Before we get into the details of this, I have to ask, am I the only one who didn’t know that Wendy Raquel Robinson was married?
I’m extremely late because I’m only learning she had a husband because the two are in the process of getting a divorce. It might have been a quiet split had Robinson’s estranged husband, Marco Perkins, not attempted to seek spousal support.
According to Bossip, Perkins is requesting $10,000 a month from the actress so he can maintain his lifestyle.
Perkins filed for divorce last week, after 15 years of marriage. While the couple doesn’t share any children, Perkins believes he’s entitled to support because of the way Robinson treated him before they became estranged.
Perkins said he suffered a debilitating stroke in 2015 and instead of being a supporting and helpful wife, he claims Robinson left in the middle of his recovery, with no money to survive or help get himself back on his feet.
In documents obtained by TMZ, Perkins claimed that he enjoyed a lavish lifestyle when he was married to Robinson and $10,000 a month would help him maintain that standard of living. He also claimed that since he estimates Robinson is bringing in $200,000 a month, she can afford it.
The couple married in 2003. In 2012, Robinson spoke to Essence about their relationship, including how they met and how he proposed. She explained that Perkins was a friend of a friend who ended up in her home for a party she was throwing during an NBA finals game. Robinson said, “The guys were all talking and the ladies were all talking and, you know, he’s holding court, and I’m like, who’s this guy? We just started talking and the rest was history. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. It was really just a connection at first sight and we were both at the right places in our lives and it just happened.”
At the time she claimed that they never wanted to spend more than two weeks away from each other and that he was her best friend.
But life happens.
As far as we can tell, Robinson has yet to speak publicly about the divorce.
Hopefully, they’re able to resolve this with as little conflict as possible. We’re wishing her all the best.