John Edwards has allegedly kicked his baby mama (and his baby!) out on the street, after he felt like Rielle was taking advantage of his deep pockets. According to the National Enquirer, Rielle wasn’t impressed by the sum John was offering in child support and was gold digging asking for more — $18,000 a month.
The whole thing came to a head only days before Rielle and Frances were schedule to move into the million dollar home, in the Edwards’ neighborhood, that John recently bought for them.
Apparently, John thought the house was a pretty righteous gift and was hoping to use it to keep his child support expenses low. Rielle had different plans. Hold on, this could get mighty ugly. From the Enquirer:
“John thought he had sweetened the deal by getting Rielle a house, but she didn’t think what he’d offered to pay in regular support for their daughter was fair,” an insider disclosed.
John was so angry that he wouldn’t let Rielle move into the house, even with a moving van full of her belongings en route.
So a week after Thanksgiving, Rielle found herself without a place to live – and no agreement with John for their daughter’s long-term support. She’s absolutely furious, and may take the whole thing public!”
Wow, that’s harsh. I really didn’t think John had it in him, but it seems he’s ready to play hardball.
Here’s a question: Is $18,000 a month a reasonable sum of money for John to pay in child support? Do you think John spends $18K a month on his own kids?
Ever since the Enquirer broke the John Edwards affair story, we’ve felt somewhat obligated to tune into their John Edwards coverage … if nothing else.
Still, this seems like a pretty huge honkin’ deal, one that will have aftershocks and follow-ups. So, we’ll stay tuned to see if any other sources pick this up.