E! Information confirmed April 22 that Keith has filed for divorce after 12 years of marriage and is asking for non permanent custody of Tyler, 9, and Violet, 7.
Contacted by E!, Sherri’s lawyer had no remark.
“Now that I’ve discovered the reality as mirrored within the plea association” Sherri made, Keith said in a declaration filed in Shasta County Superior Court docket and obtained by the Sacramento Bee, “I need to act decisively to guard my youngsters from the trauma attributable to their mom and convey stability and calm to their lives.”
He alleged that Sherri hadn’t seen the youngsters since April 4 and had missed one scheduled go to, and he was asking for future visitation to be “decided by what I imagine is of their greatest curiosity.”
Describing how troublesome Sherri’s disappearance was by itself, compounded by the “turmoil” of the final five-and-a-half years, he added, “We, each youngsters and I, want time to get better and stabilize.”
Keith concluded, “I want to make it clear that my objective is to offer a loving, protected, steady atmosphere for Tyler and Violet and I imagine the requested orders are according to that objective and one of the best pursuits of the youngsters.” He did not need to say something about Sherri’s case that “would inflame the state of affairs or appeal to media consideration.”
In the end, he said, “I’m asking that the court docket assist me defend my youngsters from the damaging influence of their mom’s notoriety.”