London: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have found themselves at the centre of a bitter custody dispute.
Even though the 22-year-old actress has a cat, Max, Stewart won’t give up Bear – the mixed breed rescue dog they adopted from a high-kill shelter in New Orleans – easily.
She nursed the pup through his battle with the potentially fatal disease Parvo.
She has also spent a lot of time with the dog and has flown him around the country with her.
“After Rob moved his things out of their Los Angeles apartment, he then told Kristen he wanted Bear,” the Daily Mail quoted a source as telling Radar Online.
“She was heartbroken – they adopted Bear together and she always felt that he was their little baby. But Rob was so hurt by Kristen’s actions he decided that he wants the dog to help him get over what happened. After all, a dog is a man’s best friend and Bear is such a good companion.
“However, Kristen won’t give up Bear in a hurry. She helped Rob save Bear from Parvo disease, which nearly took its life when it was a puppy. She wants joint custody – and it could get a little messy,” the source said.
According to the source, the couple were planning to get another dog just before Stewart’s fling surfaced.
“Robert and Kristen were looking into the possibility of adopting another dog.
They were desperate for a play pal for Bear and scoured petfinder.com, as well as a few high-kill shelters in Los Angeles. But it seems that’s out of the question now,” the source added.