It would seem that any embers remaining from actor Terrence Howard’s (pictured) public and drawn out nasty divorce from ex-Michelle Ghent (pictured) back in 2012 would have died out by now. Wrong! According to TMZ, the battling duo is back in the spotlight again. and this go-round, Howard is reportedly claiming he is broke and wants a judge to throw out his divorce agreement with Ghent because he was extorted and blackmailed in to signing it.
Ghent has reportedly put up her dukes and is ready to go some rounds with Howard, whom she claims owes her somewhere in the neighborhood of $325,000 in support. The Oscar-nominated performer claims, though, that he only brings home $5,878 a month in income and could never afford to dole out the court-mandated monies he allegedly owes Ghent.
Howard, who was also married to Lori McMasters for 14 years before Ghent, claims a portion of his earnings are going to her and their three children.
As a matter of fact, according to TMZ, McMasters reportedly receives Howard’s paycheck from his work as an actor, and she in turn, cuts him a monthly check.
Howard and Ghent married in January 2010 and divorced a year later. The union produced no children, but the breakup was fraught with allegations of physical abuse, restraining orders, racist name-calling, threats of property violence, and death threats, making the couple’s post-marital fighting fodder for the press for at least a couple of years.