Miami Heat‘s starting point guard Mario Chalmers would rather spend more money on vacations every month than on his baby daughter, this according to new court documents, so the judge in his child support case has ordered an increase in the NBA star’s monthly payments … from $2,600 to $10,000.
Oh yeah, before we forget. The daughter in question is literally named Queen Elizabeth. Now back to the story.
Queen Elizabeth’s mother Brittany Burrough filed court documents last year asking to order Chalmers to pay more child support, claiming Chalmers’ lifestyle had become grossly lavish ever since he signed his gargantuan 2011 contract with the Heat (3-year $12 million) which increased his monthly salary from roughly $70,000 to $400,000.
And she’s right: the judge notes Chalmers currently spends roughly $22,000 per month on housing, $10,000 per month on his personal assistant, $5,000 per month on vacations, and $1,600 per month on clothing and various other expenses.
Meanwhile, Burrough, Queen Elizabeth’s primary caregiver, lives with her sister, was recently laid off, and earns only $1,000 a month. Not exactly the same league.
On top of that, Burrough claimed she wanted to get additional education (for her sake as well as for her daughter’s) but she had neither the time nor money to do so. The documents also show Chalmers rarely even sees QE.
Considering all this, the judge ruled it was only fair to give Burrough a massive raise in monthly child support.
Chalmers was also ordered to pay retroactive child support from the date Burrough filed her request for additional child support: a total of $155,000.
God save the Queen.