Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has taken exception to a TMZ report on his divorce from his wife of 25 years, Julie. The gossip site claims that he's trying to prevent her from getting spousal support, so he's taken to his Facebook page to set the record straight.
Campbell writes, "It's been reported that I'm filing for divorce and seeking joint child custody. That much is true. However, it was also erroneously reported that I'm seeking to deny spousal support when in fact, that couldn't be further from the truth. Those who know me will attest that I'm going out of my way to be as generous and accommodating as possible to my ex. However, the damage is done; my character and name are sullied because TMZ chose to publish without checking the facts... Personally, I wouldn't drink water from the gutter. Nor would I get my 'news' from the gutter press."
Campbell is dating a former Def Leppard crew member, Caitlin Phaneuf, who's on the road with Steel Panther.