Jaime Pressly is breaking up with her husband, owes over $600k in taxes

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Jaime Pressly may seem like she has it all, but the woman is clearly hurting. She was arrested for DUI earlier this month and now it’s coming out that she owes money to the tax man and is breaking up with her husband of just over a year, entertainment lawyer Simran Singh. The breakup story is in this week’s In Touch and is unconfirmed for now, but the tax issue is pretty much public record:

Jaime Pressley’s January 5 arrest on suspicion of drunk driving in LA adds to an already shaky start to 2011. The 33 year-old My Name is Earl star, who has a 3-year-old son, Dezi, with former fiance Eric Cubiche, is calling it quits with husband Simran Singh. “It was mutual, and she’s very sad,” says an insider. “But she’s trying to focus on her son and getting her life together.” – From In Touch, print edition, January 31, 2011

The My Name Is Earl star, who is married to entertainment attorney Simran Singh, is in arrears to the tune of just over $637,000 in Federal and state taxes.

That’s according to public records uncovered by The Detroit News.

Here’s the break-down. The IRS filed a $260,370 tax lien filed against her on December 6.

This was on top of the $281,699 lien the IRS had filed against her September 8, which was for 2008 income taxes.

And just to round things out, another lien was filed against her by the State of California in the amount of $95,080. That went on the books June 21. – From Radar

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The breakup of her marriage really sucks for Jaime, but it makes me think so much less of her after she got a DUI and failed to pay her taxes. What is wrong with all these celebrities that they can’t pay taxes like the rest of us schmucks? According to IMDB she has some projects coming out, and she’s also currently starring in some dumb Axe commercials showing guys how to “clean their [sports] balls so they’re more enjoyable to play with.” I’m serious and I just wasted two and a half minutes of my life watching one of the dumbest double entendres commercials I’ve ever seen. I hope she had to do it for the money.

Jaime Pressly and Simran Singh are shown out on 12/23/09. Credit: WENN.com. She is also shown in her mug shot on 1/5/11 and at an event on 11/18/09. Credit: Fame

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  1. Innocent says:

    She blew a .22 she better save some money for attorney fees if she wants to avoid jail and a scram.

  2. Mollyb says:

    My BFF was killed by a drunk driver in second grade. I will never have sympathy for those who drive drunk. She deserves whatever karma has coming for her.

  3. brin says:

    Yeah, no pity party here….pay your taxes like the rest of us!

  4. Twez says:

    That $600,000 probably includes penalties. If you give over all your financial stuff to a manager or accountant, and then are too uneducated (not many people demand – as they should – that a financial manager explain to them what is going on) or too messed up (see DUI) to check on what they are doing, it would be easy to get that far in the hole.

  5. Rita says:

    Yeah, she has to be called on the DUI but I doubt she does her own taxes and her overly aggressive account crossed the line. That being said, she does rock the silver.

    @Mollyb- Hugs.

  6. jc126 says:

    Well, the tax thing, I don’t fault celebs for that unless they do their own taxes. I’m sure there’s tons of sleazebags who con them out of money; recall Sting owed back taxes because of a corrupt accountant, and many others.

  7. ycnan says:

    Remember that video of her squatting outside a bar or restaurant peeping after going on a bender? In broad daylight..Pretty sure she has a major problem with alcohol.

  8. scotchy says:

    i’m with jc126, the same thing happens in the music world, in that world you need a really good honest accountant and at times that can be hard. unless you do it yourself, you can get behind. however the DUI, that is not acceptable, but i feel bad for her, what a rough year.

  9. MarenGermany says:

    I was wondering about the tax shit too a couple of times.
    my guess is, that they just have people do it for them, because they dont have the time or decency to take care of it themselves. If you pick bad people to do it for you, well you might get screwed. I think when something like that becomes public they had no idea about it in the first place.

  10. Justaposter says:

    Geeze how hard is it to load up quicken, have everything synch up and just click and see what you need to pay?!

    If I can do it.. there is no excuse for anyone not doing it.

    But then again, if this is your second lien.. perhaps she isn’t quite learning the lesson here.

  11. Heaven bound says:

    I can’t ever understand why do these celebrities get DUI’s. Why cant they ever hire a driver or call a cab? I don’t care how smashed you get, but please be responsible and do not but the lives of others in danger.They have the means to rent a cab or driver for the night. But then again, the tax evasion and the short lived marriage does speak volumes of her character.

  12. Mia135 says:

    @ MollyB, I hear you – I lost a dear friend to a drunk driver last year. He was only thirty-four years old and had so much to live for and so many plans for his life.

    Like you, I have no sympathy whatsoever.

  13. daisyfly says:

    Yo, celebrities,

    I got two words for you regarding your taxes: TURBO TAX.

    There. Now get’r'dun.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Ugh. Pay your taxes and call a damn taxi.

  15. dj says:

    She is gorgeous in the silver dress. But seriously, that is a lot of bad stuff to get dumped on you all at once (new baby, divorce, tax problems, DUI). I wish her the best.

  16. Naw, Bruh. I'm Good says:

    My heart has been going out to this whole little crew/class of actress (20/30something, high c-list, maybe) since Brittney Murphy died. I remember Pressley saying how they used to be good friends til Brittney’s husband entered the picture. Kinda weird how, since then, seems the whole crew has gone downhill in their private lives.

  17. Naw, Bruh. I'm Good says:

    PS – I really like her work and hope she rebounds soon. Her first season on Earl was on some neo-Lucille Ball vibe. She’s very funny.

  18. Confuzzle says:

    Turn to Xenu, Jaime. Spending a fortune on trying to be Clear is not going to help you.

  19. Camille says:

    No sympathy here either.
    I’d say that her marriage was a rebound thing anyway as it seemed to happen pretty fast after her break up with her ‘baby dadddy’, if I remember correctly anyway.

    Also, hate to say this buy her upper body/neck looks kinda manly in that full length pic of her in the silver dress. Nice legs though.

  20. JenJen says:

    If he is an entertainment attorney, maybe he was handling her money and had his hand in the cookie jar. Not defending her just saying maybe this guy is putting her thru the ringer.

  21. Isa says:

    She is just not attractive at all.
    The DUI and not paying her taxes just adds to it. Ugh

  22. Meg says:

    Driving drunk and not paying your taxes are not ok. In my opinion either is wearing a necklace on the outside of a turtleneck sweater.

  23. Trippin says:

    She looks a little scary. Only certain women can pull off the really short hair look, and she ain’t one of them.

  24. Truthzbetta says:

    Another person who thinks paying taxes is optional at that tax bracket.

    Vote and lobby for lower taxes, but not paying while us lowlies do it for you is obscene.