Celebrities with outrageous child support payments

Sometimes it pays to put a condom on, literally. These famous men and women have shelled out incredible amounts of money each and every month to support their children. Child support payments among this bunch range from $16,000 a month to a staggering $100,000 monthly. From Russell Simmons spitting cash and new cars, to Britney Spears digging deep into her purse, these are some of the most outrageous child support payments in Hollywood.

Francois-Henri Pinault — $46,000 a month

When your ex-lover is a billionaire and kids are involved, it seems there's no price too high to demand. Supermodel Linda Evangelista took billionaire businessman François-Henri Pinault to court in 2012 demanding he pay upwards of $46,000 a month for their son Augie, according to the Daily News.

The breakdown of this money is mind blowing: receipts claim little Augie reportedly needs $1,500 a day for childcare and armed guards for his safety. That works out to be more than half a million dollars for the year. "I need to protect him," Evangelista told Love magazine (via ABC News).

While the amount may seem excessive, Evangelista explained it's for the boy's own good, since she's always working. "When I work, it can be a 16-hour day," she told the Daily News. "On days when I do not work, I am working on my image. I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete." Something tells us exhausted single moms everywhere are reading this and rolling their eyes.

Marc Anthony — $26,800 a month

The king of Latin music has deep pockets, or so it seems based on a myriad of child support stories. In 2014, Marc Anthony was ordered to pay a whopping $26,800 per month in child support, plus $12,000 per month for travel expenses, to ex-wife Dayanara Torres, who is the mother of two of his kids, Christian and Ryan, reported Us Weekly. Anthony has a daughter, Ariana, from a separate relationship, and twins, Emme and Max, with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez. As the story goes, Torres originally demanded Anthony's payments be raised from $13,400 to $123,426 a month due to lifestyle changes that would require a nanny and a housekeeper. That massive request was struck down by a judge.

According to Fox News Latino, neither Anthony nor Lopez pays child support for their twins.

Mel Gibson — $30,000 a month

Mel Gibson, whose estimated fortune was nearly one billion dollars in 2011, according to ABC News, was ordered to pay ex-wife Oksana Grigorieva child support in the amount of $30,000 a month. That's an annual sum of $360,000 for daughter Lucia. The Russian pianist originally asked the judge to grant her $100,000 a month in child support payments, reported the Daily Mail, noting that Gibson allegedly offered her a staggering $15 million if she kept her mouth shut and didn't share controversial recordings of him. She reportedly didn't keep her end of the bargain, so the judge's decision actually saved the Braveheart star some dough.

Charlie Sheen — $25,000 a month

Actor Charlie Sheen was once one of Hollywood's most powerful and highest paid stars, but in later years, he's dealt with a massive cash flow problem. That means his kids aren't getting as much money either. In August 2016, baby mamas Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards signed off on a 50 percent reduction of child support payments bringing their monthly checks down to $25,000 each, reported TMZ. Mueller and Sheen share twins Max and Bob born in 2009. Richards and Sheen share daughters Sam and Lola Rose born in 2004 and 2005, respectively. To help offset costs, the former Two and a Half Men star reportedly sold a number of top-of-the-line properties. According to Variety, Sheen unloaded a $5,415,000 Beverly Hills house in June 2016.

Russell Simmons — $40,000 a month

If anyone has ever seen Life in the Fab Lane starring Kimora Lee Simmons, it's no wonder Russell Simmons is paying an arm and a leg in child support. The former supermodel seems to love everything fancy and bedazzled. According to People, the hip-hop mogul writes a check for $40,000 a month to support his daughters Ming and Aoki, but the child support agreement doesn't just involve cash. There's reportedly a stipulation that Russell must provide a new car, worth at least $60,000, for the girls to safely travel around in, and that vehicle must be replaced every three years. However, it's not all sour grapes for Russell. He is reportedly allowed to see his kids every eighth week during the school year and spend certain holidays with them.

Paul McCartney — $70,000 a year

Paul McCartney's divorce settlement from ex-wife Heather Mills was one for the record books. Although the model was awarded $48,600,000 in the settlement, she was only granted about $70,000 a year in child support for the couple's daughter, Beatrice, according to People. That sum did not sit well with Mills, who estimated the Beatles rocker's fortune to be more than a billion dollars. "Everybody knows he is worth more than [$1.6 billion]," she told People, quipping that her daughter "is obviously meant to travel B class while her father travels A class."

Britney Spears — $50,000 a month

Pop queen Britney Spears may have only been married to backup dancer Kevin Federline for three years, but she'll be cutting him checks for much longer. In the couple's highly publicized divorce settlement, Spears was ordered to pay Federline $25,000 a month for each of the couple's two sons, Sean and Jayden, until they turn 18, reported the Today show. E! News crunched the numbers in 2010 and reported that Spears "shelled out $303,673.72 for child support and care" that year.

Halle Berry — $16,000 a month

Actress and former beauty queen Halle Berry has been in court numerous times over child support payments. According to TMZ, Berry was paying ex-boyfriend and model Gabriel Aubry a whopping $16,000 a month in child support payments in 2014. She reportedly went to court to have the payments reduced to $3,800 because she was concerned Aubrey was using the cash to support his own lifestyle, including his fitness and health insurance, instead of daughter Nahla. "She does feel that he is abusing the system and taking advantage of her," a source told People. "Halle does work hard for her money...It's understandable that she feels Gabriel should be able to make enough money to support Nahla."

DMX — $10,000 a month

Some people are good at keeping up with child support payments; others not so much. Rapper DMX (real name Earl Simmons) would fall into the latter category. In October 2015, he was jailed for failing to make payments to ex-wife Tashera Simmons, mother of four of his kids. According to USA Today, DMX had neglected to pay his agreed upon $10,000 a month. Just a few months before that, DMX was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants, including $400,000 in back child support, reported Rolling Stone. The rapper has reportedly fathered 15 children. At the time of this writing, it's unclear how much he pays total in child support or how much he potentially owes his kids' mothers.

Kirk Kerkorian — $100,000 a month

Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian agreed to pay a stunning $100,000 a month for child support and $10 million in back support for a daughter that's not biologically his, according to USA Today. The girl's mother, former tennis pro Lisa Bonder, reportedly admitted to faking DNA and paternity tests. In the 2010 agreement, daughter Kira would also receive $50,000 a month after she graduates high school to cover the costs of traveling, housing, food, and beauty. This scenario may seem fishy, but the casino mogul was reportedly considered the legal father of the child because he was briefly married to Bonder for 28 days in 1999. Kerkorian died in 2015 at the age of 98.