Jane Lynch, who has a role on Fox’s gay teen drama “Glee” as a lesbian coach, and who is a lesbian in real life, is going through a divorce with Dr. Lara Embry, her gay-married wife of three years. Since landing the role on Glee, Lynch has been making very good money, on the order of a quarter million a month.
Embry, who has a ten-year-old from a a previous relationship, is now seeking almost 100k per month in alimony:
The Glee star announced in July she was legally ending her three-year-marriage to the clinical psychologist, whom she split from in February and Lara is demanding a whopping $93,809 a month in spousal support, according to TMZ.
In new court documents Lara revealed Jane’s average monthly earnings are $234, 688 and said the pair regularly ran up $40,000 a month on credit cards.
Lara’s expenditure includes $6,500 on clothes, $12,000 on entertainment and $4,500 on eating out and the documents reveal much of the money for these has come from Jane’s earnings.
She said, ‘Her income, investments and assets increased dramatically with her newfound acting success.’
While Lara and her 10-year-old daughter are currently living in the house Jane bought, she is thought to be demanding the house, which the couple spent $3 million on renovating, or 50 per cent of its worth.
The pair first met in 2009, got engaged in 2010 and married on Memorial Day the same year in an intimate ceremony in Sunderland, Massachusetts.
It is believed they don’t have a pre-nuptial agreement and despite their financial issues, Jane recently insisted they have remained civil.
Welcome to family law, Jane Lynch!
I might feel a bit of sympathy if it hadn’t been for the fact that lesbians have been highly overrepresented in family law for decades as part of the plan to smash patriarchy. Not only are many attorneys and heads of social agencies lesbian, but a high number of petty officials who bully husbands into giving up their children and turning over their paychecks are as well. I, and countless other fathers, have had personal experience with these types.
Gay men are not as enthusiastic as lesbians about marriage for obvious reasons (why spoil a good deal when you don’t have to?), so a high number of gay divorces are bound to be lesbian affairs. One might speculate about whether this will prompt changes in family law, as they backpedal from their earlier stance regarding the right of wives to plunder their spouses. It might, but I doubt the effect will be all that strong. The profit motive is now too strongly entrenched in the system for lesbians to have the same influence they did 30 years ago.
At least now, however, lesbians can share in the same joys of matrimony as the hated patriarchy.