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'CSI' Creator's Wife

My Hubby Makes a FORTUNE

And I Get NOTHING

2/7/2012 2:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The guy who created the "CSI" shows is raking in $25k per episode for EACH of the three series on the air ... this according to his estranged wife who claims she can't figure out why he deserves to keep getting paid ... and even worse, she says she's been totally cut off.

Jennifer Zuiker just filed new legal docs in her divorce from Anthony Zuiker ... in which she claims Anthony hasn't given her a dime in child and spousal support since she called off the marriage last April.

According to the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Jennifer is demanding $1,000,000 to pay her lawyers and accountants while they work out a  long term financial arrangement. Plus she wants a judge to sign off on an order that would force Anthony to shell out $54,282 in monthly support. After all, Jennifer claims she spends $158,827 in monthly expenses including:

-- personal living expenses ............$91,882
-- children's personal expenses ... $5,236
-- costs related to houses .............. $61,710

In an effort to convince the judge that Anthony can afford it ... Jennifer spells out his yearly income -- an estimated $1.6 MILLION ... and that's JUST from the "CSI" franchise.

Jennifer notes in the docs, "It has not been determined what, if anything, [Anthony] is doing to earn those funds."

Jennifer claims Anthony is also banking a bunch of cash from a new show he's developing for ABC called "Chameleon" ... plus, she believes he's also getting paid for various speaking engagements.

However, in the docs, Jennifer admits the kids spend 40% of the time with Anthony ... and sources connected to the couple say its actually more than that.

A hearing is set for March. Stay tuned ...

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31.

Hill    

Well, they must have been living well beyond their means, because her monthly expenses alone come to 1.9 million and even assuming he has income in addition to the CSI money, he still has to pay taxes.

903 days ago
32.

spearit    

Does she know how to add. She is asking for more than $1.9 million a year when she states he make $1.6 million. How will he pay for her expenses?

903 days ago
33.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Dang, she is BITTER. It's called ROYALTIES, woman, and therefore, he IS earning that money. I think she should just shut her bitter mouth. (P.S. I'm saying this and I'm a woman too!)

903 days ago
34.

mediahead    

Why is it these celebrities have to shell out that kind of money to a women, that probably didn't have nothing from the beginning, look at her face she looks like a leech anyway.

903 days ago
35.

Nancy    

Stop tweezing your eyebrows and go get a JOB! I earn less than $50K a YEAR and you want more than that a MONTH???? What sort of "personal living" costs $91K a MONTH????? And houseS??? MORE THAN ONE HOUSE for you and the kids? Really? DOWNSIZE, SISTER!

903 days ago
36.

clasper    

First of all, he left her for another woman. She's just the one who filed for divorce after he moved out. Second, she worked 3 jobs to support him while he tried to get noticed in Hollywood. The money that was made was a team effort and she deserves at the very least half. He has said in interviews that he would have never made it without her. Think of it as a corporation. Two partners created a product. When the partnership is dissolved, the partners leave with equal parts.

903 days ago
37.

Gigohead     

I was thinking the same thing too, what does she do for a living. She wants in a month what would take me 3 years to make!!! What the hell!!!!

903 days ago
38.

wpgguy    

what a greedy cow,,,try real life for awhile bitch see how much you REALLY need to live.

903 days ago
39.

Liar Xposed    

@clasper - oh if this town knew the real story. Or maybe you do.

903 days ago
40.

mike    

$91,000 per month in living expenses? Really ?

903 days ago
41.

patty    

Mom's true colors show: Not much allocated per month for kids based on her expenses !

903 days ago
42.

Clasper    

First of all, he left her for another woman. Second, she worked two jobs to support him for years so he could be successful. The money that was made by him was a team effort. He couldn't have done it without her. He has said that in interviews.

903 days ago
43.

joanie    

I just can't understand how a court could award her this, when shes demanding 20x more money for HERSELF than for the children she made with him. Look, when you're not married and in love anymore, the lavish lifestyle ENDS. I repeat what I saw on here many times, GET A JOB AND TAKE CARE OF YOURS.

903 days ago
44.

Liar Xposed     

This is the funny thing ever. I wish someone would really, REALLY look into Jennifer's past. There you'll find a host of goodies. Mugshots. Restraining orders. Ex-boyfriends in other countries while still married. Rehab. Vegas is a small town and willing to speak for free.

903 days ago
45.

Kaffee    

stupid woman.

903 days ago
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