Although one may think that Slade Smiley is a professional dater of The Real Housewives of Orange County, he still doesn't have a legitimate job, and according to court documents, owes $138,857.64 in unpaid child support to his son, Grayson, who is suffering from brain cancer and has serious medical bills piling up!
He's currently attempting to have his monthly child support payments reduced from $3500 a month, and even though he told his mother on Sunday night's show that he found work, the legal documents assert:
"It appears he is currently living with his girlfriend. The evidence shows that…in 2010 he earned $5,000 for participation in another television program. (Smiley) testified regarding his various unsuccessful efforts to find work in the title insurance/real estate industry. He also testified regarding his various Facebook and Twitter entries showing his attendance at various public and social events. He essentially describes these activities as networking with the purpose of securing employment in the entertainment field."
In response, a judge has ruled that Smiley try "to expand his efforts beyond entertainment and title insurance/real estate, and to document his efforts by keeping a detailed log." He also must contact at least five potential employers every two weeks.
Sounds fair to us!
Time's have certainly been tough, so we sympathize, but we'd say it's time to start pounding the pavement for work, just like everyone else!
Especially when your son needs you more than ever!
He's in our thoughts, guys! Stay strong and best of luck!
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