Actress Uma Thurman and her ex-fiancé, Arpad Busson, have reached an agreement in the battle for custody of their 3-year-old daughter, Luna. The duo exchanged friendly kisses after the hearing in Manhattan on Thursday. According to Business Standard, the hearing was triggered by Arpad who sued Uma in order to spend more time with their daughter.
Matthew Cooper of the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice praised Thurman and Busson for having come to a mutual agreement.
“Everybody compromised a bit.” Cooper said. “I think it was all done to make one person happy and that one person is Luna.”
After the actress was sued in 2014 by Busson, both sides didn’t seem willing to compromise. Although the details of the agreement are confidential, it was clear that the 45-year-old Kill Bill actress was clearly pleased with the outcome on Thursday. After the session, she blew reporters outside the court building hand kisses, reports Page Six. Busson also seemed happy with the arrangement as he gave reporters a thumbs-up on his way out, People magazine wrote.
Busson, 52, reportedly had taken Uma to court because he wanted full custody over their daughter. The French investor got the custody battle rolling about a year ago. The New York Daily News reports that he was represented by July Poller, while Thurman’s attorneys were Eleanor Alter and Adam Wolf.
He and Thurman got engaged in 2008, after only a year of dating. In 2014, two years after the birth of their daughter, they parted ways. The actress has two other children from her second marriage (1998-2005) with fellow actor, Ethan Hawke, 44.
It is clear that the actress cares deeply for her kids and speaking with People magazine earlier this year, she gave the following statement during a conversation regarding her children.
“I’m madly in love with all of my children and very proud of them. I think they conduct themselves with a lot of dignity and respect for others. It’s all a parent could dream of.”
Thurman is a also a strong advocate of the education of children and has recently announced the launch of her two new interactive learning apps, Dino Tales and Safari Tales, in affiliation with Kuato Studios, a premiere learning-through-gaming development company, People reports.
“I try to maintain my continued work on early childhood and literacy,” Thurman said. “This affiliation was a really natural fit, because the game has an education aspect in the forefront which is really important for today’s kids.”
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