Glee star, Jane Lynch filed for a divorce in July from her wife, Dr. Lara Embry, just one month after they ended their relationship. Lynch told, she said they were just “two people who just decided it’s better to go apart than stay together” and implied their split would be the most amicable ever.
Things might get a little ugly today as Embry is now asking for attorney fees to be paid for by Lynch along with spousal support, People Magazine reports.
According to the docs which were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by the Emmy award-winning actress on Friday, Lynch, 53, had sought to terminate the court’s jurisdiction to award spousal support to her ex. Embry’s requests came in her response filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Their lawyers will now start battling over the big bucks Lynch has been making on Glee, in which she plays coach Sue Sylvester. Her film roles have included parts in “Julie & Julia” (2009), “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005), “A Mighty Wind” (2003) and “Best in Show” (2000). She was also recently on Broadway in Annie, hosting NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, and has several endorsement deals.
The actress and psychologist met in California in 2009 at a fundraiser. Embry has a 10-year-old daughter, Haden, who Lynch has grown close to.
Same sex marriage wasn’t legal in California during that time, but they were married in Massachusetts in May 2010 and registered as domestic partners in California days later. The couple has been separated since February.
With same sex marriages again legal in CA, Lynch filed for divorce in her home state.
Now millions of legal and show business eyes will now be on the case as it becomes the highest profile same sex split in the country.