As easy as it may be to assume that celebrities are far removed from the troubles of reality, they, too, face the stress of divorce and custody battles. Far be it for stars to escape legal action when filing for divorce, they often face greater repercussions than the average civilian. When you have more to lose, your embittered spouse may work even harder to make you pay. Included here are a few celebrities who had to face some exceptionally nitty gritty custody battles.
Lakshmi and Dell
Top Chef host Lakshmi found herself knee-deep in a legal battle after giving birth to daughter Krishna. Padma refused to allow her daughter to have her father’s last name, Dell, which caused him to sue her for full custody and a name change. While Dell did not earn full custody, he gained more visitation time with Krishna and got his daughter’s name hyphenated to Lakshmi-Dell. [Read more…] about 5 Celebrity Custody Battles That Were Anything But Amicable