I didn’t even know that Adrian Pasdar and Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks had headed to Splitsville (as my mom would say) nearly two years ago, because they were keeping it classy and quiet like real sophisticated grown-ups with children to set an example for. But apparently teacup-sized fashion pigs aren’t flying over Hollywood today, because this split is taking a predictable messy turn. Adrain has flipped his “no more Mr. Nice Guy” switch and is asking the courts to award him over $60,000 a month in spousal and child support from Natalie’s pocket book (or cowboy boot or wherever it is that cowgirls keep their loot).
Natalie and Adrian were married in 2000 and split in 2017 with Natalie citing the Drew Berryman movie Irreconcilable Differences as the reason. At the time of the split, a rep for Natalie called it “a private family matter” and that was that. But apparently Adrain is sick of living below the Hollywood poverty level and wants Natalie to spill her coffers.
The Blast reports that Adrian is going for the throat:
He wants $44,076 a month in spousal and an additional $16,427 in child support for a grand total of $60,503 a month.
The former “Heroes” star is also demanding the singer pay him $350,000 in attorney fees for the ongoing legal battle.
He claims Maines is extremely wealthy, allegedly making around $2 million a year and $172,000 a month.
In his docs, Pasdar claims Maines has a net worth of $50 million with $2.6 million in liquid assets and property valued at $4.5 million. Pasdar believes she will make millions more this year when she goes on tour with her solo album.
Adrian also claims that he is $200,000 in debt since the split and that he only brings in $150,000 a year. He also left his career to focus on taking care of the kids and Natalie paid for basically everything while they were together. Adrian had to move out of their $12 million Brentwood mansion and into a grimy little $7,000 a month Venice Beach rental, so he’s practically living on the streets in rags, pan handling at freeway offramps to pay for his monthly SodaStream bill.
The only problem is… there is a prenup which says he is not entitled to spousal support. Ooof dah! Point Natalie! It’s amazing what we agree to when the down low parts are a-tingling in the early days of new love.
Adrian must not been making that residual bank from Heros and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and somehow I blinked and missed his 2012 made for TV movie Chasing Leprechauns, but that sounds like the Under The Tuscan Sun of this generation so I’m surprised he didn’t make a few cool mill off that.
Adrian ought to be careful though, because did he learn nothing from the video for Goodbye, Earl? He ought to buy a clue with his last few pennies and watch his back. If Lauren Holly and Jane Krakowski are lingering outside his dump of a $7,000 a month apartment with shovels, he’s as good as rolled in a carpet and stuffed in a trunk.