“Fuller House” star Jodie Sweetin is among a very long list of actors that have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. She needs to decrease the amount of child support she pays her ex-husbands because her financial circumstances have changed.
According to court documents, obtained by The Blast, Jodie Sweetin filed a request to modify child support to her ex-husbands, Cody Herpin and Morty Coyle, because the “Fuller House” production was shut down in April of 2020 and was not renewed for additional seasons. Jodie claims she currently has no future employment prospects, and as of December 2020, her unemployment benefit has expired. Currently, the only income Jodie is receiving is residual payments from my past acting jobs. In 2019, Jodie made almost $600,000, and in 2020, her yearly income was less than $200,000.
Jodie Sweetin is requesting the court to modify her monthly child support to for her two daughters with whom she shares joint physical custody with both dads. Jodie claims while she continues to receive residual payments for her role in the show, the residual income is limited by Netflix and Hulu’s select market release of the show.
Jodie is also on the hook for $4,800 in monthly child support to both of ex-husbands. She is seeking to modify and reduce the current support orders. In Jodie’s declaration, she says “I continue to receive sporadic residual income from past acting jobs. Over the last two months, December 2020 and January 2021, my corporation, UnSweetined Entertained, received residual income of $15,930.” She claims she is also living off of her limited savings.
Jodie attached an income statement with her petition. Some of the expenses listed in 2020 are $2,621.77 in auto expenses, $2,467.68 in wardrobe, $50,160 for rent, and $165 in political contributions. She says she has $112,000 in total cash and assets and her current average monthly self-employment income is $15,588.
The actress owes the IRS over $160,000 and the Franchise Tax Board $51,000. Jodie claims her overall monthly expenses are $21,707. Jodie has court dates set in April and May of this year to determine if she will be able to modify her monthly child support to her two exes.
Jodie recently took to her Instagram to show her love for her current boyfriend. Her caption said, “Looking through photos of us @ghostfacelito, and this is one of my favorites. It was our “first” date and the day we decided we were going to commit ourselves to this journey together. You have made my life better, sweeter, and more special. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about how happy I am we found each other. You’re my favorite. Always. I’m so grateful for our love. Even on a silly consumer holiday like today… it’s just one more day to remind you how much I love you.”