart has also been asked to submit several disclosure forms and judgement documents in order to finalize her divorce.
The former couple – who have daughters Billie, nine, and seven-year-old Georgia together – announced in February 2018 they were to divorce but vowed to put their children first.
They said in a joint statement: ‘After 14 years together we have decided that ending our marriage is the best decision for our family.’
Tense times: Dane attended the premiere of HBO’s Euphoria during the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas on May 6. He said in a joint statement with ex-wife Gayheart: ‘After 14 years together we have decided that ending our marriage is the best decision for our family’
Mama’s girls: Gayheart attended an event in the Brentwood neighborhood of LA with daughters Georgia and Billie, whom she has with Dane
All in the family: The couple posed in happier times with their daughters Georgia and Billie at the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in the Brentwood neighborhood of LA back in 2017
‘We will continue our friendship and work as a team to co-parent our two beautiful girls as they are the most important thing in the world to us,’ the statement continued.
In her original divorce filing, the Scream 2 actress requested joint physical and legal custody of the girls, and also sought spousal support.
Gayheart recently admitted she was looking forward to being a good role model for her daughters by heading back to work.
Clasped: The now-exes embraced PDA at a 2016 NET-A-PORTER event in Los Angeles
She believes it shows them that women don’t need to ‘depend on a man.’
She said: ‘I think that as a female you need to be able too always take care of of yourself and never depend on a man. I’m going back to work and I think it’s partly because I want my daughters to see me work. I took some time off to have my kids.’
‘A lot of little girls watch [movies] and they start fantasizing about Prince Charming [saving them]. I think that’s a message that’s very old fashioned,’ she added.