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The Most Expensive Celebrity Child Support Payments  

Matthew Cole Weiss
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Some people make $51,000 dollars a year, and others spend that amount on child support alone. Those people are typically wealthy celebrities.   

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. Celebrities like Halle Berry have gone to court to lower their obligations. 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, many 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.

Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Expensive Celebrity Child Support Payments
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Since their divorce in 2008, Alex Rodriguez has reportedly been paying approximately $115,000 a month between child and spousal support to his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis. In October 2018, however, A-Rod reportedly took Scurtis back to court, seeking to lower his monthly dues now that he's not earning nearly what his salary was before retiring from baseball.

Age: 43

Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Expensive Celebrity Child Support Payments
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Sure, Charlie Sheen is a rich man, but it still hurts every time he cuts a child support check. His ex-wife Denise Richards recently let Sheen reduce his child support payments to $22,000 a month for their two daughters. However, he pays $55,000 to his other ex, Brooke Mueller, for their twins. 

Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Kirk Kerkorian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Expensive Celebrity Child Support Payments
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In 2010, ex-MGM resort owner Kirk Kerkorian was ordered to pay a staggering $100,000 per month in child support for his daughter with ex-wife Lisa.  

Age: 101

Birthplace: Fresno, California

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Brendan Fraser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Expensive Celebrity Child Support Payments
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In 2013, Brendan Fraser went to court to try and lower the $75,000 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.

Age: 50

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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