'Gal-imony': Celeb Women Who Pay in the Divorce

Kirstie Alley and ex-husband Parker Stevenson.

Alley's 1997 divorce from ex-husband Parker Stevenson became fodder for the tabloids when Stevenson sued for spousal support.

Alley was at the height of her career playing Ted Danson's love interest on "Cheers," when she split from her husband of 14 years, Stevenson of "Hardy Boys" and "Baywatch" fame.

In documents that leaked to the press, Stevenson detailed their lavish lifestyle, which included multiple residences with full-time staffs of housekeepers, chefs and nannies; exotic animals for pets, children's birthday parties with marching bands and lavish gifts of Ferraris and sailboats.

In one filing, Stevenson asked for "sufficient support" to "maintain a lifestyle commensurate to that which Kirstie and I had enjoyed during our marriage," including $18,000 a month to pay rent on a home in Bel Air.

Though Stevenson had once enjoyed the spotlight, he claimed that his earnings were only a fraction of what Alley earned and he did not expect to ever approach her income.

Ultimately, he settled for a one-time payout of $6 million, according to Forbes.com.

Anne Heche

Anne Heche and ex-husband Coley Laffoon.

Heche's divorce from Coley Laffoon was not pretty. In the press, she called him a deadbeat dad to their son Homer, now 6. In court papers, he called her crazy, referring to her 2001 autobiography titled "Call Me Crazy."

Heche, who had once been linked to Ellen DeGeneres, married Laffoon, a video photographer in 2002. Laffoon claimed in legal papers that he quit his job to stay home and take care of Homer while Heche was shooting the ABC series "Men in Trees" in Vancouver.

When the marriage broke up five years later, Laffoon sought at least $33,000 a month in spousal support and custody of Homer, claiming that Heche was a poor parent with "bizarre and delusional behavior," according to a court filing obtained by People magazine.

Heche shot back in a statement released to the press: "For the past several years, the child's father has refused to get a job in order to contribute financially to the child's care."

The case was finally settled earlier this year. In lieu of alimony, Heche was ordered to pay Laffoon a lump sum of $275,000 along with $3,700 a month in child support, according to The Associated Press.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson and her once secret ex-husband Rene Elizondo

Jackson was able to keep her 1991 marriage to longtime collaborator Rene Elizondo completely hush-hush until Elizondo filed for divorce in June 2000. "I hope my fans will understand that I tried to keep my marriage private in an effort to have a normal family life. I wish Rene only the best going forward," Jackson said in a statement to Jet magazine at the time.

Elizondo, who co-wrote 37 of Jackson's biggest hits, including "Rhythm Nation" and "That's the Way Love Goes," was obviously hoping for more than Jackson's best wishes. Challenging the validity of his prenuptial agreement, he sued Jackson for a reported $25 million in support.

After a two-year legal battle, the couple quietly settled. According to US Weekly, Elizondo received $15 million, the couple's Mercedes and their five-bedroom Malibu beachfront home.

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