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First comes baby, and then comes plenty of bills. Many celebrity dads will boast that there is nothing better and more delightful than having a baby girl or baby boy. However, some celebrities find that once the hype of a new child dies down, so do their child support checks. It’s not uncommon for a celebrity dad to have to pay child support, especially if the parents are not married or at least dating. Here are 13 famous dads — and one woman — who owe child support and are causing all sorts of baby drama.
The Curious Case Of DMX’s Most Recent Arrest In South Carolina: Was He Or Was He Not Under The Influence?
I mean, to be honest, the only – and most important – reason we need to know if DMX was under the influence is because he could have been a danger to other drivers on the road. But other than that, it’s a sad day when you can almost always say, “I’m sure there was a valid reason who it this time too.”
Early Friday morning, around 3am, DMX (aka Earl Simmons) was arrested after his car was spotted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol moving quite erratically.
According to CNN, he was given a field sobriety test and failed which is why he was then arrested for driving under the influence, driving without a license and driving without a seatbelt.
As luck and maybe a good lawyer would have it, X was released within an hour.
Here’s the thing: his publicist Domenick Nati says he was given a breathalyzer and passed it which is why he was ultimately released and sent home. Yes, DMX now resides in South Carolina.
But then there’s the above video obtained by TMZ. Maybe he just couldn’t help how sleepy he was but I’m thinking you might want to stay awake to see what the cops are doing. Then there’s the notion that too many drinks will put you to sleep fairly quickly.
Sadly, we don’t expect anything else from him these days.
Chris Bosh is seeking full custody of his daughter, Trinity, with his ex, Allison Mathis, who happens to be close friends with ex-”Basketball Wives” reality star, Royce Reed, who we already know is constantly in the headlines for “speaking her mind.” TMZ reported that Bosh is seeking custody because he feels Mathis is trying to alienate him from his child, keeping her from traveling with him and turning her against him, and upon hearing that news, Royce went off on Adrienne — on Twitter, mind you – on her alleged “exploitation” of little Trinity, airing out the Boshes dirty laundry and calling foul on the way they are going about trying to keep Trinity from her mother.
In her tweets to Adrienne Bosh, Royce said:
“if it was abt Trinity y do u exploit her all the time like she’s never w/her mother when she is most of the time”
“why not mention the reason Trinity can’t travel overseas is bcuz she has chronic ear infections, & her DOCTOR denied travel”
“allison has repeatedly asked 4 a sit down w/ur new parenting coordinator. y yall keep canceling? oh and ur residence is tx? Ok “
While it is reasonable to want to support your friends, it seems that Reed is being a bit too messy. Isn’t this a fight that the lawyers should be having? If she’s as grown as she has claimed to be throughout her time on Basketball Wives it seems that she should give the public arguments a rest and and speak face-to-face, if it’s even necessary.
We previously reported on Chris Bosh claiming Texas to be his permanent residence, despite the fact that he is employed by the Miami Heat with a permanent address in Miami. The reason is as clear as day: child support payment is much less for Texas residents.
The Boshes story IS fishy at best but do you think Royce had a right to publicly speak out on an issue that doesn’t directly involve her?
After a very long child support legal battle between Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh and the mother of his 3-year-old child, Allison Mathis, it seems like Bosh might be facing even more legal trouble. The two-time playoffs champion soothed murmurs that he would be traded from Miami by stating that he loved Miami and wanted to retire there. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on who’s side you’re on) this statement directly conflicts with statements he made to be considered a Texas resident in earlier legal battles with his baby’s mother.
As we previously reported, Bosh claims Texas residency despite the fact that he both plays for the Miami Heat and lives there. Why? Simply put: Texas only requires $2,600 in monthly child support payment whereas Florida requires about $30,000.
We see what you did there Boshie, but it looks like it’ll all come back to bite you in the rear. According to the Miami Herald, Mathis’s attorney, Jane Carey, fully intends to use his declaration of Miami retirement against him:
“You can’t be a resident of Texas and retire in Florida.”
Carey plans to show and prove to the court that Bosh did, in fact, lie to lessen his support payments and she believes that the original lower court decision will be rescinded when it is all made clear.
I can’t imagine why Bosh wouldn’t want to supply the funds for his own child to live even a smidgen of how luxuriously he is living himself, but it looks like he might have to bite the bullet and pay up for running his mouth.
Do you think the original ruling will be overthrown? Should he have to pay $30,000 in child support for a toddler?
