Terrence Howard Can’t Afford to Pay Spousal Support


Terrence Howard’s bank account  is taking a major hit thanks to one ex who he already pays spousal support and another who wants her share.

The Oscar-nominated actor is claiming he cannot afford to pay his ex-wife Michelle Ghent $325,000 in back spousal support because he only brings in $5,878 a month. Howard is now requesting that the judge throw the divorce settlement out, stating that he and Ghent “were only married a year and he was extorted and blackmailed into signing the settlement,” according to TMZ.

Howard has appeared in successful films such as “The Butler” and “The Best Man Holiday,” but insists that he is not seeing the benefits from the films because the income goes directly to his first wife of 14 years, Lori McCommas. The money covers spousal support and child support for their daughter, Heaven, and son, Hunter, before he even sees it.

After McCommas’ expenses are covered, he alleges, she cuts a check, leaving Howard with $5,878 a month.

These details were all provided in legal documents as reasons he would not be able to pay back spousal support to his second ex-wife.

On top of the financial dispute, Howard has been ordered to stay at least 300 feet away from Ghent for three years after she claimed the actor “sucker punched” her and attempted to choke her this past July while on vacation in Costa Rica.

Despite the drama of his past relationships, Howard has moved on and is now remarried to a Canadian woman named Miranda, after knowing her for a month. The pair made their red carpet debut in November at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Best Man Holiday.”

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