'Big Bang Theory' Star Kaley Cuoco's Ex Requests Spousal Support

Tennis player Ryan Sweeting was married to Cuoco, worth a reported $45 million, for 21 months.
2:28 | 10/21/15

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delorean but now time for our "Heat index" and this morning's hot button and turning the tables. There's the hot button. Big thanks to our Kaley Cuoco, one of the highest paid actresses on TV and now her ex filed papers demanding she pay him alimony and Linzie Janis here with the story. Reporter: Kaley Cuoco is wildly successful and worth considerably more than her husband and after a very brief marriage he's looking for spousal support. You are so funny. Reporter: This morning, "Big Ba bang" star Kaley Cuoco's life might get more complicated. According to court documents obtained by ABC news, her husband Ryan sweeting is seeking spousal support from the actress after just 21 months of marriage. Ryan has asked the court to allow him to receive spousal support from Kaley and he's also requested that any requests from Kaley for spousal support be denied. Reporter: Cuoco spied for divorce in September citing irreconcilable differences. A seemingly abrupt ending to their whirlwind romance. I'm getting married! Reporter: The duo tying the knot after just three months of dating. The couple having a fairy tale wedding on new year's eve of 2013. The bride even wearing this much talked about pink gown. I feel unbelievable. This is my custom gown that I wanted to wear pink. Reporter: Cuoco is said to be the highest paid actress currently on television and is worth a reported $45 million. A far cry from sweeting who's estimated net worth is reportedly around $2 million. There is a prenuptial agreement. He himself is a wealthy man and the court is not likely to award support. They're more likely to enforce the terms of the prenuptial agreement. Reporter: This isn't the first celebrity case of its kind. In September, Brian Austin green filed for spousal support from Megan fox. His wife of five years. There's a definite trend we're seeing as practitioners that there are more men seeking support from their wives than we've ever seen before and that's primarily because women are making more money now. Lawyers also report that in addition to spousal support, more and more women are being ordered to pay child support. So great that women are making more money but this goes with the territory. These settlements. I guess it does. Let's see how it works out.

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