Dwight Howard and Royce Reed have been anything but cordial and peaceful with each other for the past several years, as they’ve battled both in and out of court over everything from slander to custody of their 8-year-old son, Braylon Howard. But now, after years of feuding, reports claim that the once dysfunctional parents have now made peace for the sake of their son.
For fans that don’t remember, Howard and Reed have had a tumultuous co-parenting relationship with each other for the past several years. In 2010, Reed called the cops on Howard for trying to pick their son up from daycare without proper permission. That same year, Howard sued Reed for violating their court settlement by allegedly feeding dirt on him to the tabloids and blogs.
Last year, Howard was investigated for child abuse by Atlanta police after he struck his son with a belt buckle in 2014. At the time, Reed claimed that Braylon was terrified of his father and she was angered when the police decided to drop the case. And the list of issues between the two parents goes on and on.
With So much drama between them, it seemed like Reed and Howard would never get along, but sources close to both Howard and Reed claim that the former couple’s family members came together to convince the two parents that they needed to begin communicating with each other again in order to be better parents for their son.
Surprisingly, Reed and Howard agreed to open the lines of communication and they have since vowed to keep the peace for the sake of Braylon.
“They decided to stop hating each other and made a promise to their son they would get along,” a source said.
Recently, Reed began posting pictures of herself, Howard and Braylon spending time together, such as the photo posted above. And sources say that the family has hung out several other times, as well.