Did Jeremy Renner marry his Canadian baby-mama so she could stay in the US?


Here are some photos of Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams from the Hollywood Film Awards on Monday night. Renner was there to help honor Amy Adams, it seems. Amy and Jeremy costar in David O. Russell’s upcoming American Hustle, and many think Amy could be a Best Actress contender for her role (but we’ll see, we’ll see). Anyway, I always like to see and talk about Jeremy, so these photos were enough excuse for me to write about him. But there’s something else…

Lainey at LaineyGossip says she got a tip that Jeremy might have MARRIED his baby-mama Sonni Pacheco at some point recently. Lainey wrote yesterday: “Last week I received an anonymous tip from someone who said that Jeremy Renner and Sonni Pacheco (their daughter Ava Berlin was born earlier this year) got married because of her US visa expiring or something. None of my other sources were able to confirm it…” That’s interesting.

The backstory (as many of you know): Jeremy quietly announced earlier this year that he and Sonni (a 22-year-old Canadian model) were expecting their first child together. Jeremy and Sonni were no longer really dating, although he did move her into his home/guest house when he learned of her pregnancy. Since she gave birth to a daughter (Ava Berlin) in March, I believe Sonni and the baby are still living in Jeremy’s home or in his guest house.

There’s not a lot of confirmed gossip about it, but the impression I get is that Jeremy sort of enjoys this unconventional relationship and he’s jazzed about being a dad. But would he take it the Green Card Marriage Level? He might. Jeremy is… unconventional. His approach to his image, his private life, how he conducts himself around women… he breaks the mold. I have no predictions or assumptions. A Green Card Marriage might have happened. It wouldn’t surprise me at all. It also wouldn’t surprise me to learn that Jeremy and Sonni could have rekindled their romantic relationship and that the marriage is for real, and not a residency issue. It’s anyone’s guess!

Also, he’s wearing a ring. Cough.




Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. T.fanty says:

    If she had his baby in the US and the father is a US citizen, she doesn’t need to marry him for her green card (I believe). He can sponsor her, and that doesn’t require a ring.

  2. Anna says:

    Innnnnteresting. That’s all the thoughts I have.

  3. DawnOfDagon says:

    Hi Amy. Hiding another gorgeous baby in there?

  4. Sabrina says:

    This wouldn’t surprise me.

  5. lenje says:

    I saw a picture of Jeremy, his baby mama, and the baby, and I kinda loved it. I think the girl is very pretty with lovely hair. And I always like Jeremy.

  6. kellyT says:

    I am beginning to agree with you, this guy does break the mold. Way back when he first hit the big time Lainey said he was crazy and would make for great gossip, I guess she was right. His long term press agent must be genuinely fond of him, because I would guess he is a bit of a handful. Personally I love the way he gives the media the finger.

  7. danielle says:

    He seems like an interesting guy.

  8. Dawn says:

    I like him and I like that he isn’t media crazy. But most of all I love that he is jazzed about being a dad! Good for him.

  9. TG says:

    Are we going to keep playing this game of whether or not he is romancing the mother of his child? He is gay and I don’t understand how no one else can see that. I think he had this child to further convince the world that he isn’t gay. Maybe he also wants a kid I don’t know but it does seem like he is at least doing right by both the mother and child.

    I know a lot about immigration as I married an immigrant and so did my niece. If he married her so she can stay in this country then they will apply to adjust her status, assuming she is still legal. They then get an interview and she will be given a temporary card for about 2 years and then they do the final interview before they give you the official permanent residence status. You have to prove that this isn’t fraud but not sure if you have to prove love. He is famous so he will have no problems getting her in. I do know the immigration system is very complicated but if she is here in the US legally and he married her then they have the easiest type of situation.

    • blue marie says:

      Can I ask why it bothers you that he pretends (if he is, I know very little about him)? Maybe he’s not comfortable coming out and if he’s not then he shouldn’t be forced out by anybody.

    • eliza says:

      Does it matter if he is gay or how he lives his own life? Not everyone has to shout from the rooftops their sexual preference or live their lives according to what we deem as normal.

      Gay or not he is hot. He isn’t some media whore soaking up the spotlight to further a mediocre career. He from all appearances is a decent man and a talented actor who goes about his business and isn’t trying to please the masses. How he deals with his personal business is not for us to judge.

