Nicolas Cage is taking care of responsibilities as both a father and grandfather, because he’s financially helping his son cover child support payments after a nasty breakup.
According to documents, obtained by The Blast, the “National Treasure” star’s son, Weston, settled his ongoing divorce with his estranged wife, Danielle.
Weston and Danielle have two children, 4-year-old Lucian and 2-year-old Sorin, and while Danielle has been given sole legal and primary physical custody of the kids, Weston has been allowed visitation.
As part of the settlement, Weston had been ordered to pay $8,000 per month in family support, which is half of a $16,000 “monthly gift” he receives from his father, Nic. The family support consisted of helping out with car payments, rent and health insurance for his estranged wife and the two children.
The documents state that Weston’s obligation for “family support” will end at the beginning of the New Year, but then will be responsible for child support starting January 2019. The court explains that the support will come directly from the payment Weston receives from his famous father.
Both Weston and Danielle also stated they understand the “Con Air” star is “under no legal obligation” to make a monthly gift to his son, and that he could change the amount, or stop paying, at anytime he chooses.
The divorce between Weston and Danielle has been volatile, and included Danielle getting a protective order during the proceedings which kept the movie star’s son at least 100 yards away, unless it was during a visitation with the children.