Last month we learned that Brendan Fraser was going broke over his $900,00 a year alimony and child support payments. He went before a judge and tried to have it reduced, claiming he no longer earns the kind of money he used to – and can’t afford $900,000 a year. Fraser and his wife divorced in 2009 and have three sons together, ages 6, 8 and 10.
I’m sorry – but $900,000 A YEAR!? His wife gets to sit back and collect nearly a million dollars a year!? I’m in the wrong business. I need to impregnate myself with someone rich. I mean I understand completely a wife getting what she deserves, and I’m sure she supported him throughout his career. But you’re trying to tell me it takes a million dollars a year to keep that family going? It sort of makes me crazy, not gonna lie.
I’m sure that at one point Brendan could totally afford to pay her nearly a million per year, but lately he hasn’t had the greatest movies. According to IMDB he does have some movies in the works – but certainly won’t bring him back to where he was …. say 5 years ago.
TMZ got their hands on Brendan’s financials, and by the looks of it, he’s right – he can’t afford that kind of alimony and child support.
Fraser filed docs in Connecticut recently as part of an ongoing battle with his ex-wife to lower his alimony payments, which currently sit at $50,000/month. To prove his financial situation ain’t what it used to be, Fraser listed his monthly income and expenses …. and it’s not pretty.
According to Fraser, he makes about $205,704.04/month, but $112,803.25 goes to professional expenses — DAMN YOU, AGENTS!!! — leaving him with $92,900.79.
Fraser says he makes another $25,800.28 from interest and other financial things rich people get … and then the expenses kick in, including …
Alimony — $50,000
Mortgages — $5,000+
Property tax — $6,000+
Income tax — $34,132.52
Child support — $25,000
Gardening — $5,200
Various insurances — $5,000+
Family support and gifts — $5,000+
Staffing — $3,000
Pet care — $7.77 (Does he have a goldfish?)
And it goes on and on …
All told, Fraser’s expenses have him losing $87,320.01/month. But Fraser’s assets reportedly total just a shade under $25 million … so we think he’ll be fine.
What do you think? Do you sympathize with Brendan’s financial woes?