Brandi Glanville and Eddie Cibrian are going at it again. The former couple (hard to believe, eh?) got into a spat (over Twitter, natch) when Brandi accused Eddie of coming after her for child support even though he's, in her words, "mr fancy new cars & house man" -- probably paid for by his wealthier wife, LeAnn Rimes. But Eddie has hit back that he never asked Brandi for child support. That denial apparently wasn't enough because now US Weekly has an entire letter from a lawyer with Eddie not only again denying he's trying to get any child support, but explaining what monies he is trying to get from Brandi.
The letter stated:
Eddie has been and is continuing TO pay child support to Brandi. This is an unrelated issue and regards the QDRO -- Qualified Domestic Relations Order. It only pertains to the division of Eddie’s retirement plan. This was discussed, agreed upon and in place four years ago in 2010 and is now being divided up.
Most of the issue probably pertains to what the Daily Mail says was overpayment on Eddie's part -- and that Brandi back-owes him $100,000 overpaid in alimony. Something tells me Brandi will have something to say about that too. Oh, wait. She does. Brandi tweeted:
TMZ has been updated by MY lawyer! So over all this nonsense! I just want EC to leave me alone so I can be happy and move frwd. BYE— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) February 20, 2014
Brandi's lawyer is suuuuure busy.
Anyway, whoever owes whom money is kind of besides the point. All of this is working its way into the press, where surely their sons Mason and Jake will read it someday. In fact, 10-year-old Mason could be reading the whole thing now.
To be fighting about child support in public -- isn't that going to just make your kids feel awful? Like, Oh, are we all about money now?
It's one thing for them to dig at each other about their marriage -- which in and of itself is questionable when you've got kids -- but to take swipes at each other over who should be paying for the kids ... I can't think of a better way to make kids feel like crap. I'm sure that isn't their intent, but I can't think of any kid who wants to hear mommy and daddy crying over who had to support them more. Both should be happy to support them!
And it's not just Brandi and Eddie who do this kind of thing. I see exes arguing over child support on Facebook! Please, people, keep these things to yourselves.
Should people argue over child support in public?
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