Laura Dern has agreed to slash her ex-husband’s child support drastically following the success of “Big Little Lies.”
In documents obtained by The Blast, the Oscar-winning actress has signed off on collecting $10,000 from singer Ben Harper per month, instead of a whopping $17,000!
In the court docs, Harper states his income “has substantially decreased” while Dern’s has flourished since their initial 2017 agreement.
The former duo share two children, 14-year-old daughter Jaya Harper and 18-year-old son Ellery Harper.
Although Ellery is technically not a minor, the docs specify Harper has agreed to pay the cost of his private school. Per this agreement, Dern is on the hook for Jaya’s tuition.
Harper has also agreed to pay for life and medical insurance for both children.
Dern and Haper were married in 2005 at their Los Angeles home.
They welcomed their son four years prior to their wedding, and their daughter in 2004.
The “Big Little Lies” actress pulled the plug on their marriage when she filed for divorce in 2010 citing irreconcilable differences.
They briefly reconciled in 2012 and attended the Golden Globes together.
She reactivated their divorce following the awards and it was finalized in September 2013.
Harper has since moved on to marry his third wife, Jaclyn Matfus, in 2015. Besides his children with Dern, the musician also has two separate children from other relationships.
The actress has not remarried.
As we reported, Laura Dern became the breakout star in “BLL” Season 2 after her character, Renata Klein, learned her husband had cheated.
No one was ready to say goodbye to Renata, but fans are holding out hope for a Season 3!