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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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73 COMMENTS

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31.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Why did these people get divorced when they have no issue living together? Strange.

355 days ago
32.

Dickson    

You could write a T.V sitcom. Good for Joe sticking around the house.

355 days ago
33.

Paul    

He had better lawyers.

355 days ago
34.

whscheck    

omg so much money!!

355 days ago
35.

whscheck    

omg so much money!!

355 days ago
36.

Winston    

He does what a week?

355 days ago
37.

Gordon Campbell    

I thought he was dunking ,Mila

355 days ago
38.

chrischris    

Why do kids need that much money

355 days ago
39.

Its me    

She still loves him that is why he got this great deal. She doesnt want him to leave so she will agree to any house rules he wants as long as he lives with them. Sad but he will piss her off and then she will be out for blood aka cash!

355 days ago
40.

davida.richard@ymail.com    

Those are fkn awesome rules..never would have divorced with those stops in place

355 days ago
41.

CueBall83    

I wish all I had to do to make $30000 a month was lay down and spread my legs. It must be so hard to be a woman, thank god for feminist!

354 days ago
42.

PokeFangirl    

Wow if she's unhappy with what's she's getting i'll gladly take that money off her hands. No mortgage, fully paid school expenses, plus $150k, on top of $360...k for the first 5 years after which it'll only be a measly $300k for 2 years woooow I feel so bad for her especially when considering it's not like she had a long political career or money of her own to begin with, oh wait she did. If i were her thought I'd be very careful because I read up on that shady Lori Klausutis (ex-mistress) situation. Susan better watch her back to make sure she doesn't "accidentally" commit "suicide" in a way that blatantly spells out a classic mistress murder.

354 days ago
43.

Vote2012    

They should pay us to watch that awful morning show, his ratings are below old TV reruns every morning. What kind of mind numb person actually watches MSLDS TV? How does that news network stay on the air, they should of pulled the plug years ago.

353 days ago
44.

lisa    

I guess we see why Joe thinks too much of his earnings are going to the poor..obviously he is one who has to scrimp and watch every last dollar. MAKE THE RICH PAY HIGHER TAXES!

353 days ago
45.

Mike    

One of the biggest jerks on TV. All he does is interrupt or talk over others on the show.

351 days ago
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