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A California judge on Friday ordered singer Marc Anthony to double the child support he pays ex-wife Dayanara Torres, according to the TMZ Web site.
Torres went to court in May to demand more money from the artist to maintain the two children they had together - he has been paying her $13,000 a month but the judge boosted the amount to $26,000.
The increase is far from the more than $100,000 requested by Torres, who says that Anthony’s fortune is larger than he says it is and that he spends $330,000 a year on his family, girlfriends and pals.
Anthony refused to increase the monthly sum that Torres receives on grounds that providing more money for the kids would “spoil them rotten.”
Besides the $26,000 a month in child support, the court improved the yearly vacation allowance that Torres gets from Anthony, which jumped from $6,000 to $12,000 a year.
In 2008, Torres, a former Miss Universe, published a book entitled “Married To Me: How Committing To Myself Led to Triumph After Divorce,” in which she related her experiences during her separation from Anthony, whose marriage to her in 2000 survived just four years.
In an interview with Efe just before the book was launched, Torres said she had “good relations” with Anthony and that they had put the divorce behind them.
Marc Anthony was also married to Jennifer Lopez between 2004 and 2011.