Musician Kenny G has filed legal papers to finally end spousal support after he paid his ex-wife almost $4 million over nine years.
The smooth jazz saxophonist, 66, has had enough of paying his ex-wife, Lyndie Benson, $40,000 a month since their 2013 divorce.
G, who won a Grammy in 1994 for Best Instrumental Composition for his song ‘Forever In Love,’ said in the documents that he can no longer give financial support to Benson as his tours declined after the pandemic.
Represented by Laura Wasser, G detailed how his earnings has been on the decline since 2018.
“Kenny is a Grammy award-winning saxophonist with a long successful career and more than 15 albums,” the legal documents read.
“However, as explained in the accompanying declaration of Kenny, for the last 2-3 years Kenny’s touring opportunities, where he earns the most income, have not only declined but his percentage of earnings from the tours have also declined.”
It continued: “Lyndie is 57 years old, and, as far as Kenny knows, in good health. Lyndie has refused to become fully self-supporting for almost 10 years. Kenny should not have to continue to bear the burden of her refusal to do so as his schedule continues to dry up.”
In 2013, when the spousal support started, Benson launched a clothing line called Bleusat. It was even featured in Forbes magazine last year, with Benson describing it as a ‘thriving fashion label.’
G has collaborated with famous musicians like The Weeknd and Kanye West.
In a 2022 interview with People, he said: “I’ve been around a long time, so when people like Kanye and The Weeknd are asking me to play on their records, yeah, I do feel like it’s a resurgence in my career right now.”
He continued: “I’m not trying to sound egotistical, but I’ve always thought that when you have something of great quality, you become timeless.”
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