Chuck Lorre‘s divorce has finally come to an end — and for someone with a prenup, it sure feels like he’s paying out the nose for a marriage that only lasted three and a half years … but he still gets to keep his best 4-legged friend.
The “Two And a Half Men” creator recently finalized his divorce from Arielle Lorre after filing to end the marriage in 2022. According to new court docs, obtained by TMZ, we know know Chuck will end up shelling out a small fortune … to the tune of 7 digits.
Per the paperwork, CL agreed to cough up $5 million in the settlement — $1 mil was paid as soon as the judgment was entered (last week) and he agreed to pay an extra $4 mil 30 days after Arielle moves out of the crib … which she says she intended to do on Feb. 1.
The upside … Chuck gets to hold onto to pooch, Harvey, so at least he’s got that. Arielle does get “liberal visitation” with the dog though — so he’s gotta share.
What’s interesting is the fact that Chuck is having to shell out so much to his now-ex-wife — the third in his life thus far — even though things were all spelled out in an ironclad prenup. In fact, we know he coughed up extra dough — sources with direct knowledge tell us the $5 mil Chuck’s paying is actually more than the OG prenup required.
Last interesting note … there’s a non-disparagement clause in this settlement that applies to both parties — so no trashing the other in books or other media once the dust settles.
Again, these 2 were only married a few years — and yet, Chuck’s biting the bullet, or so it seems. Now, while what he’s agreed to pay might sound like a lot to your average Joe — the dude’s considered the King of Sitcoms, with a crap ton of show credits to his name.
Not only does he have ‘TAAHM’ under his belt … but other huge shows he’s created include “The Big Bang Theory,” “Dharma & Greg” “Young Sheldon” and lots of others. All told he’s worth hundreds of millions of dollars … so to him, this is probably chump change.
Just hum that familiar jingle, and he probably collects a royalty check. Dude’s doing just fine!