Alicia Silverstone ordered to pay her ex 12k a month in spousal support

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TMZ is reporting that Alicia Silverstone’s divorce settlement calls for her to pay a whopping 12k a month in spousal support to her ex. There’s no word on if she owes child support as well, but Alicia and her ex husband of 13 years, Chris Jarecki, will share legal and physical custody of their seven-year-old son, Bear Blu. (That’s really his name. I doubt he is vaccinated, but that’s another story.)

That sounds like a ton of money to me and like Alicia is rich as hell. Of course it’s not a lot of money by celebrity standards. I played around with the numbers on one of those California Spousal Support calculators and if Alicia makes $550k and Chris makes $65k a year she would owe about $12k a month. (Assuming she’s not paying child support too.) They may make a bit more than that, Chris is a musician and hosts a radio show, but their income difference is around that much.

According to their divorce agreement, If Chris moves in with someone for five or more months out of a year he’s no longer eligible for spousal support. A lawyer told me during my divorce that I probably wouldn’t be able to get spousal support because I had a boyfriend, even though I had been separated for ages and wasn’t hiding the new relationship from my ex or living with the new guy. She told me that judges often use that to deny alimony. I just double checked and it sounds like the lawyer was technically wrong (even though our local judge may be an a-hole, IDK) so I’m glad I didn’t hire her. You’re only ineligible for spousal support in my state if you live with a new partner, and not in every case.

Anyway it sounds like Alicia is doing everything right in her divorce. She is paying her fair share and keeping it amicable for their kid’s sake. As I usually say, I appreciate this trend in celebrity divorces. It makes the arguing and feuding parties in the more contentious famous divorces seem even more petty and archaic. Everyone is consciously uncoupling now, they’re even hanging out with their ex’s new partners. Alicia could get some headlines by stepping out with a new guy, but I assume she’ll just continue to tout veganism as a cure all since that seems to be her favorite subject.

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  1. Krakken says:

    I hope he spends it all on burgers and steak.

  2. Erinn says:

    “I doubt he is vaccinated, but that’s another story.”
    Umm, I’d say there’s less than a 1% chance that he is based on her comments on vaccines.

    “According to Drs. Roizen and Oz…While there has not been a conclusive study of the negative effects of such a rigorous one-size-fits-all, shoot-’em-up schedule, there is increasing anecdotal evidence from doctors who have gotten distressed phone calls from parents claiming their child was ‘never the same’ after receiving a vaccine. And I personally have friends whose babies were drastically affected in this way.” Because who wouldn’t consider Dr. Oz a great source. And beyond that – she’s falling straight into the common vaccine correlation myth. So many people report vaccine problems (anyone can do this) to the level of “well, my son got the stomach flu. He also got vaccinated yesterday – thus the vaccine caused the stomach flu! Vaccines are evil!”

    I just really really despise this woman. She gets too much attention, and the more attention you give her the more of a platform she gets. She freaking believes that if you’re eating meat or dairy while pregnant your child is essentially marinating in toxic sludge – but promotes letting your baby crawl around the house diaper-less at all times leaving their own ‘toxic sludge’ trails because watch out for BIG DIAPER!

    It’s infuriating that people who have been lucky with their health or the health of their kids see it as a reason for them to go out into the world and spread the ’cause’ of their good fortune like some kind of effed up gospel.

    • OriginalLala says:

      Erinn, I had an friendly acquaintance who practiced ‘elimination communication” with her babies, basically they never wore diapers and the parents would try to read their body language to figure out when they had to poo or pee and hold them over a toilet. It basically also meant that the parents were never able to leave the house or leave their kid with someone else, so they had no social life. They often invited people over and… they just had buckets around the living room to hold the babies over while they peed and pood. I don’t know how other people do it, but I can’t imagine this is how it’s supposed to be done? I was only 23 and found it a bit confusing

      edit: I forgot to mention that there were also toddlers and pets around, which is why I found the open buckets of waste a bit odd

      • Erinn says:

        I can’t even imagine. I mean… power to them, I guess? But I just could never manage it. I’d be absolutely run ragged – it’s hard enough keeping the dog out of kitty litter. You just need SO much focus and obsession to make that work – that I don’t know how you’d manage to get anything else done.

