Anyone who has been trying to get their hands on more child support money from a famous person no doubt read that headline and sunk to the ground like Jenifer Lewis in that GIF from Dirty Laundry. Because holy shit in the name of Saint Child Support, that’s a lot of money. According to Radar Online, one-time Jenner boyfriend and current NBA player Blake Griffin has reportedly been ordered to pay the mother of his two children $258,000 a month.
Radar claims that 29-year-old Detroit Pistons power forward Blake and the mother of his two children, Brynn Cameron, have been fighting in court over their kids Ford and Finley since they split in July 2017. There was a paternity case, and a messy civil suit, in which Brynn accused Kendall Jenner of taking Blake away from their family, thus breaking off their engagement. Brynn also allegedly accused Blake of kicking herself and their two children out of their Pacific Palisades mansion, and that she only had $100 in her bank account.
During their court battle, Brynn claimed Blake should be forking out some serious cash for their kids, as well as her attorney fees, which she said came to $375,000. The judge agreed with Brynn, and Blake now cuts a check for $258,000 every month. The money reportedly goes to school, medical expenses, the rent on a mansion in Manhattan Beach for Brynn and the kids, and any extra-curricular activities. Blake and Brynn share joint legal and physical custody of their kids.
According to court documents, Blake earned a monthly salary of $2.2 million a month in 2016, and that his annual income of basketball, endorsements, and investments, came to $35 million. If that’s accurate, then $3.1 million a year in child support isn’t really hurting him.
Blake and Brynn are still fighting over their civil suit. Along with running out on their family, she accuses him of making her give up her career to stay home with their kids, while he chased after “the glamour of dating a Hollywood celebrity.” Blake and Kendall reportedly broke up in April, and he’s currently dating a model named Francesca Aiello.
Sometimes I feel bad for the children of a rich parent caught in a custody battle, because it might mean splitting time between one normal house and a castle. But in this case, it sounds like those kids will be living the snooty rich high life at both Mommy and Daddy’s house. Or maybe there will be a culture shock, but the rich kid version. “Ewww…a 14k gold-plated straw for my juice box? At Daddy’s, we only sip through pure platinum!”