Sonni Pacheco is best known as the ex-wife of The Avengers star Jeremy Renner. Formerly from Vancouver, Canada, she served as a model and spokesperson for Monster Energy Drinks back in 2013.
Besides her modeling career, she boasts a couple of acting credits to her name. Pacheco briefly featured in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009), credited as Splendid Wet T-Shirt Girl. Three years later, she played the role of Sonni in Wigman (2012).
Sonni Pacheco with her daughter Ava.
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Putting her modeling and acting career behind, Pacheco shifted her attention to artwork, often sharing the images of her sculpture on Instagram. Besides, she used to be a real estate agent who worked with KW Beverly Hills.
Meanwhile, the Canadian artist made the most rounds in the media following the legal battle with her former partner.
Sonni Pacheco accused former husband Jeremy Renner of threatening to kill her
Sonni Pacheco believes Jeremy Renner is a bad influence on Ava.
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On 14th October 2019, TMZ obtained new court documents where Sonni Pacheco claimed her former spouse Jeremy Renner threatened to take her life. That's not all. She further claimed the actor once held a gun in his mouth and shot into the ceiling while their daughter was sleeping in her bedroom.
Pacheco then stated, Renner used drugs and left cocaine in the bathroom within their daughter's reach. The actress believes Jeremy is a terrible influence on Ava, implying she is the only worthy parent to hold her custody.
Watch: Jeremy Renner's Ex-Wife Says He Threatened to Kill Her
Responding to the accusation, the lawyer of the Hawkeye actor said the allegations were "one-sided."
The well-being of his daughter Ava has always been and continues to be the primary focus for Jeremy. This is a matter for the court to decide. It's important to note the dramatizations made in Sonni's declaration are a one-sided account made with a specific goal in mind.
Sonni and Jeremy share joint custody of their daughter since their separation. However, in September 2019, Pacheco asked for sole custody while also requesting for the supervision of Renner's visits with their daughter.
Meanwhile, Renner, too, wanted the same as he requested for sole custody while her visits are tracked. As the legal battle continues to drag on, the former couple was granted an opportunity to resolve disagreements as they were asked to attend child custody mediation.
Pacheco previously accused Renner of inappropriate behavior
Jeremy Renner and Sonni Pacheco with their daughter Ava.
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Pacheco carries a history of accusing Renner of being a deadbeat father. Back when the couple separated in 2015, the actor agreed to pay $13,000 (plus extra based on the success of his movies) in child support every month. However, a year later, his former wife accused him of failing to pay his half for their daughter's pre-school fees ($1,600 per month). Moreover, she claimed he was several months late in payments (almost $50,000) back in 2016.
The actor, however, strictly denied those claims as his spokesperson told Page Six the "claims that Renner is a deadbeat dad are baseless and completely erroneous. He has unequivocally never fallen behind on child support payments – this year he has paid several hundreds of thousands of dollars for his young daughter's child support and well-being."
The rep further stated, "His ex continues on a quest of trying to publicly demean the actor and extricate him from as much money as she can for her sole benefit."
Sonni Pacheco and Jeremy Renner were married for less than a year
Pacheco and Renner divorced the same year they got married.
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The couple first met in 2011 on the set of Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol. They welcomed their daughter Ava Berlin Renner two years later on March 2013.
The duo tied the knot on January 2014 but kept their nuptials a secret for several months. In September of the same year, the actor finally revealed he was married while speaking to Capitol File. Jeremy Renner said,
I have tried to protect my family's privacy, my wife's privacy. I don't need her to get hammered with my life. Privacy issues are important because I want her to go about her day without being bothered.
The marriage, however, did not carry the legs to go the distance as Renner's then-wife Pacheco filed for divorce in December 2014, citing "irreconcilable differences."
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Although there was a prenup in place, Pacheco asked for it be disregarded based on 'fraud.' The former model also asked for her passport, birth certificate, and social security card to be returned after it had been stolen.