Candace Parker Shelden Williams

Women who demand equality should watch what you ask for: you just might get it. Ask WNBA star Candace Parker, who was forced to fork over $400,000 to her retired NBA ex-husband in a divorce settlement.

Parker and her ex-husband Shelden Williams, a former top NBA draft pick, agreed to a lump sum divorce settlement, according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports.



Candace married Williams back in 2008, two years after he was selected 5th overall in the 2006 NBA Draft.

Williams earned over $12 million during his 6-year career, but Parker earned more during her stint in the WNBA. So she agreed to pay Williams $400,000 in one tidy lump sum in exchange for not paying ongoing spousal support.

She can afford it. The ex-couple split the profit from the sale of their Encino, CA home which recently sold for $3.75 million.

They also agreed to co-parent their 8-year-old daughter, and they will split the cost of her education and upbringing.

That sounds like an amicable divorce between two friends.

Aryan Drake-Lee Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams’s estranged wife has filed legal documents asking for more spousal support, WENN.com reports.

The Grey’s Anatomy star split from Aryn Drake-Lee, the mother of his two children, last year after almost five years of marriage. A judge ordered Williams to pay Drake-Lee $50,695 a month in temporary spousal support.

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Mary J Blige at the 90th Annual Academy Awards

Mary J. Blige is officially free from her ball and chain husband, Kendu Isaacs. The 47-year-old R&B Diva settled her bitter divorce on Friday, WENN.com reports. Blige reportedly reached a settlement with her estranged husband and former manager, after filing court papers to end their 12-year marriage in July, 2016.

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Poor Kendu Isaacs is having trouble making ends meet on the meager monthly support he receives from his estranged wife, R&B singer Mary J. Blige.

In June a judge ordered Blige, 46, to pay Isaacs $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support. But Isaacs says that’s just not enough cash to support the luxury lifestyle he grew accustomed to as Blige’s husband.

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Jesse Williams

Devastated fans of actor Jesse Williams are still recovering from the news that he filed for a divorce from his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee. Allegedly, the blue eyed Grey’s Anatomy star cheated on his wife with co-star Minka Kelly.

But there is debate whether he actually “cheated” on his wife if they were separated for over a year.

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Tasha Smith

Art imitates life for actress Tasha Smith, who went from marrying her “glorified personal assistant” to being a bitter divorcee.

A judge ordered the Why Did I Get Married star to pay her ex-husband, Keith Douglas, $7,000 a month in spousal support — that’s in addition to the $50,000 she was ordered to give him last year.

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Sesame Street Gordon dumps wife

The ex-wife of one of Sesame Street’s most lovable characters has filed for spousal support after she alleges he dumped her for a younger woman.

Roscoe Orman, who played the kind and nurturing “dad” Gordon Robinson, is accused of leaving his ex-wife, Sharon Orman, “destitute” after 40 years of marriage.

“I want people to know he’s been living a double life,” Sharon told The NY Post’s Page SIx. “I gave up my career to raise the kids and never cheated on him. I am the one who made him a ‘Sesame Street’ dad. This is what I get after 40 years? You can leave me now?”

The Ormans, who have 4 grown children, never legally married.

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