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On Monday we told you how the custody battle between reality television star Royce Reed and NBA player, Dwight Howard over their son Braylon had taken a bizarre turn as Royce filed a motion petitioning for Dwight to be made financially responsible for her legal bills because she could no longer afford them and had already racked up a tab for $44,113.50 that is expected to increase by another $60K. Her reasoning behind filing this motion was that Dwight’s healthy bank account would allow him to easily hire an army of lawyers, which would force her to drop out of the case because she could no longer afford to pay her attorneys.
Her claim that Dwight’s ability to “outspend” her made the battle an unfair fight left many looking at her with the side eye just because it seemed unreasonable for her to ask for Dwight to foot the bill for his oppositions defense against him in court; however Royce took to her Twitter page to address the critics.
“We will never struggle… Period! Braylon will always have the best! That’s what I fight for!”
“Mom Law: My son deserves the best & rather than take food out his mouth, the roof from over his head, an education, extracurricular activities, great Birthdays & Christmases, the smile off his face, I WILL file necessary motions. Judge that if u live in a Glass House!”
Royce’s extreme mommy instincts seem to be kicking in as she appears to be doing all that she possibly can to win this battle against Dwight who is battling her for sole custody of their son. The judge handling the case has yet to make a decision as to whether or not Dwight should be responsible for Royce’s legal bills, but for the sake of Braylon, we hope the two-year custody battle ends soon. Possibly instead of fighting for sole custody to spite one another, the two could reach some sort of joint custody agreement.
What do you think of Royce’s response?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @JazmineDenise
In random “Basketball Wives” news, it is being reported by TMZ that reality star Royce Reed, the mother of Los Angeles Laker’s center Dwight Howard’s son Braylon, is petitioning that the judge handling their ugly custody order Dwight to foot the bill for her legal fees. Yes, you read correctly. Royce wants the man she is battling in court to pay for her defense efforts against him. It seems that Royce believes the fight for sole custody of Braylon is an unfair one because Dwight has enough money to “outspend her.”
Royce filed the petition in Florida stating that she is no longer in the financial position to afford those steep legal bills she’s been racking up lately running back and forth to court with Dwight. She claims that because Dwight brings in $1.3 million each month, he is able to hire the best attorneys and that he can even hire an entire team of attorneys which would only leave her swamped in legal bills that she can’t afford and that this would eventually cause her to drop of out of the battle.
The court documents reveal that so far Reed’s bill is a whopping $44,113.50 and it is expected to increase by another $60,000 if she and Dwight continue to battle it out in court, summing her legal bill up to $106,621,80.
It seems that being cut from Basketball Wives came at the worst possible time for the 30-something single mother. Yes, she is probably correct when she says that Dwight has the ability to pulverize her with a team of great lawyers, but she’s completely delusional if she thinks he should be responsible for paying her legal fees — although that typically is how these things go among the rich and the famous. See Usher and Tameka Raymond as exhibit A. So far a judge has yet to rule on her claim, but I would be surprised if the outcome of the ruling is in her favor.
Hopefully the couple is able to reach an amicable agreement for the sake of their child who would most likely benefit the most from having both parents in his life.
Do you think Royce has a decent argument for wanting Dwight to pay her legal bills?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
Cute Kid Alert: Braylon Howard (Royce Reed & Dwight Howard’s Son) and Swizz Beatz’s Boys Strike a Pose
I know what will help you get your day off to a smile-worthy start: cute children!!!
While perusing one of my favorite sites, Black Celeb Kids, I came across some recent photos of Royce Reed and NBA star Dwight Howard’s little man, Braylon, being cute for the camera. I’m guessing Dwight Howard must have shared these pictures since he still has a tight gag order on Reed,but either way, we have to say that little man is adorable! Haven’t seen many pics of him since he was a lot younger so to see him all grown up and looking just like his mom is nice. Or maybe you think he looks more like his humongous dad? Check out the pics below and let us know!
And in added cute-ness, Swizz Beatz, who is a big Tweeter of pics of his family, recently sent out a picture of his boys, Kasseem Dean Jr. and Prince Nasir, looking real humdrum. Not 100 percent sure why, but Swizz added the following caption: “My boys [were] pissed because they know who did the chrome colors on the cars.” Yeah…don’t know what that means either. But I can’t help but notice how much these two look just like dad. Swizz has proven that he pretty much has the strongest genes of all time, and that might not be a bad thing because these two are too cute!
And I’m sorry, this picture of his son Egypt, with Alicia Keys, is old. But it’s too cute to pass up on sharing in all this cute-ness. It shows the little one doing his own Yoga pose…*smiles* Kids really do the darndest things…
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