      • gemcat says:

        I did ’elimination communication’ but only in part, with my daughter. She weed in a diaper but did her no.2s into the toilet (or laundry sink because it was easier height-wise when she was a baby and ”only” breastfed and it easily washed straight down the drain). She was in cloth diapers and so it made a huge difference -as a stay at home mom – to my laundry workload. It’s not for everyone though which I get, also the financial privileges I had being able to stay home played no small part in it. But honestly it’s not for ANYONE if they have open waste buckets around -yikes!!

    • Rulla says:

      That’s somewhat similar to how we potty train our kids in my culture. I think the Chinese also train in a similar way but I could be wrong.

      • Erinn says:

        I guess it’s probably a cultural disconnect on my end. I mean – I’m looking at it from my own middle class Canadian upbringing. I have two cats and a dog. I can’t imagine having to follow an infant around at all times to keep up on the waste and spend so much time just cleaning. I’d be way way way overwhelmed. But she seems to have some sort of conspiracy about the diaper companies which is why I find it so out of the ordinary.

      • OriginalLala says:

        I’m likely in the same boat as Erinn – I have three cats who like to eat each other’s barf so i can’t even imagine trying to keep them out of those buckets!

      • holly hobby says:

        No the Chinese do not train the same way. We do it every half hour kid goes to the toilet. No one uses chamber pots anymore and yes there are squatting toilets in China.

    • Eliza says:

      Eh, cloth diapers for anti-Diaper, no. For reaction reasons we had to change to cloth wipes for a while (now water wipes, no rashes thank goodness) but it’s not so bad when you’re used to them. I imagine the cloth diaper is the same.

      I had a friend who did a mixed read signs potty training, but kept the diaper on and would run to the toilet with the baby insert attachment. All the kids trained early, but she couldn’t leave home till the poo-of-the-day was done.

    • Kitty says:

      I think there are so many things to consider when it comes to your health and immune system, being a vegan isn’t a cure all for anything. I’m not an overly health conscience person, I eat fairly well but I don’t deprive myself of the things I want, I smoke marijuana fairly, drink alcohol on most weekend, I don’t really exercise but I’m very active. I’ve never been seriously ill, and most of my family is the same as me. I think genetics have a lot to do with it. My daughter spent most of kindergarten sick, never sick until she started going every day, but since she started grade one she’s been perfect, I guess her immune system build up some strength last year with all the colds and flus. My nephews are another story. My sister spent all her time following them around with disinfectants when they were babies and toddlers, now they can’t leave the house without picking up some horrible sickness.

      This is probably a pointless comment but I can’t stand people who won’t vaccinate their children.

      • Bettyrose says:


        I’m a vegan because I genuinely prefer animals to people and the cruelty of meat & dairy horrifies me. But it’s not healthier than a diet of farm raised organic meat & dairy. I’m not trying to kid myself that it is. Definitely not a justication for not vaccinating.

      • Snowflake says:

        I think genetics has a ton to do with it. I don’t do anything special, i dont even take vitamins and i am very rarely sick (knock on wood). Maybe once every couple years I might get a cold. I’m very aware of how lucky i am. Yes it is pure stupidity not to get your kids vaccinated. Vacines are the reason we don’t have the diseases that existed back in the day.

