Ben Harper Is Married!

Ben Harper started the New Year with a new bride.

The singer, 45, married social advocate Jaclyn Matfus this past New Year’s Day, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The duo were spotted together at the Grammy Awards in early February.

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Laura Dern and Ben Harper Divorcing

Musician Ben Harper filed for divorce from actress Laura Dern after five years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking joint custody of their two children, PEOPLE confirms.

The papers, filed Friday, claim the pair separated in January, TMZ reports.

Dern, 43, and Harper, 40, were married in 2005 in Los Angeles. They have a 9-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter.
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Laura Dern takes kids Halloween costume shopping

Actress Laura Dern, 40, takes her children Ellery Walker, 6, and Jaya, 2 1/2, to buy Halloween costumes on Saturday. Also with them is Ben Harper’s daughter Harris, from his first marriage.

Ben Harper and Laura Dern in Paris with kids

Rocker Ben Harper, 37, and actress wife Laura Dern, 40, return to the Ritz hotel in Paris with their children C.J. (from Ben’s first marriage), Ellery Walker, 5 1/2, and a sleeping Jaya, 2 1/2. Ben also has another daughter, Harris, who is not pictured.

Laura Dern and Ben Harper take their children to Disneyland

Laura Dern and her husband Ben Harper took their children to Disneyland in CA last week. Laura and Ben have two children, Ellery, 5 1/2, and Jaya, 2. Ben also has two other children from a previous marriage - daughter, Harris, who was with them, and a son, Charles James.

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Actress Laura Dern Marries Ben Harper

Actress Laura Dern and her longtime partner, musician Ben Harper, married Friday in a small private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles, a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE.

Dern, 38, and Harper, 36, have two children together, a 4-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter.

The couple met at one of his concerts in the fall of 2000 while he was separated from his wife of four years, Joanna. (They divorced in 2001.) His children with Joanna – son Charles and daughter Harris – visit him often.

Laura Dern, Ben Harper Welcome Baby Girl

Actress Laura Dern and her longtime partner, musician, Ben Harper, are the proud parents of a baby girl, the star’s rep tells PEOPLE.

Dern, 37, gave birth to the 6 lb. 2 oz. girl on Sunday in Los Angeles, her rep Cara Tripicchio says. The child’s name is not being released.

According to Tripicchio, the whole family is doing “great.”

“Both mom and baby are wonderful and healthy,” she says.

Laura Dern Expecting Her Second Child

Laura Dern and musician Ben Harper are expecting their second child by year’s end, her publicist tells PEOPLE.

Harper and Dern – who are already the parents of Ellery Walker Harper, who turns 3 in August – just returned from Europe, where she joined Harper and his band, the Innocent Criminals, for his tour from the U.K. to Spain. Dern’s next appearance on the big screen will be with We Don’t Live Here Anymore, costarring Mark Ruffalo and Naomi Watts, opening Aug. 13.