    • kellyT says:

      My problem with the gay thing is that he came out and said it wasn’t true. Until he was nearly 40 he had a career that would have not been affected in the slightest by being out and this guy has a real ‘don’t give a damn’ attitude. There is some gossip and evidence of unconventional behaviour, but after 20 years that is it. If he was gay I honestly think he would have come out years ago, or at least refrained from comment, he certainly wouldn’t have denied it. I also cannot see anyway that he would have selected this woman as some sort of surrogate, even her nationality would have made her a very poor choice and a man in his position would have had plenty of choice. So that leaves the natural alternative and there is plenty of gossip that he enjoys that too.

    • Hubbahun says:

      Do you know him personally, TG? Unless you do, I think your comments are out of line.

      • AlphaFlyer says:

        Couldn’t agree more.

        Also concur with kellyT — he’s a straight (in the ordinary sense) shooter who doesn’t bullshit for the sake of his career. For one thing, he doesn’t need to. He’s supremely talented — I predict an Academy Award in the next couple of years, for American Hustle or Kill the Messenger — and he makes a mint outside of acting, in real estate. He really doesn’t need to care about people’s views on his sexuality. So I’m happy to take him by his word. It seems good in every other context.

  10. Beth says:

    His “model” girlfriend is a former paid escort with a past of being a topless blackjack dealer and possible prostitution. Her ex boufriend is a known drug dealer who has been saying he has a lot of dirt. There are pics and stories of her on the net to confirm this stuff. This stuff is going to come out eventually.

    • sammy says:

      So! If he doesn’t care why should you? Do you really want to give oxygen to some sleazy ex with a story to sell? People like that are the worst kind of scum.

    • Lexy says:

      @Beth are you serious? she behaved in a very humble and discrete way after the baby was born, she can redeem herself and he can have a good girl by his side and grow their baby together. She might have a past many in Holywood have, now she has a man by her side that is doing all the best to keep things working for their baby’s sake. I think that being cruel with her is the real shame. I wish them all the best, whatever their situation is.

      • Ann Romney says:

        your retrograde description of the ‘tainted woman made clean by man’ even made me throw up a bit in my mouth

      • Lexy says:

        I don’t consider her tainted, others do it, read above. She is young and with a baby, luckily there is a man that decided to take his responsabilities, does this sound retrogade? Maybe. He is doing his part as he can. She might grow and change, does this sound like an old fashioned cliche’ ? Maybe. She must not be ashamed by her past, everybody deserves a second chance. Now she has the opportunity to have a different life, it’s up to her to make her best. l give her credit and from what I read Mr Renner is doing the same.

      • Paula says:

        I agree with Ms Romney that your comment is overly sentimental and someone marrying you doesn’t purge you of your sins. But, I absolutely believe we all deserve a second chance and becoming a parent changes most of us. Nither of them are angels, but they have had 7 months of co-parenting to think this through and if they are happy to tie the knot, then good for them.

      • Tyler says:

        That is true. If she were a publicity hungry mama, she’d be all over the press and would force herself to be in the limelight. In the out and about photos of her with him she seems more uncomfortable than anything else by the attention. He’s ultra private and probably has some influence on that. As for the money gain or Visa card thing, her intentions on that are debatable. Obviously she agreed to being put up in his home which is a clue that she wants to be taken care of. An Independent woman would’ve said no.

  11. Leah says:

    So on Monday he showed up at an event with a ring on his wedding ring finger and on Tuesday Lainey suddenly has a tip about him getting married? : /

  12. eliza says:

    As for the “ring” Renner has long wore rings on every finger he can put one on. He is a tacky jewelry ho. Dude wears more necklaces, rings and bracelets than my 12yr old cousin.

    As for this “Sonni” creature. Gold digging done right.

    As for the “marriage”. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT!!!!! :Cries in corner:

  13. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    ” It also wouldn’t surprise me to learn that Jeremy and Sonni could have rekindled their romantic relationship and that the marriage is for real, and not a residency issue.”

    I’m not going to cast any shade on Jeremy Renner today other than to say this: there’s a river in Egypt called ‘Denial.’

  14. eliza says:

    P.S- He and Adams would make a lovely couple if circumstances were different.

  15. Kiki says:

    If there was a marriage, all they would need to continue to keep it secret would be for him to not wear a ring. It’s not like he HAS to. So I say it’s likely just a ring he likes. If they did get married, then he obviously does not want it top secret with the obvious ring wearing.

