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Carl Payne, known for his role as sidekick Walter “Cockroach” Brown to The Cosby Show’s Theo Huxtable, is going solo after 20 years marriage, according to TMZ.

Carl’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Melika Payne, filed divorce papers last month citing “irreconcilable differences” in L.A. County Superior court. Melika is seeking sole physical custody and joint legal custody of the couple’s only son. She also wants spousal support from the South Carolina actor/producer.

Melika and Carl got married back in 1992, the same year Carl came back to TV as the lovable moron Cole Brown on the hit FOX TV sitcom, Martin. Since Martin’s end in 1997, Carl has appeared on TV, and has also done stage acting. He came back to TV with recurring roles on shows like The Game and For Richer or Poorer, and he will soon star in the new show One Love alongside TV veterans Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha) and Mark Curry (Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper).

The couple have been separated since 2012. Sigh. Looks like Hollywood marriages can’t stand the test of time these days!

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Source: TMZ