Empire is one of TV’s hottest new programs — and that’s because the show’s stars don’t stop with the drama once the camera stops rolling!
For Terrence Howard, the ruler of the empire, his struggle is taking the form of a bitter battle with his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent!
According to court documents obtained by ‘TMZ,’ she’s hoping to get more than half a million dollars from the 46-year-old actor, as she believes he’s been hiding assets and lying about his income to get out of paying her spousal support.
Terrence and Michelle in 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
As it was previously reported, Terrence is allegedly required to pay his ex $5,880 a month in spousal support, but if he makes more than $62,500 a quarter, she gets 21-percent of the excess.
And apparently, the success of ‘Empire’ meant a lot of dough in the excess fund for Michelle.
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The report alleges that he’s also behind on the regular, monthly payments — and purportedly owes her $100,000 in back payments alone.
And it turns out he isn’t the only star on the show to have some real-life drama!
Kaitlin, 30, pictured earlier this year. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Kaitlin Doubleday, above, who plays Rhonda Lyon on the hit show, recently revealed to ‘US Weekly’ that her beloved dog was once stolen by a drug dealer!
Thankfully, she hired a private investigator to get him back!
Kaitlin’s pup, Ricky. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Who can blame her?! Look at that face!
The 30-year-old actress is a serious animal lover. She also fosters kittens and is an advocate for a local LA animal shelter!