Morena Baccarin, divorced in March of 2016 from American film director, screenwriter, and producer, Austin Chick, has petitioned a California court to modify her spousal support. Baccarin feels that because she has already paid Chick a substantial amount of money in the form of alimony, enough is enough.
Chick filed for divorce in July 2015, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has joint custody of their son born in October of 2013. Baccarin received a “status only” judgment making the divorce official despite the fact that their financial settlement remains pending. Although the divorce is ongoing, Baccarin has moved onto another relationship as. she’s pregnant with Gotham co-star Ben McKenzie’s baby.
Chick and Baccarin have joint custody of their two-year-old son, but since Baccarin, one of the stars of Gotham, films the show in New York City and Dad is in Los Angeles, the child lives primarily with Baccarin.
Baccarin, who in 2016 starred in Deadpool, was ordered to pay Chick $2,693 in child support, and $20,249 for spousal support monthly on a temporary basis. As this amounts to $275k annually, Baccarin claims that since June 2015 she’s paid Chick $340,088 in spousal support, $100k from their community estate and $147,302 in Deadpool residuals, which totals more than $500k.
Baccarin says that because she’ll likely end up paying significantly less when the settlement is reached, the payments are unfair. It doesn’t help that Chick has made no effort to find any other employment or means of support. In her opinion, Austin is overpaid and underworked.
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