RODMANS TO DIVORCE

03/24/1999 at 12:00 AM EST

Eccentric basketball star Dennis Rodman and his "Baywatch" actress-wife Carmen Electra filed for divorce on Tuesday to end their six-month marriage, according to their publicist. He said the split was amicable. Rodman, 37, and Electra, 26, were married in Las Vegas on Nov. 14 after what was reported to be an all-night bender. Less than two weeks later, Rodman filed for an annulment, saying he was of unsound mind when he recited his vows. The two reconciled, and Electra (whose real name is Tara Patrick) was with Rodman when he announced in February that he would be joining the Los Angeles Lakers. During that news conference, Rodman said he and his wife were happily married but living in separate homes.

  • Ironically, Rodman and Electra dismissed reports of marital woes in the current issue of Newsweek. "Every day it's something about her or me, and it's hard on the marriage," said Rodman. Electra told Newsweek that tabloid reports linking her with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and suggesting that she caught Rodman in bed with two women were "all lies."

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