Since Marc Anthony and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres got divorced, he saw another marriage crumble to pieces, to singer Jennifer Lopez. As it turns out, though, he’s still paying spousal support and alimony to Torres.The marriage, as fans must know, was rocky from the start: Marc and Dayanara were married in 2000 and, only two years later, they’d already separated.
Subsequent reconciliations only helped them see that they could not make the relationship work, and their divorce was pronounced final in 2004.
Eight years later, Marc is still paying Dayanara and the kids’ monthly expenses, TMZ has learned – and, trust us, it’s no trifling sum either.
“Marc Anthony's Miss Universe ex-wife has been living off the singer's gravy train for eight years – because ever since the former couple divorced... Marc's been paying her a staggering $16,500 [€12,894] per month in alimony and child support,” the celebrity e-zine reports.
TMZ underlines that Marc has been making the payments since 2004, but it’s just now that the order has been made public.
“Marc's ex Dayanara Torres – who recently moved to the U.S. – had to file the order in an L.A. court so that she can enforce it on her new home turf,” TMZ says.
“According to the court docs, obtained by TMZ, Marc's been ordered to pay $3,500 USD [€2,735] a month in alimony to Torres – and an additional $6,500 [€5,079] per month in child support for each of their two sons. All told, the bill is $16,500 a month [€12,894],” the same media outlet notes.
Christian and Ryan, Marc’s two boys with Dayanara, were born in 2001 and 2003, respectively. Only one week after their divorce was pronounced final, Marc tied the knot with Jennifer Lopez, which prompted lots of speculation about how he might have been cheating on Dayanara all along.
Only two years ago, Marc owed Uncle Sam about $3.4 million (€2.65 million) in unpaid back taxes.