A few weeks after such a sad loss, we're learning more and more specifically how the wonderful Elizabeth Taylor divided up her fortune in regards to her will.
Among charities and family members, one recipient comes as somewhat of a surprise: her ex husband Larry Fortensky received more than $800,000 according to the actress's final wishes!
Larry, married to Elizabeth in the 90's, has had a rough time with his health due to a head injury he sustained in 1999 from a drunken fall. Not one to turn her nose up at charity, Elizabeth (without being asked) offered him a thousand dollars a month:
"Darling Larry. I've been thinking of you lately and worry about you. I think you could use a little help so I would like to send you a thousand a month for the rest of my life or until I go broke."
That's so sweet of her!
She also cut him a check for $15k when he was about to lose a house (which he eventually did). Everyone has been very clear, though, that he never asked her for handouts, and that even while they were married, he was still working his job.
The two remained close despite the divorce.
Well, Larry, we definitely hope this helps out with those health issues of yours! It sounds like Elizabeth cared for you a lot, even in the end, regardless of you two not being together anymore.
We think we can all agree that Elizabeth had an amazing heart, that's for sure!
[Image via AP Images.]
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