Big Boi’s wife files for divorce

Sherlita Patton and Antwon "Big Boi" Patton attend a film premiere in 2007.

Wife says marriage ‘broken’

The wife of Atlanta hip hop star Big Boi filed for divorce on Wednesday, according to court documents.

Antwon A. Patton, one half of the Grammy Award-winning duo OutKast, married Sherlita M. Patton in February 2002, and the two are currently separated, according to court documents.

The divorce complaint, filed in Fulton County Superior Court, claims that the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” and is seeking alimony, an equitable division of marital property and attorney’s fees.

Antwon and Sherlita Patton have two children — ages 18 and 12 — and Sherlita Patton is asking for sole custody of the younger child and corresponding child support, according to the filing.

Sherlita Patton’s attorney John Mayoue declined to comment when reached by phone Thursday.

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