It is being widely reported on celebrity news outlets that Tony Hawk filed for divorce from his wife Lhotse Merriam on February 4 in San Diego, California.
"We have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," Hawk and Merriam said in a joint statement February 7. "We remain deeply committed and loving parents to our daughter, and out of respect for that responsibility we ask that people honor our family's privacy during this important time of transition. Thank you for your understanding."
The couple has a two-year-old daughter, Kadence, and married on the Fijian island Tavarua in January 2006. It was the third marriage for Hawk, who was married to Cindy Dunbar from 1990 to 1994. Their son Riley, 18, is a street skater who rides for Lakai, Birdhouse, Quiksilver, and Theeve. Hawk was married to Erin Lee from 1996 to 2004, with whom he had sons Spencer, 11, and Keegan, 10.
Hawk is presently in Abu Dhabi, where he attended the Laureus World Sports Awards on February 7 and is scheduled to open the "Real Action Heroes" event this weekend, coinciding with the opening of the V8 Supercar Championship. Today he is scheduled to do a skateboard demo at Ferrari World, the largest indoor theme park in the world.