Mechelle Epps, ex-wife of US comedian, Mike Epps is demanding N40m per month from him as alimony because she is too old to work.
The 36-year old mother of two is bent on draining the pocket of her ex, as she demands $100,000 as a celebrity divorcee.
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Hollywood divorces are becoming as expensive as Nigerian weddings, and most times, it is the man who bears the financial cost.
According to court documents released by TMZ, Mrs. Epps requires that amount to cover her clothing, shoes, hair for herself and her daughters. and because her estranged husband did not want her to work during their marriage; she is now officially too old to find a job.
She says her estranged husband did not want her to work during their marriage, therefore she is now officially too old to start finding a job.
Mike Epps is a famous stand-up comedy and has played roles in successful comedies like Friday After Next, Lottery Ticket, The Fighting Temptations and many others. He is valued at $3.5m and was married to Mechelle for 10 years.
Mike Epps and family
Similarly, a Nigerian man, Bello U, in Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State, has asked his divorce-seeking wife to pay him N3 million for her freedom.
His wife, Aishatu sued Bello at the City Lower Shari’a Court, Sokoto, after begging to be divorced. Aishatu, who spoke through her lawyer, Abubakar Sani, told the court that her husband has no respect for her parents and other relatives. She said they have been living like cat and dog in the past five years.
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“I am ready to pay N150,000 to Umar in order to divorce me, or the court should order the Valuation of the exact amount to be given.”
Bello, through’s counsel, Ibrahim Nata’ala, told the court that Aishatu must pay N3 million due to the present economic recession in the country.
If she failed to pay the money, the court should allow the couple to settle with their relations on how best to settle the matter. The presiding judge, Justice Faruk Ibrahim adjourned the case till March 27 for another hearing.