Jon Cryer’s Ex: What World Is This Happening In?

    October 27, 2013
    Lacy Langley
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It’s an embarrassing time for parents everywhere. Embarrassing as in, we’re embarrassed for you, Sarah Trigger. This woman is suggesting that the $8,000 per month in child support she gets from ex, “Two and a Half Men” star Jon Cryer, isn’t enough for their son, Charlie, to keep up with his peers’ extravagant lifestyles, and that he has been ridiculed at school, according to TMZ.

Seriously? What have we come to? I don’t even know HOW I would spend $8,000 a month. But, then again, I am not the child stuck in a divorce in Hollywood, with the pressures of keeping up with snotty teenage Joneses. Thank God.

So, to remedy this horrible, heart-wrenching situation, she has asked a judge to grant her eleven times that. After all, Jon Cryer is making $2 Million each month doing “Two and a Half Men”, it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for him. Perhaps for $88,969 the ex-Mrs. Cryer can keep her boy at the top of the social expectancy ladder. That would sure give us all a warm and cozy feeling.

Trigger said that Charlie’s friends would go on “exotic vacations in the summer and winter like Europe and Thailand” and hosted “huge birthday parties at expensive places like Sky High Sports and they invite the entire grade,” both of which she can’t afford. Poor thing. She’s aware that there are people who can’t afford to EAT everyday, right?

“Last year there were multiple Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs all with custom invitations, a dress code and huge private receptions afterward,” she continued. Well, now, if the judge grants poor Sarah Trigger’s request, hopefully she can lift her baby up to the standards that surround them. Then they won’t have to suffer anymore…

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  • Really?

    The AVERAGE person in the world lives off of $2 a DAY. Many school children in America go to bed hungry and to school hungry. Every day in this world, 40,000 children die of starvation. In the time it takes to read this short comment, a child just died.

    We are the most clueless country in the world and this is why the world hates us.

  • Anna Brown

    I have mixed feelings only in that she and their child we’re used to living a certain lifestyle and in the divorce her normal comforts we’re curtailed considerably, compared to her ex husband. So in that way, I guess she should be granted a larger income, given the way they lived. Now this doesn’t take into consideration a prenup, or who brought in the lion’s share of the money or other marital factors not mentioned in this article.
    On the other hand, the income she asks for is, for normal people, an amazing amount of money. Hollywood, though, is an completely absurd place and there is nothing normal or frugal about anybody living there. Keeping up with the Joneses is a not just the unwritten rule, but an absolute requirement. It’s greedy, selfish, unnecessary, and a really detrimental example to set for the children. It breeds dissatisfaction, poor self-esteem, anxiety about your situation, and money issues for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, these problems usually end poorly, sometimes tragically.
    Personally, I believe giving access to large amounts of money to kids, or living an overly lavish lifestyle, ends up with angst as the kid can’t support that same lifestyle when they first get out on their own without the parent keeping them on the payroll. What happens when the money dries up? It is a VERY hard lesson to learn. Not to mention, that the obvious issue is that this is not normal life. This is the 1% exception Hollywood bubble. Real life experiences are a harsh reality for these kids, a lot of them cannot handle it. They don’t know how to budget, to work hard at a regular job, to live modestly. Plus, there are a huge section of the population that are at or below poverty, charities, giving back to your community, and the importance of leaving the world in a better place than you found it.
    All important things to look at, but my personal opinion is that$2 million dollars a month is obscene amount of money and while Cryer senior needs to provide for his son, I think that throwing large sums of money around actually makes kid’s lives harder in the long run. Almost $90k a month is just a ridiculous amount of money.