"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Lisa Wu Hartwell has filed suit asking a judge to grant her custody of her two sons with ex-husband R&B singer Keith Sweat, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In papers filed last Thursday in a Fulton County, Georgia court, Hartwell claims the best interests of her children will be met by having them reside with her, adding that since her divorce from the popular singer she has "remarried, owns a successful business and will provide a stable, loving, and nurturing environment in which she can raise the minor children." She is seeking primary physical custody and joint legal custody of the couple's two sons 14-year-old Jordan Sweat and 11-year-old Justin Sweat.
She is now married to former NFL player Ed Hartwell.
In 2003, the singer was granted primary custody of the children. The couple, who were married in 1992, had what a judge called at the time an "extremely tumultuous relationship," adding "there is evidence that Father has been violent towards Mother, but no evidence he has ever been violent with any of his children."
The judge also slammed Hartwell, saying in the documents, "Mother has a history of spending money on herself excessively rather than providing for the children ... This behavior causes the Court to question Mother's maturity and judgment."
Sweat refused to give permission for the children to appear -- or to even be mentioned -- on Bravo's show. Sweat himself is also never mentioned by name on the show.
If granted custody, she has also requested child support from Sweat.