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Joe Scarborough Divorce

He Earns $99,000 A WEEK

10/11/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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MSNBC's "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough earns $99,038 PER WEEK from his show -- this according to divorce docs obtained by TMZ -- but the crazier part ... his soon-to-be ex-wife will only see a tiny fraction of it.

We broke the story ... the 50-year-old former Florida congressman quietly filed for divorce from his wife of 12 years Susan Waren back in September 2012. They have 2 minor kids (a 10-year-old and a 5-year-old). 

But according to the divorce docs, Joe's pretty much making off like a bandit. For starters, the divorce docs state Joe will NOT be paying child support, and what his alimony amounts to is a morsel of his enormous salary.

According to the docs, Joe will fork over $30,000 per month for 5 years, then $25,000 per month for 2 years. Joe also gave her a lump sum of $150k, and he's paying the mortgage on their Connecticut home, and for the kids' schooling.

They share joint legal custody ... and are still living together with the kids.

Couple of interesting clauses in the divorce papers -- Susan "acknowledges" Joe was faithful, devoted, and committed." A sentence perhaps intended to quiet allegations Joe was cheating.

Also, when Joe and Susan are both in the Conn. home there are some house rules: Neither can enter the others bedroom, barring a kid related emergency ... and after 7 PM they're each banned from the others side of the house.

Very "War of the Roses."

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englishpetal    

Shes hardly living in poverty with her divorce settlement! And why should he pay child support he is still living with his children.... He has taken care of his ex wife and children and then some stop trying to make him sound bad.

356 days ago
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Ozzie X    

Damn, I'm not ghey but I would marry this man.

356 days ago
18.

paul a.    

RINO dirtbag, back-stabbing traitor to true conservatives like me.
He deserves everything bad that happens to him. But he will probably get away with this after all, he got away with murder already......

356 days ago
19.

ross    

Joe makes 400,000 a month and he will NOT be paying child support. I bet he views himself as a "family values" guy. I have another view of him and it's not very nice.

356 days ago
20.

Tony    

No child support? What a poor, pathetic, greedy excuse for a father, man and human being.

356 days ago
21.

bart    

I thought the courts decide on the child support based on percentage of income and a prenuptial has no baring. Why they living in the same home. That is stupid if they both can afford separate places. That is not healthy for the children.

356 days ago
22.

braintrain    

All you people bitching about child support. it clearly says he's paying for their education and they live with him. His wife doesn't need child support

356 days ago
23.

Tammy    

Why the hell would he be paying child support when the kids live with him and he's paying for EVERYTHING?!

356 days ago
24.

bjay    

Lying pays well.

356 days ago
25.

Bob    

That sounds like your typical spousal support... about 30% of what you currently earn to be paid for half the number of years you were married.

356 days ago
26.

Lily Daisy    

It will be interesting to see how long this arrangement lasts, especially the house rules thing. I would think this whole strange "arrangement" will be a real strain on the kids as well as them. Sounds really untenable to me, and just a way for Joe to keep the bulk of his cash.

356 days ago
27.

Myron    

Actually this is not very "War of the Roses" at all. It seems like a pretty amicable agreement. I agree Joe probably got the better of it, but it sounds like the kids will be taken care of. Paying for their schooling is not chump change. What I find most interesting is that Joe, making $5.1 mill a year is totally opposed to affordable health care for all. Typical Repub I guess.

356 days ago
28.

MikeClovis    

Cheating on your spouse with a 5 and 10 year old back in the home with momma. Despicable Joe. The settlement terms seem fair however.

356 days ago
29.

sean    

Wow. Who'd have thunk that being a right-wing Christian hypocrite blowhard paid so gosh darn well.

356 days ago
30.

suits    

The real "dirt" is that in response to Joe's philandering with Mika, the soon to be ex wife Susan took up an affair with their house boy / butler of shorts. Source comes from the Morning Joe newsroom at 30 Rock.

356 days ago
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