I just realized that Jeremy Renner has been MIA this awards season. He did a back-to-back twofer in 2010 and 2011 with Oscar nominations, and if he wanted to, I would guess that he could totally end up a presenter at the Oscars. Some people do that, especially if they’re not promoting anything – they’ll avoid all of the awards season hoopla except for the Oscars and the Oscar parties. It would be good to see Renner out and about on Oscar night. Update: crap, I totally forgot that Renner presented at the Globes! My bad.
Anyway, as we know, Renner’s wife of ten months filed for divorce in December. It seemed very sudden to most of us out here in the cheap seats, and of course there were TONS of conspiracy theories, especially since Sonni Pacheco listed “fraud” as one of the reasons for the divorce. A month ago, Sonni issued her first direct statement to a media outlet, when she told The Daily Mail was she was “fine” and that she hopes everything will be resolved quickly. Renner’s camp insists that Renner was somewhat blindsided by the divorce filing, even though they were having big problems. Renner’s camp insists that he will fight Sonni on custody of their daughter Ava and his biggest worry is that Sonni will take Ava to Canada. Now TMZ has more information about what could be a major custodial/divorce fight:
Sonni is asking for primary custody of their 22-month-old daughter Ava. What’s curious … since they split in December, we’ve learned they have shared 50/50 custody. In California there’s a presumption that a divorcing couple should share joint custody, which is what they’ve had.
In addition, she’s claiming his house is unsafe for the child. Sonni says the pool needs to be properly fenced. She also claims he has a gun collection and one of the weapons [is] out in the open, behind a bar. But we’re told when she lived in that house with their child the pool was protected and the guns were all locked up.
Sonni claims Jeremy’s loaded and she’s not — so she wants lots of child support. She says he made around $3.5 million in 2014 and has $13 million in assets. In the legal docs obtained by TMZ … Sonni says when she told Jeremy he’d have to pay child support he responded, “Get a j.o.b.” But our sources say he’s been paying child support since they split. She also wants $75K in attorney’s fees and another $25K in other legal expenses.
Sources connected with Jeremy grouse he’s given Sonni everything she’s asked for and this is just a ploy to make what should be a simple divorce very expensive.
I think having loaded weapons out in the open is a really big deal. I’m actually pro-gun and pro-gun control – I believe sane people should have access to most guns, but I think reasonable limits should be imposed, like no guns in school zones and if you have children in your home, your guns should be under lock and key. The pool thing seems like a pretty simple fix – Renner could just hire someone to childproof his property and get the whole thing knocked out in a day. As for the money and custody fight… eh. I’m surprised Renner is worth so little (in Hollywood terms). And yes, I kind of think he should just pay her to go away. That’s what she wants.
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