Sonni Pacheco suddenly wants sole custody of her daughter with Jeremy Renner

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Sonni Pacheco filed for divorce from Jeremy Renner in early 2015. That entire year was full of stories about their divorce mess and drama over custody of their daughter Ava Berlin. They lodged a lot of accusations at each other through court filings and it truly seemed like one of the nastier divorces we’d seen at the time. At the end of the day, they reached a joint custody arrangement, and Renner is paying Sonni about $13K a month in child support and alimony. Since then, there have still been fights, like when Renner put up a fight about paying for the nursery school Sonni wanted for Ava. Well, all of this is about to get massively messy again.

A bump in the road. Jeremy Renner’s ex-wife, Sonni Pacheco, is seeking sole custody of their daughter, Ava Berlin Renner, Us Weekly confirms. Court documents obtained by Us show that Pacheco, 28, filed her request with the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, on Tuesday, September 10. She is asking for sole legal and physical custody of their 6-year-old daughter. The Canadian actress is also requesting monitored visitation when the Avengers: Endgame actor is with the child.

Pacheco is set to submit documentation backing up her request to change the custody arrangement and a court hearing is scheduled for November 7. Renner, 48, secretly wed Pacheco in September 2014. Their nuptials came after they welcomed their daughter in 2013. Pacheco filed for divorce after 10 months of marriage in January 2015, citing irreconcilable differences.

[From Us Weekly]

This seems… sudden. Have we heard anything about their custody situation recently? I don’t think so. It came out of nowhere in a gossip sense, just because I think a lot of people probably forgot about the 2015 shenanigans. But once you remember all of that sh-t, Sonni suddenly filing for sole custody sort of makes sense. I wonder if something BIG happened and I wonder if there’s a lot more to come.

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  1. Nicegirl says:

    He’s scary.

    • Lilian says:

      Why? Has he done something scary?

    • whatWHAT? says:

      while I do think he’s a good actor, I kinda feel the same.

      like, you’d be hanging out, he’d be coasting along, even keeled and then suddenly he’d SNAP! and go ballistic with anger. never seen that, never heard that about him…but he gives off that vibe to me.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      He has always struck me as scary, too—but I tend to feel scared of the vibe certain men give off because of my former spouse, who was violent. I have to remind myself that maybe this vibe I get from Renner is more about me and my past than about him, but nonetheless he gives me the willies.

      • Aven Sharp says:

        These past two years of politics and #metoo have taught me to trust my gut. There’s a good reason we have intuition, it’s kept us alive for thousands of years.

  2. Lisa says:

    Told you he’s a misogynist piece of SHIT…

  3. TheOriginalMia says:

    The last thing Sonni protested was guns in the home. Jeremy countered by saying she relied on the nanny to raise Ava. I wonder what has happened since then. Who knows. I think she wants more money.

    • Rapunzel says:

      If he has guns, I wonder if Ava found one and started playing with it? Or maybe Sonni is mad he’s teaching Ava to shoot?

    • Yvette says:

      @TheOriginalMia … I thought the last thing Sonni protested was Jeremy’s ‘business partner’ being in the house.

  4. H says:

    I hate to say it but I think this is a play for for money on her part. While I think Renner is a turd, he seems devoted to his kid. We shall see…

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      I hate to say it as well but I’m inclined to agree. Not so much about the money though as perhaps using custody as a retaliatory tactic – along with money.

  5. Rocķy says:

    She is mad he pulled his ap

  6. DS9 says:

    They both seem like massive assholes.

    I’m guessing he responds shittily to the most basic requests so she chooses to ball all the way out to force him close to her compromise point.

    I hope they have money set aside for therapy.

  7. Amelia says:

    She’s only 28?? I did not realize she was only 22 when they got together.

    • Jellybean says:

      She wasn’t, She was 25 when she had the baby. They never got her age right.

      • Kebbie says:

        Why do you say that? Everything I’ve read pegged her as 22 at the time.

      • Jellybean says:

        At the time the press announced she was 22 I searched around until I found a pre -Renner article that mentioned her age. There was only one and it did say she was 22, but if you looked carefully it was several years old. The mailon line then kept her age at 22 for about another 3 years, but most just kept referring back the the original mistake to work out her current age. The only place I have seen her proper age is through her own social media and when she is has been involved in the LA art scene, basically when she has been the direct source of the information.

      • Yvette says:

        @Jellybean … do you think she got pregnant as soon as they got together? I just Goggled ‘When did Jeremy Renner and Sonni Pacheco start dating?” and got back that “They dated for 1 year after getting together in Oct 2011. After a 1 year engagement they married on 13th Jan 2014. 1 year later they separated in Dec 2014 and divorced on 28th Dec 2015. They had a daughter named Ava Berlin age 6.”

        Sonni Pacheco was born on March 23, 1988. That means that she was 23 -years-old when she got together with Renner in 2011. He is now 48 and she is now 31. Renner is 17 years older than Sonni, which, as @Kebbie suggests, is a big age difference.

