Jaime King and Kyle Newman’s divorce has been messy, and it’s now been made messier by Jaime, who has accused her soon-to-be ex-husband of implying that she’s a terrible mother by filing for sole custody of their two children. And just like the previous times we’ve talked about their split, we’re hearing that Jaime would very much like this to remain a private matter! But, like – later. After Jaime has had a chance to take a verbal swing at Kyle.
Back in May, Jaime filed for divorce after 13 years of marriage and also filed for a domestic violence prevention petition against Kyle at the same time. They share two sons: 7-year-old James Knight and 5-year-old Leo Thames. Kyle fired back, claiming that he was parenting their boys on his own with zero help from Jaime, and wished Jaime “the peace and help she needs.” Rolling downhill from there, Jaime accused Kyle of getting violent with her, isolating her, gaslighting her, withholding her sons, and tricking her into going to rehab. Kyle accused Jaime of having issues with drugs and alcohol and claimed their second son was addicted to drugs in the womb. At the end of the summer, Kyle claimed that Jaime had drained their bank accounts and left him with $0 to be a stay-at-home dad.
People magazine reports that last week, Kyle decided to fully commit to his alleged SAHD situation by filing for sole physical custody of their kids, stating:
“I have been the children’s primary caretaker since their birth and the children have spent the large majority of 2020 in my sole custody.”
Kyle has previously claimed that he had to turn down work as a director so he could take care of his kids because he allegedly didn’t feel safe leaving them with Jaime, who he claims was not sober. And as People points out:
Newman claims in the filing that King – who would be subjected to drug and alcohol testing – failed an alcohol stipulation test in June, then missed the next five scheduled retests that day.
However, Kyle isn’t denying Jaime access to her boys; he has requested full physical custody, with Jaime being allowed supervised visitation every other weekend, and one night a week.
Jaime could have responded to Kyle’s custody petition by simply stating: “Much like when I was credited early on as James, there’s something missing from your request, and it’s I,” then having her lawyers request joint custody instead. But she released the following statement through her representative, thoroughly dragging Kyle for implying she has a booze problem, and that he was the sole parent in the situation.
“Once again, Kyle’s lawyers have filed selectively redacted documents which perpetuate a false narrative about Jaime. Jaime’s utmost priority has been the well-being of her children and she will continue to pursue this privately for their sake. 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.”
Jaime has her kids at the moment, and I haven’t read any reports of Jaime flying Nanny McPhee or Mary Poppins to Puerto Rico to take care of her kids while she does whatever Kyle thinks Jaime does during the day. So I suppose you could say it’s going alright? Co-parenting might be something they can do if they put their minds to it. Although I think it might be a bit much to suggest “harmonious co-parenting,” like Jaime did. Harmony is not a word I would use to describe how those two interact at the moment, in any sense of the word. Jaime and Kyle couldn’t even sing in harmony together, without one screaming at the other that they’re coming in too flat or off-key.