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Sherri Shepherd’s last attempt to prove that she doesn’t owe her her estranged husband Lamar Sally child support has proven unsuccessful.
According toTMZ, a judge dismissed her claim that Sally defrauded her into having a surrogate carry a baby for them. Shepherd was trying to assert that Sally only did so so he could secure a child support check once it was clear that the couple were divorcing.
The appeals court agreed with the lower court’s decision that Shepherd was compliant with the surrogacy plan and even paid for much of the process.
In the couple’s original settlement, Shepherd agreed to pay Sally $4,100 a month for the infant until she could appeal. Those payments are now permanent until the child turns 13. At that time, the amount will be increased to $4,600.
After two years and one beautiful son together, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have decided to end their marriage.
The couple released a joint statement to People earlier today.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children’s privacy as we go through this difficult period.”
A source told People that the relationship had simply “run its course” and added that Halle and Oliver are “keeping it amicable now. She is okay.”
The couple met in 2010, on the set of Dark Tide. They married three years later when Halle was pregnant with their son Maceo-Robert.
In addition to undergoing the divorce proceedings for this marriage, Berry is still fighting with ex boyfriend and father to her seven-year-old daughter Nahla.
Good luck to Halle and Olivier both.
We can’t exactly say we’re surprised to learn that former “Saved By The Bell” actress Lark Voorhies has filed for a divorce from her husband Jimmy Green.
According to TMZ, the couple are ending their six month marriage. They met on Facebook a little over a year ago. Shortly after we learned of her marriage, TMZ also reported that Green was wanted by the police for making criminal threats and disorderly conduct.
Voorhies and Green later came forward defending their marriage against the media and Lark’s mother, who filed a restraining order against Green.
He told TMZ that the reason for the divorce was Voorhies’ mother who had been a “nightmare from the beginning.” Still, he seemed to agree that it was time for their union to come to an end. He said that the only reason Lark filed for divorce first was because he didn’t know how to do it.
I have to be real. Judging from their last sit down interview with Entertainment Tonight, it was painfully clear that Voorhies is not well and perhaps Green, who might also be ill, was exploiting the situation.
According to the court documents, Voorhies is trying to eliminate any chances of Green being able to receive spousal support.
Hopefully, this divorce is a sign that Lark is getting the help she needs and is coming back around to herself. We’re wishing the best for her.
Nearly one year after Houston Texans running back Arian Foster welcomed a love child with college student Brittany Norwood, his wife, Romina Lombardo Foster, has filed for divorce. According to TMZ, Lombardo filed to end her 4-year marriage on April 22. Despite the instances of infidelity that occurred within their relationship, the split appears to be an amicable one. Foster released a statement Monday announcing the divorce. His statement reads:
“After 4 years of marriage, it has been nothing but a gift. I’m extremely grateful for the wife, mother and person she was to myself and our children. I will continue to be here and support her wholeheartedly on her next journey as I’m sure she’ll do the same for me. We have two beautiful children that are the center and focal point for both of our lives and I’m forever thankful that we crossed paths. At this time please respect the privacy of her, myself and most importantly our children.”
Lombardo also confirmed the filing in a statement, which reads:
“After much thought and soul searching, I have made the difficult decision to end our marriage.
We are both committed to being excellent co-parents. Our children always come first and we will continue to raise them together as a family. We ask that you respect our privacy and our children’s privacy during this time.”
Well, no one can say that they didn’t try to make it work.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner? Chris Rock and Malaak? So far, 2015 is turning out to be a terrible year for celebrity breakups.
It’s cheaper to keep her.
Last winter, Chris Rock, 50, filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, 46. Thankfully, the messy details of their split (if there are any) have not been unfolding in the headlines, but it appears that this may change shortly.
According to Page Six, Malaak recently submitted documents to the Bergen County courts, and she’s requesting a significant portion of the comedian’s $70 million fortune.
In the filing, the stay-at-home mother of two explains that she put her career in public relations on hold after the birth of their two daughters, Lola Simone, 13, and Zahra Savannah, 11. In other words, she’s going to need Chris to continue financially supporting the lifestyle that she has grown accustomed to living.
