Congresswoman Katie Hill’s estranged husband is asking an LA judge to give him spousal support from his wife, and he says his financial situation is so dire that he only has $205 in his checking account.
In new legal documents obtained by The Blast, Kenny Heslep is asking the court to force his wife, who is the U.S. Representative for California’s 25th congressional district, to pay a monthly spousal support.
In the documents, Heslep says he is a regional manager for the non-profit PATH, which stands for, People Assisting The Homeless,” in Los Angeles and his income is zero dollars.
Also, Heslep says his situation is bad enough that he only has $205 in his checking account and a mere $10,000 in a retirement account.
He also lists a 2105 Chevy Cruze, 2013 Honda CRV, and home in Agua Dulce, CA with a $300,000 mortgage.
He lists Hill’s job as, “United States Congresswoman in the House of Representatives in Washington D.C.”
Hill who has campaigned for LGBTQ+ rights during her time in office while shedding light on bisexual visibility in politics.
Along with his request for support, Heslep filed an income and expense worksheet and listed the couple’s mortgage at $2400 a month. Also, he says their total monthly bills amass to $4,487.
Heslep says his estranged wife is a “31 year-old, in good health, has a bachelors degree in english and masters degree in public administration. (Katie) earns an annual income of $178,000 and is a congresswoman in Washington, D.C., and has a extremely high earning potential.”
Meanwhile Heslep says he “has a high school diploma and has been a stay-at-home househusband for a majority of the marriage.”
Hill’s estranged husband says he has not held a job in 5 years.
He did however, used to work as an EMT and believes he could begin working in that field again with 2 years of training to get re-certified.
A judge will decide when the divorce case has its first hearing.
We broke the story, Heslep filed for divorce from Katie on Wednesday in Los Angeles Count Superior Court less than a year after she won her seat in Congress.
The couple was married in 2010 and they did not have any children. Hill is the Congresswoman from California’s 25th Congressional District, serving the Antelope, Simi, and Santa Clarita Valleys.
Interestingly, Hill is the former Executive Director of ‘People Assisting the Homeless’, a statewide non-profit organization working to end homelessness throughout California.
According to her official website, she was “elected by her colleagues to be the Freshman Co-Representative to Leadership in the 116th Congress and was the first Member-elect to present the Democratic Weekly Address.”
She defeated two-term incumbent Republican Steve Knight. Her campaign was the subject of a series of episodes on HBO’s “Vice News Tonight,” which deemed her campaign the “most millennial campaign ever” for Congress.
In a 2017, Hill discussed how she and Heslep got pregnant when they were still dating and struggled with whether or not to keep the the couples child. She ended up having a miscarriage.
We reached out to Katie, so far no comment.