  3. CharliePenn says:

    Her son looks so well cared for… since I’ve become a parent four years ago, and then again 18 months ago to THE MOST demanding and challenging baby girl (but also the most adventurous, exciting, affectionate and smart baby girl), I am really big on not judging other parents.
    My son is so easy so I kept judging for a little while when he was a baby. Seriously, having a challenging child made me really examine my thoughts towards other parents. Most parents are doing their absolute best. Someone may see me dealing with my daughter’s tantrum in public and judge, they don’t know that touching her during a tantrum makes it worse… they don’t know that she’s been working so hard on her words and that she has overcome her frustration ten times today before this meltdown… they just don’t know!
    This is getting long winded. My point is I don’t believe in parents judging each other, especially if a child looks well taken care of, happy and loved. How you feed, dress, discipline your child etc is all just you doing your best.
    BUT vaccinate your child! How can I not judge, when that decision impacts all those around you!? She’s blessed to have a healthy child who is not immune compromised! It really makes me not like Alicia, after a lifetime of really loving her. Ugh. Sucks.

  4. Chingona says:

    After being diagnosed with lupus I tried going completely meat and dairy free. I was at such a low point in my life. I had to stop working right when my husband lost his job and had suffered a stroke and other complications due to my Lupus. I was desperate for something that would help me so I bought her book the Kind diet. She literally claims in the book that following the Superhero phase of her diet plan can cure cancer and other illnesses. She also said that you shouldn’t eat fruits and vegetables that don’t grow in your region as it is bad for you and the environment, but then had no problem telling you to eat tons of Asian products and produce that have come from there. She basically was just spreading misinformation and mistruths that can be deadly for people who were desperate like I was.

    • Patty says:

      Alicia is doing her. I question anyone who would follow the advice of a B maybe C list celebrity. Especially when there are scientist, medical professionals, and experts who have spent their whole lives studying disease and how to treat (and in some cases, cure) it. As far as I’m concerned, she’s raising her kid the way she wants. She doesn’t have the power or means to force anyone to follow her path. If people make the choice to do XYZ because Alicia Silverstone is doing it, well that says more about them than her.

      *The only thing I’d side eye for her is being against vaccinations, if that’s true. Other than that, I could care less about her diet, lifestyle, and child rearing techniques.

      • Chingona says:

        Just to be clear I never thought that her Diet would cure my Lupus, I just meant how I could see how someone in such a desperate situation could believe it. I would agree that if she was just living her life great more power to her but she has book, website, and whole lifestyle brand that are all about profiting from spreading lies such as no vaccination and curing cancer. Being against vaccines has also been refuted by doctors and scientists so why do you side eye her for that but not from profiting from desperate people who have gone the thru every option to get better. I think both things are horrible. People who are desperate enough to try anything are not dumb, they are just trying to live. Again if she was just living her life I wouldn’t care but that is not the case.

      • Patty says:

        Sorry for your health issues but last time I checked Ms. Silverstone was an actress. She can post whatever she wants on her blog; eh at others choose to do with that information is really not her problem. I’d also be curious to know how she’s profiting from all of this.

        She’s making the choice to live her life a certain way and talking about her experiences. Doesn’t impact my life in anyway. Now if other people read her blog or buy her books and want to give what she’s doing a go – hey, that’s in them.

      • Chingona says:

        You are right it is on them, they choose to buy her products. She is still profiting by selling things hat are not scientifically backed, even siting bogus/ or flawed studies to back her claims and products. Again if was something that just affected her great, but like with the non vaccination advocates who have no real data that proves thier point yet these people chose to believe in no vaccines. I just don’t think I could sleep at night knowing that I was profiting from things that could/ or do hurt other people.

    • Snowflake says:

      It’s very irresponsible of people like Alicia to publish basically their own opinions on health and well being. I’m glad you didn’t fall for it. But I can see how someone for instance, dying of cancer, might try her advice in a desperate attempt to be cured. I dont blame that desperate person, I blame the authors who put other people’s lives in jeopardy to make a buck. ESPECIALLY when they are rich! I hope you and your family are doing much better now.

      • Chingona says:

        Exactly, I had a very aggressive case and had to recive chemotherapy so I met many cancer patients who were willing to try anything to live or give themselves better health. So her publishing false claims backed by flawed or outright mistrustful studies is a huge issue with me.

