News Segment


May 4, 2006

Man overboard.

Baywatch lovely Donna D’Errico filed for divorce Friday from her husband of nine years, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx.

D’Errico, 38, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, according to court documents.

She is seeking physical custody and joint legal custody of the couple’s five-year-old daughter, Frankie-Jean, and her 13-year-old son, Rhyan, from a previous relationship. If the court grants D’Errico’s petition as is, Sixx, 48, will get visitation rights with the kids and will be required to pay spousal support and his ex’s attorney fees.

This is not the first time the boat has been rocked. The couple separated briefly about five years ago due to Sixx’s long-term drug-related problems, but D’Errico reconsidered after he finished a stint in rehab.

The Shout at the Devil musician has reportedly been healthy for the better part of the last 15 years after toeing the line between life and death for much of the 1980s. Sixx was actually pronounced dead in 1987 after a heroin overdose, but paramedics revived him with two adrenaline shots to the heart. He and his fellow bandmates sought treatment together shortly after that incident.

Sixx married D’Errico one month after divorcing his first Playboy Playmate wife, Brandi Brandt. (D’Errico was Miss September in 1995.) He and Brandt had three kids together, Gunner, Decker and Storm.

After her days of fictional lifeguarding ended, D’Errico stayed in front of the camera with roles in Austin Powers in Goldmember and Comedy Central’s Reno 911!

Sixx’s relationship with his Crue mates has been nearly as rocky as his romantic life since the band formed in 1981, but the explosive quartet–Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Mick Mars–tend to prefer rocking out together, rather than apart.

They split in 1999 but reunited last year to release the double-disc greatest hits album Red, White & Crue, which went double platinum. They then hit the road for their “Carnival of Sins” tour. Though it sure wasn’t your parents’ county fair, Motley Crue’s twisted brand of carnival grossed about $33 million in 2005.

In January the band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Meanwhile, when things aren’t working out too well with the girls, girls, girls, a guy might need a little help from his friends. In this case, Sixx should have plenty of shoulders to cry on. Lee and Neil have each been divorced three times and Mars twice.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall when those guys start talking relationships…

We might get the next best thing, however. A film based on the 2001 book, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, is in the works, to be directed by Masked and Anonymous’ Larry Charles, according to the band’s Website.

And soon to join Tommyland on bookstore shelves is Sixx’s long-awaited book, The Heroin Diaries.

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