Can't say that we're shocked, but it's still so unfortunate.
The National Enquirer is reporting that there is a war brewing over who gets what from the late, great Elizabeth Taylor's $600 million estate, with sources close to the situation revealing that her family is upset that the icon's manager, Jason Winters, was made administrator of her will!
Her four children, Michael and Christopher Wilding, and Liza Todd and Maria Burton, apparently feel as though Winters took advantage of his relationship with Taylor in order to secure himself a huge portion of her estate - despite the fact that they're all expected to receive around $100 million EACH!
The insider explains:
"Jason was there for Elizabeth. She was mesmerized by him. Now there's more than $600 million at stake. Liz earmarked a lot for charity, and her kids definitely will be taken care of. But friends see Jason as an interloper who breezed into Liz's life in her final years and now will be making decisions on who gets what. Plus he'll get a chunk for himself and a fee for his role as administrator! Her children must feel insulted Liz didn't choose any of them to take care of her business affairs. But, in truth, Jason was a lifesaver for Liz during her darkest days. He was great company, and made her feel like the star she was. She didn't think a price could be put on such a dear friend."
A large portion of her fortune will also be designated for various AIDS charities, and of course, to Jason himself.
But hey - if this is what she wanted, then it's the family's responsibility to honor that, and not let finances put a strain on paying tribute to such a wonderful and important life!
Here's hoping that they can keep this in mind and resolve this nonsense as amicably as possible.
It's what Elizabeth would have wanted, we're sure.
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