Red Hot Chili Peppers Ex-Guitarist Has To Give It Away, Give it Away But Not What Estranged Wife Wanted

10/19/2015 12:37 PM PDT

Red Hot Chili Peppers Ex-Guitarist Has To Give It Away, Give It Away Now To Wife

EXCLUSIVE

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante will have to pay his estranged wife Nicole more money, but it's a light year away from what she wanted.

John will have to fork over $53k a month. He was only paying her $20k so it sounds like he lost, but that's not the case for several reasons:

-- John was paying Nicole $20k, TAX FREE, meaning he had to pay Uncle Sam, which is almost another $20k. Now she gets $53k a month, but she has to foot the tax bill.

-- Nicole was asking for $75k a month, TAX FREE, which is in the vicinity of $150k a month. She only got a third of that.

John also has to pay $71k for her legal expenses.

As we previously reported, Nicole argued the original $20k a month didn't cut it, especially since John's got about $14 mil in his bank account.