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Jude Law

I Support ALL My Kids

ESPECIALLY The Illegitimate One

3/1/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jude Law is on the hook for more than a quarter million dollars a year in child support ... and the biggest share goes to his illegitimate daughter -- NOT the kids he had with his ex-wife, Sadie Frost.

We got the agreement between Law and his baby mama, Samantha Burke ... with whom he had a brief fling in 2008.  The doc shows Law agreed to make child support payments for their daughter, Sophia, based on his income -- $3.4 mil in 2009 and $2.4 mil in 2010.

According to the legal docs, Law pays more than $13K in monthly support to Frost -- around $4,500 for each of their 3 kids.

But ... the daughter he had with Burke gets more than double that amount -- $9K a month -- and it goes up every few years until she's 18.

There's probably a good reason for the disparity ... Frost is a successful actress who owns her own fashion line.  Burke isn't.


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I hate calling calling a child "illegitimate." HE should be the "illegitimate" one, fer crissakes...

206 days ago


If I remember right Burke was some chick from Florida that went to Hollywood to be a star. She bombed and started waiting on tables in some restaurant . He came through and had a one nightstand. She got knocked up thinking this man was going to fall for her and when didn't she said got you and tagged him for support. Moral of this story men these women are out to nail you for money.

206 days ago


9k a month for child support is ridiculous especially for 1 child. The max should be 4k a month for a child. It does not cost 9k to raise a child on a monthly basis.

206 days ago


How is a child illegitimate if he/her is biologically his? Just because the parents were not married? If that were the case millions of children would be illegitimate. Some people just lose track of reality.

206 days ago

Pure Evil    

It's a lot of money to raise kids. A kid doesn't cost more than $300 month unless they're in private school.

206 days ago


In a couple more years Jude Law is going to look like Phil Collins.

206 days ago


He pays less for the 3 children is because many of the biggest expenses are shared between them (they live in the same house, ride in the same car etc). He's supporting a whole different household for his child with Burke, hence the higher 'per kid' dollar figure. If he'd had twins with Burke, they wouldn't be getting 9000 apiece.

206 days ago


Good for Burke! She is now in the top 1% because she opened her legs a couple of times. That's how to show these pathetic fools who think an education and hard work is how to make $100K a year!

206 days ago

Karvey Kardashian    

Sadie Frost is beautiful and he was such an idiot to cheat on her with the wh0re Sienna Miller. That wh0re also had an affair with Balthazar Getty. I don't like her, Jude Law, or Balthazar Getty.

206 days ago


Lucky bitch. It's called the Kardashian method to future security!

206 days ago


Um, also his other three kids stay at his house every other week, so he has them with him half of the time and they stay with Sadie the other half, whereas Sophia and her mom live in New York. I'm sure he's taking care of everybody just fine. What is this anybody's business anyway?

206 days ago


Um, Rafferty, Iris, and Rudy live with him every other week, so he has them half the time and Sadie the other half. They share custody. Sophia, his CHILD (we need to drop the archaic "illegitimate" already, half the kids in Hollywood, including the Brange's, would be considered such) lives in NYC with her mother, so she can't share physical custody but he does see her. Why be so worried about someone when you only get half truths from gossip?

206 days ago

William Foresman    

That's outrageous. Kids don't need $5000 a month!

206 days ago


What I'm wondering is, why did this "vital information" need to be shared at this time. I thought this was old news. Did somebody need for Jude to be torn down? Is TMZ going the way of News of the World? Better be careful.

206 days ago


Oh, and Jude has just completed a critically acclaimed production of Henry V, and what is the staff at TMZ doing? Shoveling crap. Bravo, guys and gals. *slow handclap*

206 days ago
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