The petition was filed in King County, Washington on Monday, 18 months after Scott, a billionaire philanthropist and her science teacher hubby, announced their marriage.
The filing requests that the couple’s property be divided according to a separation contract, the details of which were not included in the petition.
Jewett and his lawyer also signed the filing, which was first reported by the New York Times.
The couple’s marriage was made public in March 2021 when Jewett, then a science teacher at Seattle’s Lakeside School, where Scott’s children have attended classes, posted a letter to Scott’s profile on the ‘Giving Pledge’.
In the letter, Jewett wrote that he had been a teacher for most of his life and learned from “the generosity of those around me.”
“And now, in a stroke of happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know; and joining her in a commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others,” he wrote.
In 2019, Scott and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ended their 25-year marriage, with Scott being awarded about 4 percent of Amazon, a cut worth roughly $36 billion at the time.
Scott shares four children with Bezos, 58. The two were married for 25 years before they announced their split in 2019. She is also one of the wealthiest women in the world and is ranked No.39 on the Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index, with a net worth of $28.9 billion as of Wednesday afternoon.