Tom Arnold and his estranged wife do not see eye-to-eye when it comes to custody of their two children and it looks like the couple could battle over the issue in their ongoing divorce.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ashley Groussman is asking for legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old son Jax and 3-year-old daughter Quinn. She is also asking the court to award her spousal support.
Both requests run directly opposite to what Arnold listed in his initial court filing.
As The Blast first reported, Arnold was seeking joint custody of the kids when he filed for divorce earlier this month. In his filing, Arnold did not check any of the boxes regarding spousal support.
Tom Arnold confirmed the split with Ashley Groussman in an interview last month with Us Weekly, telling the mag, “It’s a long time coming and we have been together for almost 11 years. And very grateful. I have many good years. I have my children because of my wife.”
He continued, “She has one life and she gets to live it exactly the way … The same thing with everybody. And I think it’s hard … Sometimes in our society, people put things on. Especially women, they can feel guilty. … And I kept saying, ‘Hey, listen. … You have done everything. We’ve been together. You’ve been amazing. There doesn’t have to be a reason. There doesn’t have to be a bad guy.’”
The couple was married in November 2009.