According to a new report, the 52-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star scored big in her divorce from ex-husband Christian Stracke, the father of her three children, who agreed to award her with a six-figure support settlement, a $1.2 million lump sum, and much, much more after they called it quits on their 16-year marriage in 2016.
While discussing her split from Christian on the premiere episode of RHOBH season 13, Sutton said that after entering her marriage on “equal footing” in May 2000, she quit her job to focus on raising their family, which “diminished” her financial power.
“This became here’s your allowance,” she recalled. “I realized, wow, I allowed that to happen. I will never allow that to happen again.”
Sutton also mentioned spousal support.
“They come with an anchor. I’m not going to give that up… but I don’t want the anchor. I don’t want it. I want complete freedom,” she explained.
Days later, on October 27, Radar Online shared details of Sutton and Christian’s 2018 divorce judgment, noting that in addition to a massive wine collection and Andy Warhol prints, Sutton was awarded $50,000 per month in child support for her three kids, Porter, James, and Philip, and $300,000 more per month in spousal support — until she dies.
At the time of their breakup in 2016, Christian said they separated on May 31, 2016 but she insisted it was later. However, despite their dispute on the date, they agreed to split their art collection and Christian paid Sutton a lump sum of $1.235 million.
He also agreed to give Sutton three vehicles, including a Cadillac, a 2015 Chevy Suburban, and a Range Rover, and two homes, including one in Georgia and another in Los Angeles, which she seemingly sold in 2020 after listing it for just under $9 million.
Sutton was then given a bank account with $86,000, her clothes, jewelry, and couture, split interest in two minor league baseball teams, and a checking account with $800,000.
Meanwhile, Christian was awarded several bank accounts with over $1.4 million, half of a retirement account with over $500,000, and half interest in their many businesses. In addition, he was allowed to keep their West African artisanal crafts, leather pieces, and fabrics, and an apartment in Venice, Italy that he bought after their split, as well as a 2015 Vespa Motor scooter, a Mexican wood sculpture, and three collectible ritual masks.
Also as part of their divorce settlement, Christian agreed to set up a $3 million trust for their children, who they split joint legal and physical custody of, and vowed to continue to add to it.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.