Celebrity Family Law Tidbits on Thanksgiving
Since today is Thanksgiving, and so many of our friends and readers are out of town celebrating with family, we decided to shake things up around the law firm. So today we’re writing a different kind of blog post – it’s a quick hit summary of the latest family law related goings-on with some of our favorite celebrities.
- Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are still on the road to splitsville. Their 72 day marriage didn’t even make it to Halloween (Ms. K filed for divorce on that day) let alone to Thanksgiving. Kim has been keeping herself out of the spotlight due to the unexpected negative public backlash, but the next season of one of her reality shows debuts in a week so we imagine we’ll see her out and about soon. One celebrity gossip outlet reported that the soon-to-be-divorced newlywed had already ordered her Christmas cards featuring the happy couple on their wedding day. But Kim K tweeted this week that she and the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan were posing for their official Christmas card photo so there’s no worry that her ex will be in the picture. Sorry Kris Humphries – it just wasn’t your year!
- Justin Bieber – aka The Biebs – reportedly gave up his DNA for paternity testing last Friday and now the alleged baby momma is nowhere to be found. We reported that the Biebs’ legal team claimed they would aggressively pursue Mariah Yeater and her lawyers for abuse of process if DNA testing proved that Justin is not the father of Ms. Yeater’s baby. The Biebs’ lawyers said they wanted to make an example of accuser Mariah Yeater to discourage future fame-chasers from using the legal system to abuse celebrities. Now it seems that Ms. Yeater and her legal advisors are not stepping up to provide samples of the baby’s DNA. Stay tuned because this seems to be far from over! (Editor’s note: it’s being reported that Ms. Yeater is now asking for another DNA sample from Justin Bieber because no one from her team was present during the first collection to ensure it was in fact the Biebs’ DNA.)
- This last celebrity tidbit is for our parents’ generation. For those who grew up with the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and those who’ve discovered the music of that era with the uber-successful Jersey Boys musical on Broadway, there’s some family law gossip to read. After 27 years of marriage, Frankie Valli and his wife Randy have decided to divorce and their financials are now coming out in legal documents. Mrs. Valli currently receives $30,000 a month from her ex in a combination of spousal and child support. But that’s not her only income. She reportedly also receives Social Security income because she has minor children with Frankie and he’s a senior citizen. Don’t cry for Frankie though because he’s not scraping by on a Social Security check. His income is reported as $515,000 per month! Without question, his golden years are just that! Maybe both he and the ex could donate that extra social security cash to help others this holiday season.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!