Celebrities and the super-rich can get into nasty divorce battles just like the rest of the world. And when children are involved, these battles can wage on and get rather ugly – as can any divorce proceeding. Some of the most famous celebrity divorce child battles in recent years, include:
1. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
A once lovely couple, these two megastars have 3 children. While little was discussed about their divorce, they seem to be back in the swing of love after being seen together on Valentine’s Day.
2. Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith
After 18 years of marriage, this lovely couple decided to call it quits. They both got a Picasso, and Banderas has to pay alimony of $65,000 while a prenup helped the two. And they also had a daughter, which stayed with Melanie.
3. Heidi Klum and Seal
A couple that had a rock-solid relationship that seemingly fell apart overnight. The couple had three children, and Seal even adopted Heidi’s daughter. Heidi got to keep all four kids, and she says “it’s very difficult being mom and dad.” Seal and Heidi still meet for the sake of the children and have been the perfect example of parents following a divorce.
4. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett
A dream couple, these two stars shockingly split in 2012 after 9 years of marriage. Amy has full custody of the children, while Will is often seen in photographs as he takes the kids for a stroll in New York. The couple had two boys together.
5. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
Young love does not always end up like a fairytale. Reese and Ryan were an adorable couple that split in 2007. The couple had two kids together, which Ryan filed for sole and joint custody of the children. Recent reports indicate that the former couple shares joint custody of their two children.
6. Courteney Cox and David Arquette
A couple that everyone was hoping would last a lifetime. These two stars have one daughter, named Coco, and were married for 10 years before splitting in 2012. David is a long-time partier and is known to abuse alcohol. Courtney has custody of their child.
7. Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs
A dynamite couple that looked to be truly in love. The couple share one child together and divorced after being married for ten years. The two do not need alimony, making the divorce simple, and they both agreed to have joint custody of their only child.
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