Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Couple updates: Garcelle and Michael, Swizz Beatz and Mashonda, Tessanne Chin and Michael Anthony Cuffe Jr

After putting her husband on blast for cheating (she emailed his co-workers about it), Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon has filed for divorce from her husband Michael.

Michael and Garcelle with their twins Jaid and Jax
According to TMZ:
She filed the documents in L.A. County Superior Court on May 10 -- just two days before their 9-year wedding anniversary.
Garcelle and Michael have 2-year-old twins together -- she is seeking joint legal and physical custody.
As for spousal support -- Garcelle has requested that the judge not award anything to Michael.

In other couples news, Swizz Beatz settled out of court with his ex-Mashonda, to avoid going to court on June 10th. She claimed the 31-year-old producer owed $334,000 in delinquent child support and alimony debt.

Mashonda and Swizzy with their son Kasseem Dean Jr.

Swizz Beatz, who is currently on tour with his pregnant fiance Alicia Keys, recently told the New York Post:
his ex's allegations that he owes $325,000 in equitable distribution and $9000 in alimony and child support are "inaccurate" and "overblown" and said that he's gone "above and beyond" to provide for her and their 13-year-old son, Kasseem Jr.

He said he'd agreed to pay Dean more than the judge required and much more than his lawyer recommended - he even had to sign court papers acknowledging that he was going against his attorney's advice.

"I gave over what the judge was recommending to give. I gave her $700,000 upfront, because I thought $200,000 wasn't enough for what she wanted to do. I still get spit in my face for it," he said.

And a little closer to the region. Tessanne Chin is engaged!

Dancehall.Mobi states:

Dancehall/reggae singer Tessanne Chin is said to be on ‘cloud nine’ today, as her boyfriend – former television presenter, Michael Anthony Cuffe Jr. – reportedly popped the question yesterday, and asked for her hand in marriage during a large family gathering at the home of her sister, Tami Chynn. A teary-eyed Tessanne reportedly said yes, and the couple were cheered on by the many family members on hand, which included both sets of parents. No details forthcoming on a wedding date as yet!