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'Cosby Show' Star Joseph C. Phillips Awarded Spousal and Child Support in Divorce

By TheBlast Staff

Former "Cosby Show" star Joseph C. Phillips will receive spousal and child support from his ex-wife, despite her effort to not be made to pay up.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Phillips will get $833 per month in child support for the couple's 17-year-old son. The support payments are retroactive to August 2018, so Joseph will get $4,165 for the last five months.

As far as spousal support goes, Phillips will get $2,258 for the months of November and December of 2018. He will then receive $1,659 per month, beginning this month.

Nicole Phillips was also ordered to pay Joseph $5,000 to help cover his legal fees.

As The Blast first reported, Nicole filed for divorce from Joseph last July after 23 years of marriage.

Phillips — who played Lt. Martin Kendall, husband of Lisa Bonet's Denise Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" — had been married to Nicole since 1994. The couple has three sons: Connor, Ellis, and Samuel.

Nicole is seeking joint custody of Samuel (he is the only one of the three children that is a minor) and was asking the court to not allow Joseph to be awarded spousal support.

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