The 46-year-old actor’s ex-wife Mechelle is asking for $109,036 a month in child and spousal support – and the Los Angeles-area home they shared – to settle their divorce, more than 14 months after Mike filed in January 2016, citing court docs.
Mechelle told the court that Mike, who appears in the upcoming Bruce Willis film Death Wish, earns about $3.5 million annually.
She said that the Indianapolis, Indiana native – who has restricted her access to bank accounts and credit cards – didn’t want her to get a job in the near 10 years they were wed.
Mechelle, a 36-year-old actress, said that she’s having a difficult time finding work at her age, the outlet reported.
Among the expenses she’s petitioned the court for include thousands monthly in clothing and hair care expenses, for their daughters, Mariah, 12, and Maddie, 10; annual tuition fees of $72,000 for their private school; and funds for vacations.
Mechelle told the court her mother watches the two girls at a monthly cost of $3,500, plus has a Mercedes that has a $600 monthly tab – both expenses she seeks Mike to cover in their settlement.
In an interview with the outlet shortly after Epps initially filed last year, Mechelle said The Hangover actor’s plans to divorce were ‘shocking’ to her.
‘You think you’re in a relationship …. and you think loyalty will always win, but … people are people, and sometimes fame gets to their head, you never know,’ she said.