Marc Anthony - Marc Anthony fights child support rise
Marc Anthony is refusing to pay his ex-wife $100,000 more in child support each month for his sons Cristian and Ryan because he fears they could end up becoming drug addicts.
Marc Anthony is refusing to give his ex-wife a rise in child support.
The 45-year-old singer is fighting against Dayanara Torres after she demanded he increases his monthly payments from $13,000 to $113,000 for his sons Cristian, 13, and Ryan, 10.
Dayanara, who divorced Marc in 2004, claims her children have a lavish lifestyle when they're with their father, but live in relative poverty when they're with her.
The 39-year-old actress allegedly wants the extra cash to pay for house staff and the opportunity to take her boys on a vacation.
However, Marc believes the increase in funds would ''spoil them rotten'' and claims too much money could turn them into drug addicts.
According to TMZ.com, Marc reportedly hired a psychologist to write a letter to the judge highlighting all the problems that could arise from children living in Los Angeles, whose parents have large amounts of money in the entertainment industry.
In the legal documents, which leaked to the website, the psychologist argued that children who grow up with unlimited funds ''become high-risk for illicit drugs, alcohol and a fast-paced lifestyle that they are not emotionally capable of handling''.
After splitting from Dayanara, Marc went on to marry Jennifer Lopez, whom he has six-year-old twins Emme and Maximillian with, before he filed for divorce in April 2012.
He then went on to date Topshop heiress Chloe Green, but the pair reportedly split up last month after their hectic schedules put a strain on their relationship.