Biggest Celebrity Custody Cases
Troubled actor Charlie Sheen faced off in court with his ex, Brooke Mueller, in April. The judge awarded primary custody of their twin boys, Bob and Max, to Mueller. That same month, she entered a treatment center for the second time
This rock couple looks to head into battle over their 2-year-old son. Their divorce filings detail their custody desires
The troubled rocker and actress’ constant battle with drug and alcohol addiction caused her to lose custody of her 17-year-old daughter, Frances Bean, in 2009
Country singer Sara Evans filed for divorce from her husband, Craig Schelske, four years ago; however, their custody battle continues with nasty allegations of drugs and alcohol from both sides
The happy family was shaken up in 2009 with their divorce. Kate Gosselin was granted custody but Jondragged her into court, alleging neglect of their children while she appeared on a reality show
Outspoken veteran actor/director Mel Gibson was taken to court by his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, over custody of their daughter, Lucia, and the battle rages on. Alleged abuse, taped rants, and restraining orders have made this case an all-out war
When pop princess Britney Spears and Kevin Federline split in 2006, it set off a two-year battle for custody of their two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James
Former supermodel Christie Brinkley may have been a woman scorned by her ex-husband, architect Peter Cook, when they went to court for an ugly battle over their two children, Sailor and Jack, in 2006. They settled out of court for a big sum.
After model/actress Anna Nicole Smith’s untimely death, her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, and former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, went to court over the custody of her daughter, Dannielynn. Both claimed to be the father and a paternity test was needed to solve the dispute.
Former “Beatle” Paul McCartney and former model Heather Mills battled for two years in their divorce proceedings and fought over custody of their daughter, Beatrice.
Hollywood power couple Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger battled for years over custody of their daughter, Ireland. However, a leaked voicemail from an irate Baldwin turned up the heat on the case.
Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, spilt amicably, but when it came to custody of their daughter, Nahla, allegations started flying in January
Noted director Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow went to battle in 1993 over their two adopted children and one biological child after reports that Allen was having an affair with Farrow’s adopted child.