He began dating actress Pauley Perrette in 1998, and they were married on October 20th 2000. Perrette and Shivers separated in 2004 and obtained a divorce in 2006. She has renewed a restraining order against him ever since.
He was declared a vexatious litigant in California by the Los Angeles Superior Court in June 2008.
Perrette was married for three years to actor and musician Coyote Shivers. She has been granted restraining orders against him since leaving him.