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Lena Headey, Peter Loughran, Peter Paul Loughran

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UPDATE: E! News confirms that Loughran's emergency motion for the court to order the return of the parties' son from the U.K. to Los Angeles was denied "for insufficient showing of the requirements to obtain an emergency order." Stanley, Headey's attorney, tells us that Loughran will be required to file his motion and wait the normal four to six weeks to tell his side in court. In the meantime, Wylie will remain in the U.K. 


Lena Headey and ex-husband Peter Loughran are entering a custody battle, E! News confirms.

The Game of Thrones star moved back to the U.K. with her son, Wylie Loughran, this past summer, which her ex-husband is claiming is a violation of their custody agreement. A source tells E! News that Loughran is "going to court to dispute Lena's move back to the U.K. this past summer with the parties' child."

The source adds that the motivation for Lena's move is the "great support system" she has in the U.K.: her entire family.

Additionally, an attorney for Headey, Joy Dracup Stanley, tells E! News that there is no violation of the former couple's custody agreement. "The parties have a clear and written agreement that both parents and the child will move to the U.K. this summer, and they will continue to have joint legal custody."

Headey and Loughran divorced in 2013 after tying the knot in 2007. A few years after the divorce was finalized, Headey opened up to More magazine about the painful process of getting out of her marriage. "It's tough," she said of ending her marriage. "There's a lot of hurt and sadness and disappointment. Grief. Massive grief. It's a mourning process, and yet nobody's died."

Headey has since moved on and even has given birth to a second child (a daughter), but the HBO star has yet to reveal the identity of the baby's father. She announced her daughter's arrival with a cute tweet. "Hello peeps . All good. Just fallen in unconditional heartbreaking divine love for the second time."

(Originally published Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10:00 a.m. PT)