Neil Young files for divorce after 36 years of marriage

Neil Young

Neil Young has reportedly filed for divorce from Pegi Young.

The 68-year-old 'Heart of Gold' hitmaker filed a petition to dissolve his 36-year marriage to the 61-year-old singer, with whom he has son Ben and daughter Amber, in their hometown of San Mateo, California on July 29.

A preliminary hearing will take place on December 12, according to RollingStone.com.

A spokesperson for the former couple, who tied the knot in 1978 and first met when Pegi was a waitress at a diner near Neil's ranch, declined to comment.