Former Insecure actor and brother to Darius Jackson, Sarunas Jackson, recently requested shared custody of his daughter.
The petition was submitted in September and sought joint legal and physical custody of his five-year-old daughter, Zen. Jackson’s ex co-star and Zen’s mother, DomiNque Perry, has requested the court to reject the petition based on several grounds, one being that Zen has been living in Houston since birth. She contends that Zen only travels to California when she secures acting roles there, and they have maintained residences in both places until recently.
“While pregnant, I returned to Texas to deliver Zen. Zen was born in Houston, Texas. I maintain a home in the State of Texas and Texas is where I spend the great majority of my time. And because I have always been Zen’s primary caregiver, Zen travels with me and has exclusively lived with me making her permanent home in Texas as well,” she wrote.
The issue surfaced when Perry decided to permanently relocate to Texas due to financial constraints, as she could no longer sustain residences in both states. She maintains that she had discussed her intention to move with Jackson, who didn’t voice any objections at the time. Consequently, Perry was taken aback when he filed the petition without prior notification, leaving her unable to proceed with relocating.
In response, Perry hinted at the actor’s inconsistency as a parent.
“[Sarunas’] visitation routines are dependent upon when he expresses a desire to see her,” Perry added. “Generally, [Sarunas] requests to see Zen are sporadic. Because [Sarunas’] has attained a certain level of success in his career, he generally works and has to travel even more than I do. I am concerned with whom Zen may be left with in the face of his extended absences.”
“Despite the emotional volatility and intimidation that [Sarunas] has directed toward me,” Perry said she has been committed to “fostering a positive co-parenting relationship with [Sarunas] because I know that is in Zen’s best interest.”