After only ten months of marriage, actor Jeremy Renner is getting a divorce from his wife, Sonni Pacheco. At the beginning of December, Pacheco filed for divorce from the actor, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has a 21-month-old daughter together named Ava Berlin. In the papers filed, Entertainment Tonight says that Pacheco is requesting physical custody of the couple’s daughter as well as spousal support. She is also asking that Renner pay not only for any moving expenses that she incurs but that he also pay her rent after her move.
Although the couple has a prenuptial agreement in effect, Pacheco, a Canadian model, is asking the courts to disregard the agreement based on what she is calling fraud. While the model is claiming a fraud has been perpetrated, there is no word yet as to what that fraud may be. In the court papers that were apparently obtained by ET, she is saying that a number of her identifying documents have been stolen and she wants them back. Of those identification documents, the papers request the immediate return of Pacheco’s social security card and birth certificate as well as her passport.
While the couple was wed in January of 2014, the couple chose not to say anything about their marriage until an interview with Capitol File which was released in September. At the time of that particular interview, Renner said that not only had he been trying to protect his family’s privacy, but also his wife’s. He said that he did not want his life to adversely effect Pacheco. Talking about his marriage, Renner also gushed about his daughter. He said that his daughter was one of the best things he had ever done in his life. Now less than three months after news of their marriage broke, Renner and Pacheco are getting a divorce.
The couple first met on the set of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol back in 2010. Pacheco was a stand-in on the set, while Renner was one of the stars of the movie alongside Tom Cruise. Since their meeting, the couple started a family and Renner could be seen in a number of interviews talking about his daughter and how being away from her made him feel miserable. He has said that his daughter was the one that taught him exactly what love really is and also what it truly means to exist. Renner said that his entire perspective on life and work have changed since his daughter came into his life. Now, it is about working to provide for his family.
Renner is not the only Hollywood star getting divorced or announcing a break-up following the holidays. Recent break-up announcements have also included Chris Rock and his wife of 19 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis and her husband of 11 years, Todd Thompson. One thing that all the couples in question have in common is their requests for privacy for their families, especially in light of these recent events.
By Kimberley Spinney
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