Terrence Howard Takes “L” In Court Against Ex-Wife, Ordered To Pay $$$

Posted On : October 3, 2017

Terrence Howard and his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent Howard, have been battling it out over spousal support for quite some time. But, now a judge has finally made a decision and it’s not in the Empire star’s favor. According to the Daily Mail, Howard has been ordered to pay his ex-wife spousal support in the amount of $5,800 a month. For Howard, the judgment is definitely an “L” because it comes after he’d actually convinced a judge that he’d previously agreed to pay under duress.

Bullied Or Nah?:

For those who don’t remember, Howard previously claimed that he was actually bullied into paying his estranged ex a sizable monthly payment because he feared she would leak embarrassing information about him. He referenced a previous call between them where he alleged Ghent threatened him into making the payments. A year after that call, which was said to have taken place back in 2011, the couple agreed to a substantial divorce settlement with Howard making payments. Then in 2014, he claimed that he only made approximately $6,000 and could not afford to make the payments. Despite being a high-demand actor starring in not one but two hit FOX series at the time, he claimed most of his income went to his first ex-wife, Lori McMasters, whom he has three children with.

No Such Luck:

But, despite Howard’s claims,  a three-justice panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles ruled unanimously in Ghent’s favor back in June. “Mutual bullying does not describe a relationship in which one party’s will is subsumed by the other’s, and does not warrant setting aside a judgment as a matter of law,” the June ruling said.

So, it looks like Howard will be paying out for quite some time. Ironically, Ghent – who was Howard’s second wife – is the only one he did not have children with. He has three older children from his first marriage, two with Miranda Pak.

Remember…Love has the power to heal or kill… Always proceed with caution!