Kenny G Loses Decade-Long Divorce Case, Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife Over $320,000
Kenny G has lost his decade-long legal battle with his ex-wife and has been ordered to pay more than $300,000.
The 66-year-old saxophonist, whose real name is Kenneth Gorlick, married Balynda “Lyndie” Benson-Gorelick on April 5, 1992. The couple then separated on January 9, 2012, and since then, they have been in a legal divorce battle that has ended.
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Kenny was ordered to pay Lyndie $30,000 per month until July 2015, when he would no longer be required to pay child support for their two kids, Noah Reed, now 25, and Maxwell Benson, now 29.
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As for his spousal support, he was ordered to pay his ex-wife $40,000 a month until they either died or remarried. Until last fall, when Kenny filed documents requesting the judge to lower the amount, he claimed a reduced income due to the fact he wasn’t touring.
His divorce attorney said that Lyndie has refused to become fully self-supporting.
The Superior Court of California for Los Angeles County ruled against Kenny’s request and favored Lyndie’s demand for attorney fees.
Lyndie’s lawyer countered that Kenny earns $600,000 just on rental income alone, and if his other assets were included, he would be making five to ten times as much as his ex-wife is making.
Lyndie was awarded a total of $320,000 for attorney fees and legal costs.
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