According to Yahoo! Celebrity, Jeremy Renner admits that getting divorced was one of the most difficult things he has ever had to face. Rightfully so, since the Mission: Impossible 5’s divorce from Sonni Pacheco was highly contentious. The couple’s marriage only lasted 10 months, but they had a two-year old daughter, Ava, that was the center of their bitter custody battle.
“I haven’t slept more than four hours a night in the past week,” Renner said in Playboy‘s July/August issue. “My skin’s breaking out. I’ve got dark circles under my eyes. I’m dehydrated. I look like s–t. I felt pretty insecure walking into a photo shoot this morning, and I was running late because I had just gotten out of my fourth deposition for the divorce.”
He continued, “I see anything that takes me away from my daughter, whether it’s something good like making Mission: Impossible 5 or something bad like my divorce, as a distraction and an obstacle. Now, if anything takes me away and I don’t get to see her, I just won’t do it. I don’t care what you pay me. All my energy goes toward her and her well-being. We split the time with Ava equally now. When it’s Daddy and Ava time, that’s all I do.”
Pacheco’s attorney argued to the divorce court that Renner’s home was “unsafe” for Ava. The papers cited Renner’s ownership of firearms that were not stored properly as creating the dangerous condition.
“For me, it’s for home protection or sport shooting or target practice,” Renner said. “I’m not a hunter. I spent a lot of time training for movies, shooting, and getting comfortable with weapons. There’s no fear for me ever in a weapon now. I also have a few swords, but that’s because of what they mean to me; there’s a lot of history behind them. They’re all tucked away and hidden now that I have a baby.”
“This will be my daughter’s place in the future,” Renner said of the house. (He also has a vacation home in Lake Tahoe.) “I own it now, but Ava owns me. When she drew her first breath and with that palmar reflex grabbed my finger, the thought came to me, If all goes well, this same scenario will happen when I take my last breath.”
Renner openly states that being a father has changed him, but he still doesn’t care what people think about him. When questioned about the rumors that he is gay, it was clear Renner was tired of the topic.
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