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Jesse Williams's ex-wife, Aryn Drake-Lee will have to get a job after a judge drastically reduced her $40K a month child support payments.

The former "Grey's Anatomy" star pleaded with a judge to reduce his child support payments, saying his ex should get a job.

In her response, Drake-Lee said she shouldn't have to get a job just because he quit his high-paying acting gig.

According to TMZ, a judge sided with Jesse, and "temporarily modified" his monthly child support payments to $6,413 based on his current salary o f $1,668 per week.

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According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, Drake-Lee said she believes her ex has the necessary funds to continue paying her their agreed-upon support of $40K a month for their two children.

After finalizing their divorce in 2020, the couple agreed Jesse would pay $40,000 a month in child support and she would keep the house.

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In his motion to reduce his child support payments, Jesse pleaded with the judge, saying he decided to leave Grey's Anatomy so he could grow as an artist. He is currently starring in a Broadway play, Take Me Out, but his salary is only $1,668 per week — a mere pittance of his Grey's Anatomy paychecks.

Jesse said Drake-Lee should return to her lucrative career as a real estate agent in New York. But her attorney disagreed, saying:

"...he fails to mention that [Aryn] gave up her thriving career in New York for him more than 13 years ago, to relocate to California to support and focus on building his acting career and businesses. Her 'income' during the marriage as his unofficial manager, is comparable to her income now."

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Jesse Williams' ex-wife Aryn Drake-Lee says she shouldn't have to get a job just because he quit his high-paying acting gig.

Aryn responded to Jesse's plea to lower his $40,000 in monthly child support. She told a judge her children shouldn't have to live like paupers after Jesse chose to walk away from his lucrative job on Grey's Anatomy.

According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, Aryn said she believes her ex has the necessary funds to continue paying her their agreed-upon support of $40K a month.

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A judge previously ruled that the actor had to pay his ex-wife $50,000 per month in both spousal and child support, adding up to a total of $100,000 per month! The judge cited Jesse's "extraordinarily high" monthly salary of $521,000 as a reason for his ruling, according to DailyMail.com.

After finalizing their divorce in 2020, the couple agreed he would pay $40,000 a month in child support and she would keep the house.

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They managed to co-parent amicably over the next few years. However, earlier this year, Aryn filed a motion asking a judge to strip Jesse of joint custody because he was "behaving erratically" around their kids. She claims he fired their nanny without consulting her first.

Jesse countered, saying Aryn refused to work with him and he denied acting erratically.

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In his motion to reduce his child support, Jesse said he decided to leave Grey's Anatomy so he could grow as an artist. He is currently starring in a Broadway play, Take Me Out, but his salary is only $1,668 per week — a mere pittance of his Grey's Anatomy paychecks.

The actor told the judge he is struggling to make ends meet after the drastic reduction in his paycheck.

"I am requesting the Court reduce the child support to a reasonable amount I can afford given the significant reduction in my income and the now fluctuating nature of my income. The child support should also be reflective of our two young children’s actual lifestyle and not some exorbitant/imagined version."

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Jesse suggested Aryn get a job to help support herself and their children. He noted Aryn previously earned a nice living working as a real estate agent in New York.

Aryn responded, saying "[Jesse] left a favorable, coveted, high-paying position on a successful T.V. show, in pursuit of his 'own path,' and now seeks to shed his family responsibilities."

Her lawyer accused Jesse of placing his needs above the needs of their children.

"In his Request, [Jesse] mentions [Aryn's] education and prior earnings as a real estate agent," the lawyer wrote.

"However, he fails to mention that [Aryn] gave up her thriving career in New York for him more than 13 years ago, to relocate to California to support and focus on building his acting career and businesses. Her 'income' during the marriage as his unofficial manager, is comparable to her income now."

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Dr Dre escaped his failed marriage to Nicole Threatt Young with most of his fortune intact.

The mega producer is reportedly "delighted" that his ex-wife is only getting a fraction of his $800 million estate.

