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Dennis Hopper

Life Is Expensive

4/5/2010 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0405_dennis_hopper_tmz_bnIt cost $26,000 a month to keep Dennis Hopper alive.

During a court hearing today in his mega-bitter divorce case, Hopper's lawyers explained how the cash-strapped actor was spending a fortune each month to battle cancer and other health problems.

Nonetheless, the judge ordered Dennis to pay Victoria Hopper $8,000 a month in spousal support and another $4,000 a month in child support. But wait, there's more. The judge ordered Dennis to pay more than $9,000 a month in child care and household expenses.

The judge also said, "The best thing for this child is not to have his aunts, uncles and cousins fighting with his mother over this child."

The judge also ruled Victoria can continue living in a guest house on one of Dennis' properties -- and he has to pay for the mortgage.

But Victoria has to pay for half of the upkeep of their horses.

The problems of rich people ...

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1.

Kena    

This is such BS.

1576 days ago
2.

Roy D. Mercer    

These laws should be changed. Favor only females. Couple of thousands a month should've been enough for the whole thing.

1576 days ago
3.

c    

Sounds fair, after all she is a crazy spousal abuser, good job judge

1576 days ago
4.

Straight Talkin Texan    

That's VERY unfair to Dennis!

1576 days ago
5.

London not England    

I KNEW that Bitch was TROUBLE when I first saw her when Dennis joined the Riviera Country Club back in the mid 90's....

she looked like a Gold Diggin young slut even back then.....

And Viola' !!!!!!

There you have it old rich Geezers!

Let this be a lesson to you Anna Nichole, Victoria Hopper loving old bastards....PAY FOR YOUR P-USSY.....then you don't have to PAY TWICE!

1576 days ago
6.

Robyn    

I don't feel sorry for any of these old geezers either. They want young wives who they know don't really love them then this is what you get.
Oh and another thing, I never hear these cheap guys who come on TMZ bitching about spousal support when it's the man getting the woman's money. Weird huh? Jessica Simpson? Halle Berry? Sandra Bullock will be paying up soon. I bet you won't say a word about that. Cheapskates!

1576 days ago
7.

HollywoodMan    

and learn your lesson Dennis, what's the deal with the new girlfriend? Are you going to marry her when you get divorced? Are you crazy?

1576 days ago
8.

JLS    

FINALLY! A judge that can see through this man and his adult children who want ALL OF his fortune. I am sorry for Dennis' health probs but his adult children have effectively ruined his marriage and are jockeying for all of his fortune. He is too ill to rationalize anything. Thank you, judge. For his long term wife and tiny daughter.

1576 days ago
9.

Mary Worth    

The poor man is suffering from a terminal illness. And they want to pick him apart, finacially, as well!

Old geezers! Young geezers! Geezers, Shmeezers!

1576 days ago
10.

trufflesrheaven    

All absent parents should pay child support..but this is ridiculious! $12,000 a month to his ex? That is not fair! It doesn't cost that much to take care of a child, or to live...she needs to get a job!! The laws need to be changed, no doubt!

1576 days ago
11.

ME    

I CAN'T STAND WOMEN WHO LIVE OFF OTHER PEOPLE. WHY CAN'T SHE GET A DAMN JOB LIKE THE REST OF US AND STOP SPONGING OFF HIM. SHE'S GOING TO HELL.

1576 days ago
12.

Kate    

Once they hit middle age, these old farts want sweet young things. They actively pursue, then marry their latest Trophy Wives, then they get sick or simply age and cannot understand why she won't take care of him "in sickness" as well as health.

At some point, the man with the trophy wife will not only need a wife, but a life-partner and caretaker... and the little trophy wife has no interest in that!! She might break a nail, or muss her hair! Besides, she has become accustomed to the life he provided to her. She "earned it."

It's at this time that he needs a woman who loves him for himself, one that stood by him through thick and thin, and didn't love him just for his celebrity status or wallet...

But the starter wife has no interest in him whatsoever now. She was loyal, faithful - and he cheated on her relentlessly. He cast her aside years ago for the thrill of the trophy wife. And now he knows in his heart, he did her wrong.

THE LESSON: You reap what you sow, Dennis Hopper.

1576 days ago
13.

Cheryl    

Sadly, this same $21,000 could support 525 children for a month thru most relief agencies. Maybe both of them should stop worrying about living in the style they are accustomed to and live in the style of a third world child

1575 days ago
14.

Mike    

It's absurd that this women enjoyed all of the perks and privileges associated with being married to a celebrity during the course of the marriage and now our legal system allows for the continuation of that lavish lifestyle. According to the judge's ruling she will receive $252,000 a year and not be obligated to do anything to earn that money. She'll be making as much as a talented and accomplished Lawyer or Surgeon and all she had to do was invest 14 years.

A 14 year marriage earned her a quarter of a million a year and a life of leisure. Wow! A person could spend the same amount of time building a successful business and expect to earn half of that.

I always believed it was the aim and goal of our legal system to strive for fairness and justice. Spousal support seems to do the exact opposite of that mission statement.

1575 days ago
15.

wkc    

I agree that this woman should get something, however, this does seem to be more than extreme.

1575 days ago
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