Documents state that Malaak deserves a payout “commensurate with the marital standard of living” because she’s dedicated much of her life to child rearing and charity work. As previously reported, the pair did sign a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot in 1996; however, it expired on their 18-year wedding anniversary.
Last month, Chris spoke to The Guardian regarding his impending divorce, admitting that the process has taken an emotional toll on him.
“I’m doing OK,” Rock told the paper. “You know, some days are better than others, some days you’re sad outta your f-cking mind. But my daughters are good, and I’m only an hour away. Two houses close by. It’s good.”
Prenups between ordinary couples don’t get that exciting: “Do you get our collection of angry cat mugs or do I?” But when it comes to celebrities, there is a lot to protect, and a lot to split up. Here are 15 of the most outrageous celebrity prenups.
While some hollered that they saw it coming from a mile away, personally, I was a little shocked when Paula Patton announced her separation from Robin Thicke last year. Sure, it was obvious that they were having problems, but for some reason, I just assumed they would work it out. Now that they’re mere weeks away from finalizing their divorce, Paula is opening up more and more about her decision to leave and what life has been like since the two have separated.
For one, the Baggage Claim actress says that the experience has been life changing because she’s never really been on her own before. She met Robin when she was just 14 years old and when she decided to move out of her parents’ home years later, she moved in with her childhood sweetheart.
“I moved from my parent’s house to moving in with Robin and now I’m becoming an adult,” she explained in an interview with Meredith Vieira. “I feel like a real woman now.”
As liberating as stepping out on her own may be, Paula says that it also comes with its challenges–like being a single mother.
“I took a lot of time off to be with him and then I had to pack for a trip because I had to go to work and he said, ‘Mommy I don’t want you to go to work,'” she shared. “It’s the challenge of being a working mother and it’s the first time he ever said that to me, because I did work when he was a baby, but now he is more aware of everything, so what are you going to do? It’s sort of the trials and tribulations of being a woman. Right?”
Overall, Paula says she’s doing well.
“You know I’m doing really well. It’s been a long year and a lot of challenges but I’ve grown quite a bit and just getting used to change,” she said.
As previously reported, Paula and Robin have already reached a divorce settlement. Their split will be finalized next month.
Terrence Howard is finding out the price of success the hard way — or maybe it’s the cost of a hasty union. Either way, the actor is about to see some of his “Empire” flee from his hands, as his ex-wife, Michelle Howard, is reportedly entitled to some of the earnings from his hit Fox show and she wants her pay day.
As TMZ puts it, Michelle Howard is already slated to receive $5,800 per month in spousal support, but new documents show she is also supposed to get 21% of anything Terrence made over $62,500 in the first three months of this year. According to the ex, Terrence earns $125,000 per episode of “Empire,” and since three episodes were shot in 2015, she should get about $65,000. TMZ says Michelle will also be entitled to earnings from Terrence’s other Fox show coming this year, “Wayward Pines,” so it seems the lessons just keep on rolling in for the 46-year-old, thrice-married actor.
As you’ll recall, Terrence and Michelle’s divorce was anything but civil with her alleging domestic abuse and him retorting with accusations of racism so it’s not likely this money will be exchanged without a fight.
Unfortunately, another couple is throwing in the towel.
Derek Fisher recently filed for divorce in Los Angeles, TMZ Sports reports. The New York Knicks coach and his wife Candace Fisher recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. It’s unclear why Derek wants out after spending more than a decade with Candace because he only cited irreconcilable differences as a reason for the breakup in his filing.
If Candace doesn’t put up a fight, it appears that this will be a fairly smooth divorce. He is asking that they split legal costs and share joint legal and physical custody of their twins, Tatum and Drew. They each have a child from a previous relationship. In 2007, their daughter Tatum was treated for retinoblastoma. Thankfully, she recovered from the rare form of eye cancer.
“This is a difficult time for me personally. For the sake of our children, I ask that everyone respects our privacy during this process,” Derek said of the split.
The estranged couple tied the knot on February 19, 2005.
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