  5. Christine Stephens says:

    Sucks to have information like that public. It seems like they are keeping in amicable. I have always liked her even though my favorite food to eat is hamburger. She is just beautiful. Naturally beautiful woman.

  6. skipper says:

    Seems fair to me since she is the breadwinner of the family. If she were the husband, it would be the same.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Why should a functional adult of either gender get spousal support? In California your assets are divided which is fair given that the lower earning spouse contributed to the other’s ability to earn and aquire assets. Child support from a higher earning parent to one sharing custody, also fair. But spousal support? It’s a throwback to an era when one gender had the legal status of a dependent child. Even your children aren’t entitled to support after age 18, but an ex- spouse is? Gah. Marriage is terrifying.

      • Nicole(the Cdn one) says:

        Actually – in a long-term marriage where one party has foregone career advancement for the benefit of the other spouse, division of property is not sufficient to place the sacrificing spouse in the position they would have been in but for the marriage. Spousal support, at least in Canada, is designed to allow the sacrificing spouse time to equalize his/her income earning potential. How is fairness terrifying?

      • Bettyrose says:

        Did he sacrifice his career? Says he has a job. A lump sum payment could put him through school if he wants a career change. Child support ensures he can provide equal parenting resources. But he’s a grown ass adult who made his own career choices (unless this was some kind of abusive controlling marriage on her part).

      • Nicole(the Cdn one) says:

        Yes, they are both “grown ass adults” which means they both must recognize the consequences of their decisions. If one party compromises their earnings during the marriage for the benefit of the marriage then just because the marriage ends, the party who received the benefit does not get to ignore that. Lots of spouses turn down promotions or accept jobs which compromise their earning potential to better the family unit. Those consequences are often felt long after the marriage ends. Spousal support – whether lump sum or periodic – is meant to put the disadvantaged spouse in a spot which is more equitable to what they would have experienced if they had not made the compromises. The disadvantaged spouse should not be further financially penalized by having to use their property distribution to rectify that difference. It’s an issue of fundamental fairness.

        I have no clue in the present case whether he sacrificed anything, though given that she agreed to spousal support, that is at least superficial indicia that she felt he did.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Well, I find that terrifying. Everyone experiences painful breakups but a divorce followed by financial obligations to your ex is next level. (But yes I absolutely believe in child support. For children.)

  7. me says:

    I don’t even know why this is a story. She’s doing what the law requires.

  8. JadedBrit says:

    The juxtaposition of knife/carrot/finger in the last shot is worrisome.

    Oh, and vaccinate your kids. Don’t rely on other’s herd immunity. It’s beyond selfish. Unforgivable, really.

    • AMAyson1977 says:

      YES PLEASE!! Who taught her to hold a knife? She’s begging for a serious injury. And not vaccinating your healthy children is unforgivably selfish, arrogant, and negligent. There are parents with medically fragile children who CAN’T vaccinate and are depending on the rest of us to help keep their kids alive. Science is not an opinion, and Ms. Silverstone has NO training or education that qualifies her to give anyone medical advice.

    • holly hobby says:

      Yep so I will judge her because she released her “diseased” kid to the masses.

  9. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    My takeaway here is that she may be only making about half a million? Thought she’d be bringing in a lot more than that. Not that it’s our business or anything to balk at – I mean, I would take that lol – but just surprised she’s not making more with her new show plus royalties from all her past projects and books.

    • Chingona says:

      Not to say she isn’t just making that but a lot of celebs form corporations where there profits pass thru. They can then itemize/write off everything from clothing, living expenses, cars, food, and even their yachts. Every yacht we have ever built for a celebrity has been paid for by their company and we were given a 1099 at the end of the year. So any profits they make/ declare as personal is basically money they can just save as mostly all their expenses are covered.

    • Lex says:

      What on earth would she be earning even that much money from?
      Haha yes I could google but I have barely heard from her in 20 years except when someone dredges up Clueless every few years.

      What does she do?