Ex-Baywatch star David Hasselhoff is divorcing his wife of 16 years, citing "irreconcilable differences".
David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bach were married for 16 years
The 53-year-old actor began proceedings to divorce Pamela Bach in Los Angeles. They have two daughters.
The couple have agreed to an amicable settlement, Hasselhoff's spokeswoman Judy Katz said.
As well as starring in US series Baywatch and Knight Rider, Hasselhoff is a successful singer in Germany, where he continues to tour.
Bach is herself an actress, having appeared in daytime soap The Young and the Restless and episodes of Baywatch.
She became Hasselhoff's second wife when they married in 1989.
In 2004 Hasselhoff was ordered to undergo an alcohol treatment programme after appearing in court on a charge of drink-driving.
Two years before he had admitted himself to the Betty Ford clinic for alcohol addiction, admitting he had reached "rock bottom".
He recently performed in the West End in the musical Chicago, playing the part of egotistical lawyer Billy Flynn.