According to TMZ, Dre agreed to pay Nicole $100 million -- $50 million now, and $50 million a year from now.

The divorce settlement won't put a dent in Dre's estimated net worth of $820 million.

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Nicole is reportedly upset that she didn't get half of Dre's total net worth. Fortunately for Dre, he had an ironclad prenup that she tried -- and failed -- to contest.

Dre gets to keep 7 of the properties they own, including a Malibu home, 2 homes in Calabasas, and 4 properties in the L.A. area, including the $100 million Brentwood estate.

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In addition, Dre gets full rights to his master recordings, trademarks and interests in various partnerships and trusts. He also keeps all of their Apple stocks, which includes the proceeds from the sale of Beats by Dre.

In addition to 4 cars, she gets to keep jewelry, cash and bank accounts that she had maintained during the marriage.

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Going forward, Nicole must pay her own legal fees. The final bill amounts to millions of dollars.

Sources tell TMZ that Nicole could have walked away with a bigger slice of Dre's empire had she settled a year ago. "She could have even been on the field for the Super Bowl halftime show as a friendly ex-wife," the source said.

The final settlement means Nicole will not get spousal support -- something she hotly contested during the bitter divorce.

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Robert De Niro's estranged wife Grace Hightower won't get half of the actor's earnings, a court ruled.

The Raging Bull star filed for divorce from Hightower, his wife of 21 years, in December 2018. She demanded half of the actor's $300 million fortune, despite signing an ironclad prenuptial agreement in 2004.

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Hightower claimed the wording of the contract also grants her 50 per cent of De Niro's earnings since they exchanged vows in 2004, which she believes to be around $300 million.

However, the Appellate Division rejected Hightower's arguments, and upheld the Manhattan Supreme Court ruling from February.

"The husband's income earned during the marriage and other business assets acquired during that time are his separate property," the court ruled.

De Niro's lawyer Caroline Krauss told Page Six after the ruling: "The decision speaks for itself. We obviously agree with the conclusion."

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Hightower will still walk away with millions from the divorce. She and De Niro will sell their $20 million former marital home, and $6 million from the sale proceeds will go towards a house for Grace and their two children.

De Niro will also pay his ex $1 million a year in alimony, until she remarries or one of them dies, as per the terms of their prenup.

Hightower and De Niro first headed to divorce court in 1999 after just two years as husband and wife. They subsequently reconciled and remarried in 2004.

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Wendy Williams and her ex Kevin Hunter have reached a financial agreement regarding his living arrangements. She must pay her cheating ex $250,000 to find another home, Page Six reports.

$250,000 won't buy much of a house in the wealthy enclaves of New York and New Jersey. But Hunter can use the cash as a down payment on a suitable place for himself and his baby mama Sharina Hudson.

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Page Six reports the former couple reached a financial agreement as part of their divorce proceedings, according to new court documents.

Williams must pay Hunter $250,000 so that he can "secure new living arrangements," in a city where a swanky apartment goes for $15,000 a month. Hunter was ordered to vacate their marital home in Livingston, New Jersey, which was put up for sale over the summer.

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Wendy, 55, filed for divorce from Hunter after she learned that he fathered a baby girl with Hudson.

It took years for Wendy to finally admit her husband was cheating on her. Even then she chose to stay with him as he maintained two separate households on her coin.

Wendy recently took a jab at Hudson, who she says is "miserable" now that Hunter's income has taken a hit.

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"Life is not what you think it is behind the scenes, trust me," Wendy said during Wednesday's Hot Topics segment. "Homegirl is miserable," said Wendy before imitating the woman rocking a crying baby. "That's what you get!"

Wendy wished Hunter well with his "new family" while insisting she couldn't get divorced from him quick enough.

"I want a divorce like yesterday, I want a divorce two months ago, three months ago. Whenever I found out, four months ago," she said.

Despite her newfound independence, Wendy apparently still has the hots for her ex and they remain friends.

"I want a divorce, and I want to be friends with Kevin. I mean, and not because we have a son but because that was real love. I still love him just not in that way."
 

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