Event planner David Tutera and his ex-husband, Ryan Jurica, are making headlines because of the custody arrangement they worked out after splitting.
Tutera is raising his biological daughter Cielo. Jurica, will raise his own biological son and Cielo’s fraternal twin, Cedric. Yes, they're splitting them up.
Tutera, whose breakup occurred while a surrogate was carrying the twins, says it was "very confusing time" and their situation was far from ideal.
“The divorce happened so quickly after the [embryo] transfer was successful that there wasn’t time to mourn the loss of raising a second child," he said.
"I was mourning the loss of my relationship.”
The couple's ugly breakup took place earlier this year, and quite publicly, with tabloid-worthy accusations of prostitution use and addiction flying.
The dust has settled, but the breakup stuck.
Tutera, who is based in L.A., says his top priority is for his daughter to have a relationship with her brother, who is living with Jurica in Connecticut.
“We can’t pretend like this doesn’t exist for them ... that’s completely selfish. It is our responsibility to do the right thing for our children,” Tutera says.
The 47-year-old host of My Fair Wedding adds, “We’ve exchanged photos. The mudslinging has ended. And I hope that one day, Ryan and I will be friends.”
When it comes to Cielo, who was born June 19, Tutera says, “I’ll make mistakes, but my job for the rest of her life is to protect her and support her. We’re a team.”
“I think we all envision ourselves married and in a relationship. But I’m an older dad and there is something very enlightening about being a single father."
Splitting up twins to raise separately: