The Blast obtained exclusive court documents that show that the “Jackass” star, now 51, is ready to settle up and move forward with divorce proceedings after previously citing “irreconcilable differences” as a reason for their split.
‘Jackass’ Star Johnny Knoxville Close To Settling Divorce With Naomi Nelson
According to court documents obtained exclusively by The Blast, the “Above Suspicion” actor is close to settling his divorce with Nelson, who has worked on several projects as an assistant, a producer, and a director. The couple tied the knot in 2010 and filed for divorce last June.
The “Action Point” actor filed a declaration of disclosure, which indicates that the divorce is moving forward. Initial court documents revealed that the former couple separated on September 24, 2021, which would have been the date of their 11-year wedding anniversary.
Knoxville has provided his ex-wife with his current income and expense declarations, a completed schedule of assets and debts, community and separate property declarations, and appropriate tax returns, according to his latest filing.
By disclosing this information, it signals that Knoxville is ready to settle his divorce and move forward with the next steps of the legal process, which can include submitting a settlement or judgment.
Legal Docs Include A Stipulation For Retroactivity For Support
In addition to the declaration of disclosure, there was also a stipulation as to retroactivity for support. The court documents state: “The Court reserves jurisdiction to retroactively set the amount of child and spousal support to November 1, 2022, at the time of any future hearing, settlement conference or trial. From and after November 1, 2022, all payments made by Petitioner directly to Respondent from his separate property shall be a credit against either child support and/or spousal support whether as ordered by the Court or settled by the Parties.”
“The Court reserves jurisdiction to determine whether a payment made by Petitioner from Petitioner’s separate property which Petitioner contends was made for the benefit of Respondent and/ or the minor children should be a credit against either child support and/or spousal support and determine if there is an overpayment or underpayment of child and/or spousal support arising from said payments,” the legal papers say. “The Court also reserves jurisdiction to determine the timing and method for truing up any such overpayment/underpayment.”
In other words, this means that if and when support orders are made, November 1, 2022, is the starting point to calculate what is owed, even though the couple separated on September 24, 2021.
Knoxville’s Ex-Wife Demands Physical Custody Of Children
In October 2022, The Blast obtained legal documents filed by Naomi Nelson. Knoxville’s ex-wife requested that a judge give her “physical” custody of their two children, allowing the former stunt performer to have “visitation” on certain days. The former couple’s two children, Arlo and Rocko, are 11 and 12 years old, respectively.
It’s worth noting that Nelson is not seeking “full” custody in the legal documents because her filing includes a request for joint “legal” custody of the children. This means that, although she wants her children to live with her full-time, she wants the “Being Evel” actor to have equal say when it comes to schooling and medical concerns.
Johnny Knoxville had previously been married to fashion designer Melanie Lynn Clapp from 1995 to 2008. The former couple shares one adult daughter named Madison.
Johnny Knoxville Sued Over Prank Gone Wrong
Unfortunately, this isn’t the only legal dilemma that Knoxville is facing. In December 2022, The Blast previously reported that the Tennessee native is facing a lawsuit for a prank gone wrong. Khalil Khan is suing both Johnny Knoxville and Dickhouse Entertainment, Inc. over an allegedly “terrifying ordeal that Defendants put Mr. Khan through on October 22, 2022.”
In court documents obtained by The Blast, Khan claims that he was “fraudulently lured” by one of Knoxville’s employees into performing what he thought was a routine repair job through TaskRabbit at a home in Long, Beach, California.
After the man told him that he had to do the job right or “get beaten up,” Khan began to fear for his safety. It wasn’t until after the prank, in which a little girl accused him of killing her pony and he was accused of having drugs in his car, did Khan learn that everyone involved were actors.
Khan states that he was “badly shaken and traumatized by this episode” and has since been facing anxiety and worry, lack of sleep, and distress since the incident took place. Khan is suing Johnny Knoxville and Dickhouse Entertainment, Inc. for compensatory, special, and punitive damages, and costs of the lawsuit.