Jeremy Renner's new-ish marriage just turned into an ugly divorce

Dec 30, 2014 at 4:17 p.m. ET
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Jeremy Renner's wife has filed for divorce, and the court papers hint at a fight that's already getting very, very ugly.

Renner and Sonni Pacheco were only husband and wife for 10 months before the split, but in that short time something bad enough happened that Pacheco is alleging fraud and Renner is afraid she will take off to Canada with their child.

Court documents state that the couple, who secretly wed on Jan. 13, 2014 but didn't confirm it until September, separated on Nov. 29 due to "irreconcilable differences," the common, boring reason given in most divorce documents. But when you read between the lines, things get a lot more interesting.

Pacheco is asking for sole physical custody of their daughter (but joint legal custody), that all communication between her and Renner happen only via the Our Family Wizard app, that their prenup be invalidated on the basis of "fraud," that he keep paying for her Range Rover and reimburse her for moving expenses.

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But the real kicker is that she specifically demands that Renner "immediately return (her) stolen passport, birth certificate, social security card and be restrained from making further efforts to conceal same."

That doesn't sound like a very amicable split. So what's going on?

"This has been on the cards for a while. They are just not compatible," a source told E! News. "This is going to get ugly. His main priority is the baby and he will fight for full custody if it comes to that. All he cares about is being a dad. He is an amazing father. He is worried she is going to go back to Canada and take the baby.

"Jeremy wanted out of the marriage almost as soon as he got into it. He wanted to make sure Ava had a solid family unit and tried to make it work," the source added. "It's really sad because Jeremy loves Ava so much and hates that she will live her life with her parents split up."

Pacheco is Canadian, and Renner apparently fears she will take their daughter over the border and not come back.

"[Renner] will fight for primary custody," the source said. "He doesn't want her going back and forth to Canada. Jeremy is a good father and loves his daughter, this is heartbreaking for him."

The good news is that The Avengers star is now single, so have at it, ladies!