Pop rock singer Chad is ordered to pay former partner $25,000 a month – including $5100 in pet care allowance
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has been ordered to pay his former partner $25,000 a month in support payments, after she argued $10,000 wasn’t enough.
Kroeger and Marianna Goriuk split in 2009 after nearly seven years together, during which time the musician’s income exploded towards last year’s figure of $9.7m a year.
When their common-law relationship ended he agreed to make payments, but she took him to court in Vancouver to demand more – including $5100 per month for pet care including a horse he bought for her for her birthday.
Goriuk argued their “lavish lifestyle” required regular payments of $95,000 but judge Anne MacKenzie settled on the lower figure after Kroeger stated she hadn’t been supportive of his career.
Judge MacKenzie said: “Their lifestyle was extravagant. They spent unlimited amounts to improve their properties. They ordered expensive food and wine, took private jets to Mexico and other places, hired helicopters at the last minute to fly to Vancouver for the the evening and travelled in limousines.”
Kroeger, who’s thought to be worth $50m in total, told the court that Goriuk “resented Nickelback touring, was not musically inclined and made insignificant contributions to business endeavours.”
Former hairdresser Goriuk, who met the singer at a concert, will receive the support payments until a full trial begins on August 15.