Seven celebrities who pay huge amounts in child support


In 2007, Britney Spears was ordered to pay Federline $ 36,600 per month for each of her sons until they were 18. Photo / Getty Images

Last week, actor Owen Wilson’s personal life became a surprisingly heated topic of conversation after his massive child support payments were made public.

The Zoolander star has a daughter with a woman who he dated on and off for five years and pays $ 36,560 a month for his expenses.

Wilson – worth around $ 100 million – has never met his one-year-old daughter, Lyla Aranya Wilson, despite sharing her last name.

The actor reportedly requested a DNA test when his ex, Varunie Vongsvirates, claimed the child was his.

He already has two sons with two other wives.

Wilson isn’t the only cashed-in celebrity parent making big monthly payments to their exes.

Here are seven of the most expensive celebrity child support arrangements.


Brad Pitt.  Photo / Getty Images
Brad Pitt. Photo / Getty Images

The separation of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was the Hollywood divorce that rocked the world, and the drama that surrounded it seemed endless, with one of the main points of contention being Pitt’s support payments to his six children. .

In June 2018, documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court claimed that Pitt had not paid “significant” child support to his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for more than a year.

Pitt went on to claim that he had given Jolie more than $ 12 million since their separation in 2016, which she said “didn’t count,” according to the Daily Mail.

A two-page document filed in Los Angeles Superior Court said Pitt loaned Jolie $ 10.7 million to purchase her current home and paid more than $ 1.7 million in bills relating to their children since 2016 .

Jolie’s net worth is estimated at $ 234.2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and in 2014 she was ranked 74th highest-earning celebrity by Forbes. The same site estimates Pitt’s net worth at $ 351.3 million.

Pitt and Jolie eventually came to an agreement, setting up a payment deal that was not made public.


Charlie Sheen.  Photo / Getty Images
Charlie Sheen. Photo / Getty Images

Struggling actor Charlie Sheen may have a net worth of $ 220 million, but at one point he was cutting two child support checks totaling around $ 161,000 a month.

He paid ex-wife Denise Richards about $ 80,000 for their daughters Lola and Sam, and the same to ex-Brooke Mueller for their twin sons Bob and Max.

According to TMZ in 2016, Richards and Mueller both agreed to a cut to $ 40,000 each, which means Sheen pays $ 80,000 a month for his estranged wives and children.


Eddie Murphy.  Photo / Getty Images
Eddie Murphy. Photo / Getty Images

The comedian has 10 kids from various exes – so it’s safe to say he pays a good chunk of child support each month.

The only known sum, however, is what he pays former Spice Girl Mel B, who he dated for nine months in 2006.

A DNA test proved that Eddie Murphy was indeed the father of his daughter, Angel, and the Shrek star was ordered to pay $ 73,000 a month.

He will continue to pay that amount until Angel turns 18, which means the total payout over the years will rise to over $ 15 million.

As for his nine other children, he has two with his current partner, the Australian model Paige Butcher, five with his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell, a son with Paulette McNeely and another son with Tamara Hood Johnson.

It’s unclear how much the star – worth $ 175.7 million – is paying for the children of her other two exes.


Britney Spears.  Photo / Getty Images
Britney Spears. Photo / Getty Images

Britney has only been married to replacement dancer Kevin Federline for three years, but she will be paying huge checks for their two children for much longer.

In the couple’s much-publicized divorce settlement in 2007, Spears was ordered to pay Federline $ 36,600 per month for each of the couple’s two sons, Sean and Jayden, until they were 18.

E! News analyzed the numbers in 2010 and reported that Spears “paid $ 444,432 for child support and child care” that year.

But according to reports from last year, that amount has since increased.

In 2018, The Blast reported that the Toxic singer agreed to pay her ex-husband “thousands more per month in child support” under a new confidential agreement.

It had previously been reported that Federline asked “three times” for more than $ 36,600. Spears also paid thousands of dollars for legal fees and Federline’s fees during the bitter court battle.

Spears is worth around $ 315 million.


Mel Gibson.  Photo / Getty Images
Mel Gibson. Photo / Getty Images

Mel Gibson, whose net worth is estimated at $ 622 million, was ordered to pay his ex-wife Oksana Grigorieva child support in the amount of $ 44,000 per month.

This is an annual sum of $ 528,000 for his daughter Lucia.

His ex-Russian pianist had initially asked for payments of $ 100,000 per month, reported the Daily Mail, but the deal was apparently based on his promise to keep recordings of him using racist language in blind rage secrecy.

She didn’t, and the recordings were released in 2010.

So in the end, the judge’s decision actually saved the Braveheart star.


Brendan Fraser.  Photo / Getty Images
Brendan Fraser. Photo / Getty Images

The former Mummy star is leading the pack, having paid $ 1.3 million a year in child support since 2009.

In 2013, he attempted to reduce the huge payments to his ex-wife Afton Smith, insisting he could no longer pay them, The New York Post reported.

However, his ex-wife then claimed that he had “hid” income from films and falsely claimed that he had not been able to find a job.

The star has appeared in far fewer films since he rose to fame in the 90s.

Fraser has three young sons – Griffin, 10, Holden, 8, and Leland, 6 – with his nine-year-old ex-wife, whom he met in 1993 at a barbecue hosted by Winona Ryder.

The actor’s net worth in 2019 is estimated to be $ 37 million.


Tom Cruise.  Photo / Getty Images
Tom Cruise. Photo / Getty Images

Cruise is worth around $ 366 million, and he’s reportedly paid Katie Holmes $ 48,300 a month in child support for their 13-year-old daughter Suri.

He is also required to pay Suri’s expenses, including medical, dental, insurance, education, and other extracurricular costs.

Monthly payments will end in 2024 when Suri turns 18.


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