There was a time that it felt like you couldn’t take a sip of coffee without seeing a headline about Jeremy Renner and his deeply toxic relationship with his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco, who is also the mother of his 8-year-old daughter Ava Berlin Renner. But Jeremy and Sonni managed to keep their drama quiet for
There was a time that it felt like you couldn’t take a sip of coffee without seeing a headline about Jeremy Renner and his deeply toxic relationship with his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco, who is also the mother of his 8-year-old daughter Ava Berlin Renner. But Jeremy and Sonni managed to keep their drama quiet for about a year until Jeremy was asked about it by Men’s Health during a recent interview. And then Jeremy decided to grab a jerrycan of gasoline and a lighter and set the whole situation on fire once again. Except in a funny twist of irony, Jeremy has done so by swearing that he’d never dignify all that drama by talking about it (shhh…don’t tell him that talking about refusing to talk about it still counts as talking about it).
The last time we checked in with Jeremy and Sonni, she formally requested that Jeremy submit for drug testing before she agreed to a cut in monthly child support. The reason Sonni wanted Jeremy to start peeing into a cup is that Sonni previously alleged that a coked-out Jeremy threatened to kill her with a gun, scared everyone by putting the gun in his own mouth, and then subsequently fired the gun into the ceiling of his home. Sonni also claimed that their daughter Ava Berlin was at home during the incident. When they got divorced, Sonni wanted their prenup voided due to “fraud.” Oh, and she also accused him of being a deadbeat in the child support department. Jeremy fired back, accusing Sonni of sending nudes to their custody evaluator, stealing from their daughter’s trust fund, and bleeding him dry for child support. Really just nothing but a ton of supportive boundaries and healthy conflict resolution, you know?
Obviously, Sonni’s allegations against Jeremy aren’t a great look for a person employed by Disney to play a good guy superhero. And all of these allegations have become public knowledge after media sources got their hands on official court documents filed by both sides. So it’s not like Sonni is running to Oprah to sit down in the garden and tell her story about the night Jeremy got all rootin’ tootin’ six-shooter in the living room. If Jeremy addresses this, he says it will be while standing next to his legal counsel in a courtroom and nowhere else. Men’s Health tried to get him to talk about the allegations, and he wouldn’t budge. But…he did manage to imply that the allegations are BS.
Renner denied them again in our interview, declining to address the allegations specifically. “I don’t respond publicly or privately to nonsense,” he says. “It only empowers it…If you respond to it, you give it gas. I don’t fuel shit fires. I just don’t do it. I refuse to.”
One could maybe argue that by referring to the conversation about the allegations as “nonsense” and a “shit fire” might actually be keeping the situation at a solid 9 on the messy scale. Especially since he could have just pulled some “My lawyer tells me that I have no comment on the matter!” and we all would have been happy to go back to hearing about his fire truck collection. Seriously, he tells Men’s Health that he has 200 fire trucks at his home. Jesus, for a man with that many damn fire trucks, you think he’d be more excited about that shit fire. Really give it some gas, let it blaze out of control to four-alarm level! Put those trucks to work.
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