Jermaine Jackson will be facing divorce courts in the next few months after his wife of 11 years has filed for a legal separation.

Halima Rashid and Jackson will be in the same boat as many couples seeking advice from divorce lawyers in Manchester at the moment, going through the motions of estrangement after several years together.

Ms Rashid cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ in her petition, as well as requesting spousal support. Despite the 46-year-old only filing for divorce last week, she put November 28th 2015 as the date the couple separated.

Speaking with People magazine, she said: “We have enjoyed many good times during our marriage of nearly 12 years, but we have reached a point where our lives would be better and more productive if we are not married.”

The couple tied the knot in 2004 after a chance meeting at a Starbucks café eight months earlier. Despite the whirlwind romance, they were married for over a decade.

However, this is not the first marriage failure for the 61-year-old singer, as he was previously betrothed to Hazel Gordy, followed by Alejandra Genevieve Oiaza.

He has four children with his first wife, three with his second spouse, and two sons with ex-partner Margarte Maldonado. One thing that will make the divorce proceedings simpler for the former Jacksons Five member is he does not have offspring with Ms Rashid.

While only the couple know the reasons behind their separation, there is a history of violence between the pair, as Ms Rashid was arrested after Jackson claimed his former wife bit his leg in an attack.

She was released on $50,000 (£37,891) bail, but the case was later dropped, as it was not clear who was the aggressor in the fight, which coincidentally occurred on the night Ms Rashid cited as the date of the marriage breakdown.

Domestic abuse is often a factor in divorce proceedings, and it can be sparked by all manner of things.

For instance, West Yorkshire Police recently revealed there had been a 33 per cent increase in 999 calls relating to domestic abuse and violence following a Euro 2016 game between England and Russia earlier this month, according to the Wakefield Express.