ATL Falcons Owner Arthur Blank -- My Wife Is FINALLY Divorcing Me
5 minutes ago by TMZ Staff
He definitely saw this coming ... but now Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has been hit with divorce papers from his estranged wife ... TMZ has learned.
Blank -- the BILLIONAIRE who co-founded Home Depot -- had previously announced he and Stephanie Blank separated in 2011 ... after 16 years of marriage.
Now, Stephanie -- the mother of Arthur's three children -- has pulled the trigger ... filing divorce docs in Fulton County, GA.
According to the papers, Stephanie claims the union has been "irretrievably broken" ... but the good news -- the two have already hammered out a settlement that covers money, custody and property.
The terms of the settlement are confidential -- but with Art reportedly worth $1.3 BILLION ... Stephanie stands to get some serious green.
As for the couple's three minor kids ... Stephanie says she and Art have put together a "comprehensive Parenting Plan" ... but in the words of Arthur Blank "..this is simply part of the 'process'. Stephanie and I realize the need to become more 'explosive' in our marriage, but sometimes even the best laids plans can go awry. I wish her great luck in the future as I await the arrival of my new life partner, from Jacksonville!"