By Kate Ward
Updated September 21, 2011 at 04:25 PM EDT

Laurie Metcalf will soon be a single lady, People reports. After six years of marriage, the actress is divorcing her actor husband, Matt Roth. (Roth, who played Metcalf’s abusive boyfriend Fisher on Roseanne, filed papers Sept. 12 and cited irreconcilable differences.) The divorce was not entirely unexpected: The couple have been separated since 2008. Metcalf and Roth have three children: Will, 17; Donovan, 11, and Mae, 6.