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Lakers star Steve Nash is embroiled in a child support battle with ex-wife Alejandra, reports state. He does not want to pay the child support because he fears he will be raising three "spoiled" children.
Alejandra currently receives $30,000 per month in support from Nash but would like to receive more from her ex-husband. Nash has contested her request, stating that she received millions of dollars from the divorce settlement and should not need any more money from him.
According to TMZ, Nash said that he already pays 90 percent of the kids' medical, school, and extracurricular activities. He's afraid that if Alejandra receives more money, she will spend it on the children, which could lead to excessive spending and "spoiled" children.
Some believe, though, that Alejandra is requesting more money because she wants to move to Los Angeles, which Nash has objected to, even though he plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. Yet if Alejandra did move to L.A., she would likely get her request for increased child support.
Nash has been with the Lakers since 2012; before that he spent eight years with the Phoenix Suns. He and former wife Alejandra Amarilla met in 2001, married in 2005, and have three children. Twin daughters Lola and Bella were born in 2004, and son Matteo Joel was born in 2010.
When Matteo was born, Nash took the opportunity to announce that he ws divorcing Alejandra.
"I am very thankful and excited that we have a new son, Matteo Nash. Alejandra and the baby are doing fine. But this is a bittersweet moment for my wife and I: after five years, we are now in the process of dissolving our marriage. While we have lived separately for the past several months, we remain firmly committed to raising our children in the most positive, nurturing way possible," Nash told "Life & Style" magazine.
"I want only good things for [her] going forward; right now, I'm focused on ensuring that our children understand how much they're loved and adored by us as they continue to adjust to these changes. I would ask that their privacy, and ours as a family, be respected as we move forward," Nash added.