  8. Jules says:

    Oh darn, I saw Jeremy Renner and I was hoping there would be another important update on his app.

  9. Grant says:

    Lord, he is not an attractive man.

  10. minx says:

    Weird situation all the way around with these two.

    • charbon says:

      I tire of closet rumours, but I’ve been hearing them about him for a decade, and from people who work on sets, not just on gossip sites.

      • Mira B says:

        My parents best friends live next door to him and his “bff/roommate”. He’s not out but pretty sure he’s gay. I like him as an actor, esp Wind River.

  11. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Im not a Renner fan but he seems to really adore his daughter. Courts are rarely inclined to give one parent sole legal and physical custody these days. So Pacheco better have a damn good reason to ask for it. Otherwise she is wasting her time.

    • Grant says:

      THIS! Especially when she’s also asking for supervised visits.

    • Astrid says:

      my thoughts as well. Where I live, you’d better have awesome receipts to be granted sole custody. My ex husband was a full blown alcoholic and beat our kids, and we still had to share custody. Of course he didn’t get much in visitation rights. I basically got sole custody but it was technically/legally shared custody.

    • Lightpurple says:

      His Instagram is full of pictures of Ava, her face always hidden so her privacy is protected. Looks like he took her camping last week with other family members.

  12. Veronica S. says:

    Unless there’s abuse or neglect/instability, there’s no reason for a move that dramatic. I really hope for that kid’s sake she isn’t getting tossed around as a money grab.

    • VintageS says:

      Seems like she could afford a particular preschool on $13,000 if it’s such a big issue. Reminds me of a friend of mine who was furious her ex wouldn’t pay for their daughter’s horseback riding lessons, and that he wouldn’t sit with her at recitals to show a solid front to their daughter. Attempts at logic went nowhere.

  13. lucy2 says:

    Sole custody and supervised visits implies something big happened.
    I hope the kid is safe and happy, and it all gets resolved.

    • DS9 says:

      Not in this case. It’s her default filing.

      I’d find it easy to believe he is a douche. He has wife beater face. But she hasn’t produced receipts. This isn’t customer Charlie Sheen vs Denise Richardson

      • lucy2 says:

        Oh, then that’s not good on her part.
        That kind of thing is serious and only should be used when a kid at risk.

      • Jellybean says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised if she has decided she wants to move away from LA and can only take Ava away if she has sole legal custody. Maybe she is in a new relationship? I suspect it is going to be about his rather wild social life, but she will have to show it impacts on the kid. It seems to me that he does party/work week then daddy week and during daddy week he goes out of his way to surround his only child with close friends and family. If the judge strips his custody the child would lose not just her dad, but grandparents, many aunts and uncles and a number of young relatives with whom she has effectively been raised as siblings.It is a horrible thought. I think she will also accuse him of being emotionally abusive, but he is going to have so many witnesses about his parenting that unless she has something incredibly damning, with clear evidence, then this just end up like all the other outings to court – public humiliation, but no changes.

      • Yvette says:

        @DS9 … Well, this whole article is about her presenting ‘receipts’ before a Judge on November 7, 2019. I don’t expect to see any receipts before the Judge sees them.

  14. Lisa says:

    Unless something really dramatic and terrible happened while Ava was in his custody I think she is wasting her time.

  15. Lightpurple says:

    She tried for sole custody initially and she tried for sole custody at the time of the school dispute. The guy clearly adores the kid if his Instagram is any indication. I hope nothing has happened to her.

    And who got custody of the Cheeze-it’s and Triscuits? I miss Kiddo and Mimif.

  16. smcollins says:

    This is going to get ugly. If there’s one thing you don’t play games with it’s his daughter. Yikes.

  17. Kebbie says:

    I just read through some of the old drama and that Kristoffer Winter guy’s involvement is so bizarre. He’s supposedly a childhood friend and business partner of Jeremy’s, but he was in the delivery room when she gave birth? Then he says after she got pregnant “she moved into our home.” I finally get why there were gay rumors.

    • Jellybean says:

      It is a weird set up, but you have to consider a few things, Renner is the oldest of 7 and he was a birthing coach for his mother in high school and his sister in college, In that family it seems that they all turn up for births, it doesn’t mean they are all down the business end. In some ways this Kristoffer guy seems even closer to his mum and sisters than Renner, so for some reason he really is part of the family and I guess than includes the births. As for the “our home”, well it was their home. They bought, lived in and renovated something like 20 houses together before Renner made it as an actor. They were living in one of the houses, but designing and building a real home for Renner when the baby came along. Renner moved into his own finished home just before the divorce and since then loads of family members have spent time living with him and Ava, including his sister and her husband who have young children too. I really don’t know where Kristoffer lives now, but it at some point he seems to have built his own house and Renner’s niece was staying with him. It isn’t very conventional but they seem to a be a big happy family who do lots of stuff together.

