Marc Anthony fathered two sons with his ex-wife Dayanara Torres (they split in 2004), but he’s not too pleased about her recent demand that he up the amount of child support he pays for them. He currently pays $13,000 a month, but she wants him to tack an extra digit on to that number and make it $113k so that the kids aren’t “living in poverty” when they’re home with her.
Dayanara says she wants the ability to fly her and the kids on private jets, to travel around the world and stay in 5-star hotels.
In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Marc says he’s saving Dayanara from herself by refusing to up the child support. He claims, the boys already have everything they need and the increase would “spoil them rotten.”
Marc scoffs at Dayanara’s plea for money so she can have a full staff, including a cook and a nanny. Marc says when he has the kids in L.A., “I cook or we order in. We often get Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut or Chinese food.”
And get this. Marc hired a psychologist who wrote a declaration to the judge, discussing, “the problems of children who are raised with near unlimited funds, particularly children in Los
Angeles whose parents have made very large amounts of money in the entertainment industry.”
The shrink says these kids — especially in adolescent and teenage years — “become high-risk for illicit drugs, alcohol and a fast-paced lifestyle that they are not emotionally capable of handling.”
Damn, he REALLY doesn’t want to shell out that money. To be fair, I think he has a point. However, I bet he doesn’t follow that line of thought for his two kids with Jennifer Lopez. Granted, they’re both rich so she’s not going to be asking him for more money (especially considering she has more than he does), but it just seems… kinda messed up. One, on his ex-wife’s gall to even ask for such a ludicrous amount of money and two, that he’s going so hard to fight it with such a flimsy excuse. Just tell homegirl to stop being so greedy and call a spade a spade there.