<p><span></span>Sometimes love just isn't enough.</p>
Though Laura Dern, 45, and Ben Harper, 42, decided to give their relationship another go, the pair have split again, Life & Style can reveal.
"They've called it quits for the second time," a friend of Laura's tells Life & Style. "They came to this conclusion last month. It was handled with the utmost respect and love; there were no crazy fights."
Ben, who married Laura in 2005 after dating her for five years, filed for divorce in October 2010. But this past February, the couple were spotted together at the Golden Globes and reconciled.
"When they got back together earlier this year, they were happy," the friend tells Life & Style. "There's a lot of love there, and they both really wanted it to work, but they just couldn't work out their differences. They couldn't meet in the middle."
The duo have two children together: son Ellery, 10, and daughter Jaya, 7. Ben also has a son and daughter with his first wife, Joanna, whom he divorced in 2001.
"Because of their kids, Laura wanted to handle this politely and with care," the friend adds. "But I know she's hurt because she really did love Ben a lot. It's a sad time for her. She's been leaning on friends for support. Both she and Ben are good people; there is no bad guy in this picture."
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