“I’m Not Stepping In No Courthouse”: Monica Talks About Her Blended Family And Handling Child Support With Rocko Outside Of Court
In a recent episode of Jermaine Durpi’s web series Living The Life (where he chops it up with different celebrities), he sat in the studio with the very pregnant singer Monica. Aside from trying to lay down tracks, they had a conversation about how she makes her family life work (two sons from a past relationship with rapper Rocko, and now a marriage with baller Shannon Brown, who has a son of his own), why she likes being needed as a wife, and why when it comes to the father of her oldest two children, she doesn’t feel the need to get the courts involved in any child-support issues, since he’s not the type of man to not provide for his kids. Here are the tidbits that had us talking:
Her feelings on Jermaine Dupri saying she’s the perfect woman and “baby momma” a guy needs…
“I don’t think I like the term baby momma. Let’s be clear, I have two sons. I had an 11-year relationship with two sons that came from that. I am now married with another child on the way. So I don’t really know where the baby momma term fits.”
How she maintains a healthy co-parent relationship with Rocko, and why she doesn’t get the courts involved in matters of their children:
“People always ask me, how do you make a blended family work? It is what you make it. First order of business is, as parents, we have to respect one another. I don’t believe in the court system, I’m not stepping in no courthouse. I’m not calling no people. Let me explain. This is my thing. I’m sure every situation may require something different, but I feel, for me, I feel like a real man would be man enough to assess the needs of his child and make sure that it happens. I don’t need to call you, and I don’t need to call the people for you. So, since I feel that way, I’ve never had any discrepancies with the father of my oldest children, at all. Period, point blank. When it’s time for it to get done, he can asses their needs, come in and see what they need, and it gets done.”
Speaking on men who don’t do for their kids, why Shannon Brown is the “ultimate man,” what makes a “good girl,” and why women shouldn’t nag and complain too much to their men:
“That is you and your type [points to Jermaine Dupri], let’s say that’s A type male. There is still a type of man, cause I got girlfriends, that deal with the type of man that is simply selfish. Some of them don’t give nothing. Now you got the A type male: my husband is a man’s man. My Mother’s Day was incredible. But I don’t expect anything but good love, honesty is a must, and respect. So everything else happens on its own. I’m going to say this to any woman cause I got two brothers: Nagging, complaining, annoying is the worst thing you can ever do. I had to learn that too cause I know you can tell that I can get in my own way sometimes because I want to speak it like it is. But I’ve learned some things you just lay back, and my husband, being the ultimate man, I don’t even have to say anything. But vice versa, he shouldn’t be in there fixing his own plate, vacuuming the floor and all that…I still enjoy being needed. I’m the boss at my job, so I don’t want to be the boss at home. Shannon’s the boss. That’s just it. You got some women..some high-society women that will argue me down. I’m not looking for an argument, I just know what will and won’t work in my house. But the sad part is, guys say good girls are no fun, but good girls are always where they run when trouble comes. That’ll be me. And trouble can be anything, that can be heartbreak, loss of a family member, that could be change of jobs, that can be trying to pursue your dreams, cause I’ve been there for some of that too.”
Really interesting interview with some even more interesting points made. Click to the next page to check out the conversation she had with Dupri about all of this, which starts around the 5:00 minute mark.
Allen Iverson has a date this week with the judge who earlier this year called him a horrible parent … and seeing as his ex claims he owes $40,000 in child support … this new hearing will probably go as poorly for Iverson as the last one.
As TMZ first reported, when Iverson’s divorce was finalized back in February, the judge in the case tore Iverson’s parenting skills a new one … saying, “He does not know how to manage the children” and he “has been a hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development.”
Now TMZ has learned Iverson’s ex, Tawanna, has filed docs with the court saying that Iverson has failed to honor the child support agreement that was handed down back in January.
Read more on TMZ.com.
Mind Your Business, Lady: One Of Nate Dogg’s Baby’s Mothers Trying To Stop Child Support To Another!
This is really stupid.
According to TMZ, Rhoda Mouton filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court last week in an attempt to have a judge deny Omena Norris’ child support increase request.
Mouton, who has the elder child (a teenaged son) by Nate Dogg, says that Norris lied in her documents when she said that her seven year old son with Nate has not received any social security checks. In fact, Mouton says Norris’ child received $694 per month from Social Security.
Nate Dogg died in 2011 due to complications of multiple strokes.
Norris, who currently receives $1,624 monthly for her son, would like an increase to $1,846 per month. Mouton says that since she doesn’t have a good enough reason about why she needs this increase, the judge should deny it. What’s crazier is Mouton says Norris’ child support should be decreased to $802 per month.
This is all so weird. Why is one woman worried about what the next woman is getting as long as her son is being taken care of as well? Perhaps they don’t get along and that’s fine but..mind your business. Could it be that Mouton feels more of a sense of “entitlement” because her son is older? Either way, it doesn’t even matter.
No word yet on when the judge will make his ruling.
Shawty Lo Ain’t Got Nothing On Me: Unemployed Man Brags About Loving All 18 Of His Children And The 17 Women Who Mother Them
It’s stories like this that really make me believe that humanity is doomed!
