Hollywood divorces often can be brutal battles, but one of the latest celebrity splits has really brought the claws out — or rather, brought the claws up.
Singer and actress Mandy Moore has filed for spousal support from Ryan Adams to help take care of the eight cats and dogs the couple shared during their marriage, reports ABC News. Moore is said to be struggling with the financial care of the pets, claiming her salary is only a quarter of Adams’ salary.
“It’s becoming overwhelming for her to take care of all the animals,” People magazine writer, Melody Chiu, told ABC News. “She has a lot she would like to accomplish with her career, but she has to stay at home with the animals and she needs his help financially in order to do that.”
Although both lawyers for the couple provided no comment to ABC News, court documents obtained by People reportedly show that Moore says she feels overwrought with the taking care of all the animals full time and was even “even forced to cancel a prior work engagement because my housekeeper was ill and unable to stay with our pets.”
Can’t wait to get home to these nuggets on #InternationalCatDay. A photo posted by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on
Instagram followers of the actress are used to seeing shots of her canine and cat crew. Despite the apparent love for the animals, Moore — who in 2009 married singer songwriter Adams after a one-month engagement — says she needs this support in addition to the traditional spousal support she also is seeking. The two announced their split in January.
Someone just attacked me for some time with these psychedelic catnip toys. #cats #vincent A photo posted by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on