However, family law solicitor Paul Lancaster, of Leeds-based law firm Blacks Solicitors, says celebrities are driving the trend – other former couples who have fought over their dogs include Jake Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst, and Drew Barrymore and Tom Green.‘Celebrity dog battles have normalised the issue and given people the confidence to fight for their pet,’ he says.Twilight stars ROBERT PATTINSON and KRISTEN STEWART initially agreed to share time with their two dogs, Bear and Bernie, after they split up in 2013.
The couple vied for ownership of their cavalier king charles spaniel, with Hefner saying, 'We both love the puppy.
I told her if she wants to keep the ring and the Bentley, then maybe I can keep the puppy.
‘These are legally binding contracts to the extent that the court will see the parties’ intentions and won’t interfere with that agreement unless there’s a major reason to.’Thankfully for Sarah, a month after she and her ex-husband agreed to share custody, he admitted he couldn’t cope with the dogs.
‘I was beside myself with joy; I missed them so much when they weren’t with me,’ she says.
Cheryl had said of them earlier: ‘There’s nothing like the comfort of your animals…