Marc Anthony`s ex-wife wants more money for child support
Los Angeles: Singer Marc Anthony`s ex-wife Dayanara Torres gas demanded an extra USD 100,000 a month in child support.
The 39-year-old model and actress has taken the Latin superstar to court as she seeks a huge increase in child support payments from USD 12,000 to USD 112,000 a month for 12-year-old Cristian and 10-year-old Ryan, reported TMZ Online.
Court documents have revealed Torres claims that Anthony pays his second ex-wife Jennifer Lopez far more in child support, despite her own successful career.
In the documents, Torres also claims Anthony pleaded poverty during their divorce, but bought Lopez a USD 4 million ring the week it was finalised. He wed the singer a week later, although they are also now divorced.
Anthony, 45, who received the Favourite Latin Artist award on Sunday at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, has said he made USD 1.25 million a month this year.
Torres insists she does not receive enough cash to fund her children`s lifestyle, and has been forced to sell her home and move to a small apartment in the valley.
She goes on to claim that Anthony does not spend time with the boys, one of whom has special needs and that his visits can be weeks or even months apart.
Torres and Anthony got married in 2000 and divorced in 2004 and she`s seeking the child and spousal support based on Anthony`s high earnings.
Anthony`s lawyer Daniel Jaffe countered that his client has fulfilled his support obligations to his former wife and their children.
"Marc has paid every penny, well over USD 13,000 a month," Jaffe said.
The attorney added that Anthony "has paid for all of the kids` schooling, band lessons, camps and all medical and dental costs. Virtually everything."
Jaffe said Anthony would oppose Torres` request for more support in court. Anthony and Lopez have five-year-old twins Emme and Maximilian together.