Jaime King and soon-to-be-ex-husband Kyle Newman continue their custody feud as Newman files for sole physical custody of their children, Leo James, 5, and James Knight, 7. Claiming that he has been the children’s primary caretaker since birth and King failed alcohol testing in June, Newman hopes to allow King only supervised visitation on alternating weekends and one night a week.
Representatives for King have argued that Newman’s request paints King in a falsely negative light, and that the documents which Newman submitted had selectively redacted information to perpetrate this image.
“Jaime’s utmost priority has been the well-being of her children and she will continue to pursue this privately for their sake,” King’s rep told People. “She wishes Kyle only the best on set in Ontario where he is currently filming as well as successful sales of his newly released Dungeons and Dragons cookbook. She looks forward to harmonious co-parenting of the boys when everyone is back home in Los Angeles. Jaime currently has the children with her while she is filming a movie in Puerto Rico after wrapping the second season of her television series.”
In October, Newman left for Toronto, where he is directing a feature film, and wanted to travel with his children, but King blocked the request, ensuing in a short legal battle with Newman, which ended with King traveling with her children.
King and Newman have been fighting over custody over their children since King first filed for divorce in May. Alongside the divorce, King also filed for a domestic violence prevention petition, an emergency motion related to child custody and visitation, and a temporary restraining order, which she was granted. Since then, King has claimed Newman was withholding their sons from her, and Newman responded with his own series of allegations that King has engaged in reckless behaviors that endangered the children, which King denied.