ARMIE Hammer reportedly demanded his ex-wife, Elizabeth Chambers, return their two children to the United States from the Cayman Islands.
The actor claimed he "hasn't seen the children in months."
Armie's lawyer wrote in legal documents, obtained by The Blast: "As the coronavirus pandemic worsened in the United States, Elizabeth and Armie elected to stay with their children temporarily in the Cayman Islands where the pandemic appeared to be under greater control.
"Armie returned to Los Angeles this past July, with a promise from Elizabeth that she and the children would follow shortly thereafter. To date, however, Elizabeth and the children remain in the Cayman Islands and Armie has not seen the children in several months now."
In the filing, Hammer notes: "When I asked Elizabeth when she was coming home, however, she first told me that the airports were closed. Then I was informed through her attorneys that flights were merely limited but that she and our children would be back in Los Angeles on the first flight in October. It is now several weeks into October and they have not returned."
So now Armie has reportedly filed for joint custody of their children, Harper Grace, 5, and son Ford Douglas Armand, 3.
When Elizabeth filed for divorce in July, she sought primary physical custody and joint legal custody of the children.
The actor returned to Los Angeles after Elizabeth announced their split after 10 years of marriage.
Since then Armie has been seen out and linked to Rumer Willis.
The legal document goes on: "Armie sincerely hopes, however, that Elizabeth is not trying to limit his contact with their children, and that her recent decision to keep the children in the Cayman Islands away from their father is a well-intentioned though misguided effort to navigate the current pandemic."
Armie added in the paperwork: "I believe we are both good, loving parents, and I have tried to be patient as I know that this a stressful time for all of us who are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. I have no doubt that Elizabeth and I both want what is best for our children."
A source told People of the situation: "These are crazy times with COVID-19, shutting schools down in L.A. and Elizabeth just wants the kids to have a normal experience."
She apparently enrolled the kids in the same school Armie attended when he lived there for part of his childhood.
Insiders added: "The kids are able to attend school, play with their friends and lead a fairly normal life in the Cayman Islands. If they were in L.A., they would be stuck in front of a computer."
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