Comedian/actor Mike Epps and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Mechelle Epps, are going through a contentious divorce.
Mechelle says she was caught off guard when her husband of nearly a decade filed for divorce in January,
"It was shocking to me," Mechelle told TMZ in February, about learning Mike wanted out of the marriage. "I didn't know we were separated since the summer time. We've been doing everything a married couple does up until January. I think when I saw him walking up and down the streets of New York with a mysterious girl, I think that did it."
Mechelle claims that Mike has cut her off from bank accounts and credit cards, leaving her with no income.
TMZ obtained court documents this week that show Mechelle is asking for $109,036 per month from Mike in spousal and child support.
They have two daughters, ages 10 and 12. According to Michelle, she spends several thousand dollars a month on their clothes and shoes, $72,000 a year for private schooling, an undisclosed amount to have their hair braided at an "expensive salon," $3,500 a month to pay her mom to be their nanny, plus food and vacations.
In addition, Mechelle wants $600 a month to cover the cost of her mom's Mercedes and sole possession of the home she and Mike once shared.
Mechelle believes the $1,308,432 she's asking for yearly is fair because Mike rakes in $3.5 million annually.