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- Blake Griffin and his ex-fiancee, Brynn Cameron, denied reports that he pays that much in child support.
Blake Griffin, a forward for the Detroit Pistons basketball team, is one of the world’s highest-paid athletes. In 2017, he signed a five-year, $171 million contract with the Pistons. His real estate portfolio in the Los Angeles area is conservatively valued at $35 million. According to a Facebook post, he also spends more than $3 million annually in child support.
"$258,000/month," the post says. "Amount Blake Griffin will pay in child support to ex Brynn Cameron."
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The post cites Radar Online. In August 2018, the celebrity gossip website posted a story with this headline: "Kendall Jenner’s ex Blake Griffin ordered to pay baby mama $258K a month in child support."
But both Griffin and his ex-fiancee, Brynn Cameron, refuted that claim. In a joint statement, they said that "recent reports of the financial details of the child support agreement between Blake Griffin and Brynn Cameron are inaccurate," according to a story in the Detroit Free Press. "Both sides have settled amicably and are moving forward with co-parenting their two children. Due to the confidential nature of the agreement, no further details will be released."
We don’t know how much Griffin pays in child support, though TMZ reported on Aug. 3, 2018, that he was paying $32,000 per month, which is significantly less than what’s quoted in the Facebook post.
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Facebook post, Aug. 2, 2020
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Variety, Blake Griffin scores $19 million Brentwood compound, July 29, 2020
Yahoo Sports, No, Blake Griffin isn’t paying $258,000 per month in child support, Aug. 3, 2018
Radar Online, Kendall Jenner’s ex Blake Griffin ordered to pay baby mama $258K a month in child support, Aug. 1, 2018
Detroit Free Press, Blake Griffin refutes report of paying $258K/month in child support, Aug. 1, 2018
TMZ, Blake Griffin only paying $32K per month … in child support, Aug. 3, 2018
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