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Rick Fox files for divorce from Vanessa Williams

Former Laker Rick Fox filed for divorce Tuesday from singer-actress Vanessa Williams, Fox's spokeswoman said.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Laker Rick Fox filed for divorce Tuesday from singer-actress Vanessa Williams, Fox's spokeswoman said. The two have been married for five years and have a 4-year-old daughter, Sasha, said Fox's spokeswoman Staci Wolfe. "They are both extremely devoted parents, so the most important thing to them right now is the welfare of their child," Wolfe said. "They are committed to working out what's best for her." Wolfe declined further comment. Fox, who played with the Lakers for seven years, was traded last week to the Boston Celtics. The 35-year-old may retire because of nagging injuries rather than play in Boston, according to Celtics director of basketball operations Danny Ainge. Fox has dabbled in acting, appearing in movies including Holes as well as TV series such as HBO's Oz and Lifetime's 1-800-Missing. A representative for Williams, 41, could not immediately be reached for comment. Her film credits include 2000's Shaft, 1997's Soul Food and this year's Johnson Family Vacation. She has also appeared in Broadway musicals including Into The Woods. Williams has three children from her first marriage, and Fox has a son from a previous relationship. The two had been separated.