Tyrese Gibson is required to pay $10K in child support to his ex-wife, Samantha Lee, after their divorce was finalized. Although he is off the hook for paying spousal support.
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Tyrese Gibson will pay $10K per month in child support
Tyrese Gibson was ordered to pay $10,690 a month in child support during a proceeding Tuesday. It was held before Superior Court Judge Kevin M. Farmer in Fulton County, Georgia.
According to a TMZ article, Gibson is officially single after a judge granted him a divorce petition from his wife, Samantha Lee Gibson.
In addition, Tyrese and Samantha are parents to three-year-old daughter Soraya.
Samantha had initially asked for $209,000 in child support when she first filed for divorce in September 2020.
However, the Judge reduced it by $46,000 claiming that Tyrese has been paying for Samantha’s car for two years. So, Tyrese now has a lump sum of $169,000.
In addition, Tyrese requested joint physical and legal custody of Soraya during the first hearing on Monday.
The 43-year-old actor said he did not want to pay $20,000 a month in child support and said it was ‘unreasonably high’. He also asked to have the final say on Soraya’s non-medical emergencies.
Tyrese went on to claim that Samantha is extravagant. The star’s lawyer revealed Samantha’s cosmetic expenses two years ago were around $1,740.
They suggested that the child support money actually pays for Samantha’s lifestyle.
Tyrese’s lawyer Tanya Mitchell Graham said, ‘She has asked for a large sum of money in child support but is spending a lot of money on cosmetics. Are you asking for money for the child, or asking for money for her?’
Tyrese Gibson and Samantha Lee Gibson’s relationship
Tyrese Gibson met Samantha Lee for the first time in 2015. They went on to secretly tie the knot in 2017 on Valentine’s Day.
However, in December 2020 the couple announced that they were divorcing.
Regardless, the former couple mentioned in a separate that they will, ‘remain best friends and strong co-parents.’
Meanwhile, the judge said, ‘This is not a punishment for you. Put that money where it belongs, in the boy!’ while declaring the amount for child maintenance.
He also warned them not to tear each other apart in front of their daughter whom they welcomed in October 2018.
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