Meet 33-year-old Orlando Shaw of Tennessee. He fathers 22 children (whom he sometimes refers to as his “siblings”) by 14 different women. Although he confidently boasts about knowing all of his children’s names and loving all of their mothers, if you ask him on the wrong day, he may lose count and tell you that he has “roughly 18″ children by 17 women.
He’s currently unemployed and has been dragged to court by all 14 of those women over unpaid child support, but he insists that he’s a great father because anytime his
18 22 kids call, he comes running. While being a great father doesn’t necessarily mean you have a load of cash to spend on your children, it’s still pretty hard to believe that one man is able to effectively give all 22 of his children the time and attention that they need. Nashville’s CBS affiliate recently caught up to Shaw as he made his way out of a Tennessee courthouse and hot, ghetto and mess are the only words that come to mind to describe his his interview.
“These are my kids we talking about— my siblings—nobody else’s,” Shaw boasted outside of the Nashville courthouse.
“I love my kids and I could careless what anybody thinks,” he continued.
He also shared that he hopes to be “fixed” soon and that he’s mentoring children because he’s unemployed and doesn’t have a job.
“They know I can’t pay no child support. Why you think I’m out her mentoring and talking to these kids?”
“I don’t want no more kids. I wanna be fixed.
When asked if he could name all of his children, he bragged that almost all of his boys are named Orlando and that most of his daughters’ names are also derived from his, for example, Orlandria, Oneisha, Omika and so on. It doesn’t appear that he plans on seeking gainful employment so that he can support all of these children either. When asked if he hopes to get a job soon, he responded:
“Listen, don’t nothing come to a dreamer, but a dream. I go everywhere looking for a job. Where am I gon’ get one at with my linkling [sic] record?”
“I’m just hoping one day I get lucky and might scratch off the numbers or something. I play the hell out of Tennessee lottery,” he admitted with a straight face.
I could go on and on about the stupidity that continued to spew out of this man’s mouth, but I won’t spoil it for you.
Check page two to witness the insanity for yourself. Is anyone else feeling tempted to launch a kickstarter so that we can all chip in and get this dude snipped?
From The Grio
Earlier this month, boxer Floyd Mayweather was in the news for his (expected) triumph over boxing opponent Robert Guerrero. And last week, Mayweather, no stranger to attention seeking, made headlines again, but in a way he probably never expected.
On Mother’s Day, he paid a visit to his ex Josie Harris, who is mother to three of his four children. Harris has also appeared on the reality show Starter Wives Confidential exposing her ongoing “relationship” with Mayweather, and on May 1 Harris gave an interview to Yahoo sports explaining that they’ve had “one intimate encounter” since he served time for assaulting her in front of their children.
This is also despite Mayweather’s engagement to another woman, Shantel Jackson, who lives with Mayweather. Anyway, Mayweather and Harris — recently it seems – wound up in a bed together. As he slept, Harris snapped a picture of him that was posted to Instagram on Mother’s Day.
This, however, is not when things stop being crazy. Mayweather’s fiancee, who of course heard about the pictures, if not saw them, has not made a public statement about her fiancé being pictured in the bed with his ex. But she did offer a response, of sorts.
After Harris’s picture with Floyd surfaced, Jackson posted a mini-photo essay on Intsagram, documenting her life with Floyd. The images included a walk-in closet the size of a garage, a series of expensive designer bags displayed (and protected) like precious artifacts in a museum, and a vintage luxury vehicle. Media Takeout interpreted her images as a way of saying to Harris, “you may have his [p*nis], but I have his pockets.”
Read more at TheGrio.com
It was all good a couple of years ago.
Former NFL star Chad Johnson is trying to keep his financial head above water and part of that includes wanting his child support payments for one of his children lowered.
Johnson recently filed court papers stating that he would like the court payments lowered because when he initially agreed to pay the $5,420 per month back in March 2012, he was doing very well for himself. But now, Johnson says he cannot afford the payments stating he”finds himself without a contract and without a team. Simply [I am] unemployed.”
The child involved in these particular documents is a son he has with Andrea Pearson. They were involved in a bit of a child support “battle” until they both agreed on that monthly $5,420 check. The son is one of five children Johnson has fathered.
There was no word from TMZ how much child support, if any, he pays for all of his other children.
My, how the “mighty” have fallen. Johnson was having a pretty good year in 2012 for quite some time: he became an even bigger star after he began dating and eventually being engaged to Basketball Wives cast member Evelyn Lozada. But that relationship ended in the summer of 2012 after he head butted her during an argument.
He was then released from the Miami Dolphins, he lost pretty much all of his endorsement deal and he and Evelyn’s reality show was shut down.
No word yet on how the judge will rule.