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2. Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s Long Custody Battles

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Woody Allen and Mia Farrow

While these two were never formally married, they had one of the most complex and convoluted custody battles in Hollywood history. The couple had one biological child and two adopted children, with Farrow’s other adopted and biological children rounding out the family unit. When news broke of Allen’s affair with Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon Yi, the couple naturally split (that’s kind of a deal breaker in most households). Yet Allen still wanted to be a part of his three kids’ lives. The ensuing custody battle was heated and all sorts of accusations were flung about by both parties. Allen’s lawyers claimed Farrow was an unfit mother. Farrow claimed Allen had sexually assaulted their daughter. In the end, Farrow won out, gaining sole custody of all the children.

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