Report: Steve Nash Custody Fight Turns into Bizarre Battle over Kids' Residence

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 3, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16:  Injured point guard Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers follows the game from the bench against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on November 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Steve Nash is fighting to keep his kids from living in California where the star point guard now works as a member of the L.A. Lakers, according to report from TMZ. 

Yes, not much of this makes sense because you would think the man who decided to head to Los Angeles precisely to be closer to his kids would welcome the move.

According to reports, he is hoping to keep a one-state distance from his children. 

TMZ reports Nash is in a custody battle with his estranged wife Alejandra to keep her from bringing their children from their home in Arizona to live in California. 

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Nash's ex-wife Alejandra wants to move the former couple's three children from AZ to L.A. We're told Nash has objected and is waging a legal war to prevent it from happening. 

Our sources say Alejandra hired one of the biggest divorce lawyers in L.A., Lance Spiegel, to fight Nash in both AZ and California courts.


You might find yourself doing a double take when reading the report, making sure you correctly read that Nash wants his kids to stay clear of the state where he currently works. 

If you were hoping for closure as to the reason for such bizarre legal battles, you are pretty much out of luck. TMZ was unable to get any word from either camp and there is a gag order in place prior to the proceedings. 

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However, they do have some opinions on the matter. 

As for why Nash doesn't want his kids moving closer to him, we called his rep but haven't heard back. 

Based on our research, one thing's for sure ... Nash will get socked for WAYYY more child support in CA than AZ. 


The two have three children, twin daughters, Lola and Bella, and a son, Matteo. 

Hit me up on Twitter where things are far more clear but entirely more wacky. 


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