As painful as divorce can be, when it comes to celebrity divorces, it's a star's wallet that can take the hardest hit. For some famous actors, musicians, and businessmen, the costs of child support payments can total into the millions every year. Celebs like Halle Berry have gone to court lower their obligations. Donald Trump probably can't wait until his daughter Tiffany turns 21 so he can stop the checks. And Brendan Fraser claimed he was so broke he can't afford it anymore.
Granted, there's a good chance the celeb child support payments don't always go toward the child. Instead, they might be used to continue the ex's posh lifestyle (we're looking at you, Denise Richards). Still these famous people can afford it, right? Perhaps Heather Mills put it best after getting $70,000 a year from ex Paul McCartney, "Everybody knows he is worth more than $1.6 billion!" But regardless of how much money they have, celebrities still don't like to part with their hard earned cash.
Who has the most expensive child support payments? Check out this list of pricey celebrity child support totals and find out!
Sure, Charlie Sheen has a net worth of a reported $150 million, but it still hurts every time he cuts a child support check-- about $110,000 a month. He pays $55k to ex-wife Denise Richards for their daughters Lola and Sam, as well as another $55k to ex Brooke Mueller for their twin sons Bob and Max. Sheen constantly feuds with his exes, threatening to withhold child support, so who knows how much the kids have actually seen.
Source: NY Daily News
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
Credits: Two and a Half Men, Wall Street, Anger Management, Hot Shots!
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In 2010, ex-MGM resort owner Kirk Kerkorian was ordered to pay a staggering $100k per month in child support for his daughter with ex-wife Lisa. But that wasn't enough for Lisa, who tried raising the payments another $400k a month for his daughter's horse-riding expenses. Yeah... she lost.
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Financiersee more on Kirk Kerkorian
In 2013, Brendan Fraser went to court to try and lower the $75k a month he was paying ex-wife Afton Smith, with whom he had three children: Griffin, Holden and Leland. Fraser claimed that his star power wasn't what it used to be, and he couldn't keep paying that amount of money. Smith, however, claimed he was hiding $9 million dollars!
Source: Huffington Post
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Photographer
Credits: The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Bedazzled
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Back in 2001, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs began paying nearly $20,000 a month in child support to Kim Porter for their son Christian, who was three at the time. Combs was ordered to pay until his son turned 21... which is only in a couple years! Congrats Puffy! However, Combs still has to pay another $35,000 a month to Mysa Hylton-Brim in support of their son Justin.
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, + more
Credits: Training Day, Bad Boys II, Godzilla, Muppets Most Wanted
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