'Game of Thrones' Queen's Divorce Requires Anti-Texting App

By Brett Snider, Esq. on December 26, 2013 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Actress Lena Headey, best known for playing the icy Queen Cersei on "Game of Thrones," has agreed to use an anti-texting app while driving... as long as her ex-husband does the same.

The recently divorced actress was worried that her former husband, Peter Loughran, would be texting or surfing the Internet while driving with their 3-year-old son, reports TMZ. That's why the anti-texting app requirement was added to her divorce settlement.

Can a divorce settlement include a "no-texting-and-driving" edict?

'Queen Cersei's' Divorce

In a divorce that was much less gruesome than the "Red Wedding," Headey and Loughran agreed that both ex-spouses would use an anti-texting app while driving.

A number of apps are already on the market that prevent both texting and Internet use while traveling more than 10 miles per hour, using most smartphones' accelerometer to prevent distracted driving at unsafe speeds.

According to TMZ, the driving condition was suggested by Headey, who claimed that Loughran had "driving issues" including a "very bad accident." As long as a judge approves the divorce settlement, both Headey and Loughran would need to comply with its conditions -- even if it means no texting while driving.

It's not the most ridiculous thing ever included in a celebrity divorce; for example, Headey didn't ask for anyone's hair.

International Travel and Custody

Another caveat of the "Game of Thrones" actress' divorce settlement: a stipulation that her ex-husband will be flown to the show's international filming locations when Headey takes their son along.

Under their agreement, Loughran is entitled to a cheap airfare ticket and $1,000 per month in expenses while he follows his ex-wife and child to the fantasy epic's exotic locations, reports TMZ.

Although Headey could have fought for virtual visitation while she and her son are nations away from his father, it may have just been easier to have him tag along. Courts will primarily look to the best interests of the child when making any sort of decisions on custody or visitation between divorcées, and this agreement seems to allow 3-year-old Wylie to have the company of both parents.

And Loughran need not worry about any alimony payments; Lannisters always pay their debts.

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