  16. Luna says:

    I love this guy! Jeremy, marry me! I can pay for my own visa!

  17. Aria says:

    I don’t find him attractive or anything but he seems such a nice guy.

  18. Make It Stop says:

    i am done with this parade of tacky. months and months of tabloid gossip about gold diggers and hook ups planted by his people no doubt: all the while these two clowns have been having a giggle in bed over tormented fans speculating and rationalizing. if he was such a stand up guy he could have stopped it from ever hitting the fan. duplicitousness threat level three. dissapointing for an alleged a list actor.

    • Paula says:

      How could he have stopped all the speculation? We don’t really know how the pregnancy news leaked, we do know someone was passing on malicious information about room mates etc. What if they were making it up as they went and it has taken all this time to come to decision about their future? Would you want to give a running commentary of your thought processes to the media as you try and make the most important decisions of your life? Would anyone have believed him anyway? He might be infuriating, but I think he has done the right thing.

      • Make It Stop says:

        i am speaking about celebrity stagecraft to gin up tongue wagging. can be done through several technics: gossip planting is common. renner is just as part of the industry machine.

        For the record i think he was always with this “model” : long and strong in secret while he deployed the smoke screen of mr. alone to build up fan base. the “model” bid her time in the shadows and used a cleaver little technique to shore up a permanent arrangement. IMHO

    • AlphaFlyer says:

      Good lord. First you speculate, then you get indignant about your own speculations, and finally blame Renner for your disappointment. In logic, they call that kind of statement “torching a straw man”. Try facts sometimes; they’re those boring things that require evidence.

  19. Kim1 says:

    Keeping living your life ,on your terms Renner

  20. Huh? says:

    I cant say i am all up on what is going on with this but i am not sure I understand why its so hush hush? What is the big deal, really? Is she hiding from the mob?

    Seems a bit unnecessary to maintain these charades.

  21. girlindisguise says:

    There’s a blind item on CDAN about an actor who got recently engaged to his boyfriend and has a baby mama. Guess who?

  22. flower19720 says:

    He got married, good for him…

  23. Tyler says:

    This story has the wrong woman on his arm in the photos. At least get that part right. He’s NOT with Amy Adams.

  24. Lovely Bones says:

    If anyone really cares, why don’t you go to the courthouse and check records?

  25. uh no says:

    She is a complete famewhore. I don’t think she looks uncomfortable at all in the out and about p uh vs! She is clearly holding ava up deliberately so that the paps get her holding jr’s baby! This is a visa marriage..I see no love and affection between them at all. She is an aspiring “model and actress’ of course she is looking for fame! Just because she isn’t all over the press doesn’t mean she isn’t looking for fame! Talk to her ex…its all shes ever wanted!

  26. Louisa says:

    I just had a look at his IMDB board where all the fangirls hangout that hate his gf and are soooo disappointed in him. I get the impression that one or more of them sent the email about him marrying to get her the visa, they have been ranting about it for some time and they seem to consider stay at home mums to be the ultimate plague on society. It seems Lainey checked it out and dismissed it, so I am guessing the appearance of a wedding ring was just a timely coincidence. This whole thing is such fun, I hope he never speaks to the press about, it really draws out the weirdos.

  27. what says:

    Lainey dismissed what? She wasn’t even sure what was going on..just that she got an anonymous tip that he married.

  28. Jules says:

    Well the ring was off in the pictures posted of Jeremy putting fuel into his porsche just a few days ago. Only he and Sonni and his family and his very close circle of friends know the truth about it all.

  29. so not a fan girl says:

    @louisa – grow up and get your facts straight when commenting about posters on another site. IMDb participants (not fangirls) are commenting against Sonni Pacheco NOT because of stay @ home mum syndrome BUT they ARE disgusted @ Sonni Pacheco’s very “shady” visibly available past – 2010 Playboy Golf + P+L events (see video and picts online); bossbabe employment; entertainer in a unikini @ a stag party ; etc etc etc. ALL available for public viewing. That is what is being voiced on many sites. Renner had/has a choice to make better choices in life. If Renner chooses this obvious fame*wh*re (who got pregnant once he decided to end the association with this casual hook-up “working girl”) then Renner should NOT expect the fans to be willing to financially support Sonni. Pacheco just because she decided she was going to hers by using a celeb. Sorry. Sonni Pacheco can go find herself a job like the rest of us OR Renner can sell some mire houses to upkeep his playboy baby-mama.