      • tcbc says:

        That makes Kristoffer Winter sound more like Renner’s husband, not less.

      • jjva says:

        lol @ “down the business end”

      • Jellybean says:

        Except that the mother doesn’t seem to see her son-in-laws and daughter-in-laws as though they were her children, only Winters – the ‘adopted’ son. Plus Renner is a bit of a slut, if he has a spouse I don’t think they would be too pleased with that.

  18. Cassandra says:

    I think all the celeb gossip has put me out of touch with reality. I read 13k a month and thought…”That’s not that much “ 🙄

  19. Elena says:

    I don’t know if it is related, but in Twitter people have posted that Jeremy´s current nanny is a porn model, that sells her nude photos in nude sites. Also, there are pics of his dick, that he sends to women, apparently he has ¨met¨by the dead app…and also that he throws these pool parties..while he has his daughter with him and the girls mingles with the women she has never met and that later one of those women, shows up at breakfast attending the little girl…

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      Mmmmm, delicious! If she has proof of this, she might get her wish.

      On another note: EW. I don’t understand what anyone finds attractive about him. He seems like such a d-bag.

    • Jellybean says:

      I would take that too seriously. The woman pushing that investigates every woman he comes into contact with and slut shames them on social media. The ‘nanny’ appears to look after Renner’s dogs, helps when they have big gatherings and is friendly with his niece; they are a bunch of new age vegan hippies. She seems very young in the photos, but someone has created a website saying she is a nanny and porn star and has linked the name she used back then with her real name. It is rather cruel. She seems to have settled down with a yoga guru.

      • Kebbie says:

        How does he have such obsessive fans? Lol to go to such extremes and create false narratives about his employees is insane. How is he, of all people, inspiring that kind of crazy?! Like, I’d get it for Chris Evans, but Jeremy Renner??

      • Elena says:

        I have seen them, and yes the woman used to be a porn model…I suppose when she just got to LA and had to earn money and wanted to make it as a model…my guess it was easy to fall into that. That is not the problem, the problem is why him, with all his resources, will hire a person like that to even work at this house, AND take care of his daughter (because she does and there are photos of her and Ava in trips to Tahoe, at Christmas, etc). But I also suppose that that wouldn’t be enough to take custody of a child, there most be something else to go along and fight it again on court. If Sonni has the same lawyer she had when she got divorced, it is the same lawyer Kevin Federline uses and he just got 70% of the custody of his kids with Britney Spears…obvioulsy Renner is not Britney, but, the point is, the lawyer is not a schmuck that is on his first rodeo in this type of things.

    • Amelie says:

      Well that’s certainly a turn of events here if any of that is true! I’ve been wondering what would cause Sonni to file for sole custody and honestly my mind has been going to the worst places, like Renner physically/verbally abusing his daughter or… this is dark I know but he or other family members or anyone in his entourage molesting her. She has never talked to the press that I know of (Renner maybe threatened her!) so without any context for these filings I just hope little Ava is okay.

      But I hope it is none of the above (including my own dark thoughts), that the nanny isn’t selling nude photos online or that Renner isn’t hosting pool parties with random women he met off his app while also hosting his daughter. I really hope she drops some kind of receipts at some point. She might not want to for the sake of her daughter and I get that but the whole story just reads as so fishy and bizarre. I just hope Ava and Jeremy have a normal father-daughter relationship and that none of it is true.

      • Jellybean says:

        Nothing she has accused him of the past seemed to hold water and a lot f them have been flashy headline grabbers which people found shocking. For example she said he was putting the child’s life at risk by refusing to put a fence around his pool, but if you look at photos of his house you will see that a fence would not have been possible. The judge was clearly happy with the safety features he had put in place and no changes were made. She accused him of being a deadbeat dad who was $50K behind on child support and had refused to pay his share of nursery fees. In that case the judge ordered him to give her an additional $16K, but since since he had already given her close to $300K that year, based on his earnings, it looks more like an accounting disagreement than the neglect or manipulation she implied in her complaint. Finally, she has a habit of going to court just before Renner has films due out. Her last attempt for full custody settled days before Age of Ultron press tour started and, although she seemed to get nothing she was demanding, he was a right mess throughout the tour. This current case will again reach court days before or during a press tour, even though he has cut down on acting work and such events are rare for him. Stripping someone of custody after 6 years is pretty extreme so I am certain that she will be making some shocking accusations, just don’t assume they are valid.

  20. Marianne says:

    So is he an abuser, a drunk or both?

  21. Tw says:

    I always got beard and contract-relationship -gone-wrong vibes from these two.

  22. Adrien says:

    Maybe Sonny wants a piece of pie of his Amazon store. He’s a camping lifestyle guru.

  23. SJR says:

    I have never seen him as a good actor or as attractive man. He is one of those people who makes me think “Who is he related to that he got to this level of success?”