Uma Thurman has been awarded primary custody of her 4-year-old daughter with French financier Arpad Busson after a nasty court battle.
On Thursday, Thurman skipped a court date reportedly meant to finalize a custody agreement, because she was rehearsing for a Broadway play. It is unclear if the custody agreement finalized on Friday morning had been modified since the previous day.
The Kill Bill star will have primary custody of 4-year-old Luna, while Busson will be granted monthly visitations.
“It’s a wonderful thing to have closure,” Thurman told the New York Post on Friday, outside of Manhattan Supreme Court.
The bitter custody battle displayed the long-held animosity between Thurman and Busson, who were in a tumultuous romantic relationship between 2007 and 2014. During the hearings, the exes exchanged jabs and accusations, with Thurman accusing Busson of having an “addiction” to prostitutes, while Busson accused his ex of mixing prescription drugs with alcohol and complained that Thurman made it extremely difficult for him to arrange meetings with his daughter despite frequently leaving Luna in the care of nannies.
The Manhattan Supreme Court judge recommended the former lovers cool it down for the sake of their daughter.
“At this point, Luna has all the advantages in life. She has two parents who love her, two parents who amply provide for her,” Justice Matthew Cooper reportedly said.
“The only thing that’s lacking — and I hope it’s forthcoming — is that her parents can reach some sort of place in life where they can put aside their rancor and their anger against one another and can join together — never loving each other or even liking each other — at least being able to cooperate,” he said.
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